Sam Rivers

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Birthday
25, 1923
Birthplace
El Reno, OK
Death Date
Dec 26, 2011 (88)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
25, 1923
Birthplace
El Reno, OK
Death Date
Dec 26, 2011 (88)

About

Pioneering jazz saxophonist who helped define the avant-garde "loft" scene in the 1960s and 1970s. He collaborated with many different artists, including many Blue Note artists.

Before Fame

He learned the violin, piano and trombone while growing up.

Trivia

He made a mark in the jazz world with improvisations grounded in superior technique on multiple instruments and deep knowledge of music.

Family Life

He had a son and three daughters with wife Bea.

Associated With

He spent the summer of 1964 touring with the Miles Davis Quintet.