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Sam Rivers Mosaic Set This November

Mosaic Records will release a set of Rivers' 1970s New York City jazz loft recordings this autumn.

Sam Rivers at Studio Rivbea

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Jazz veteran and avant-garde icon Sam Rivers performing at his New York City Studio Rivbea loft in 1976. Mosaic Records is planning to release a box-set of previously unreleased recordings that Rivers made at the loft.

Mosaic Records, a limited-edition jazz reissue company that has released numerous historically-significant box-sets over the past 27 years, will release a collection of Sam Rivers music this November. The music will be culled from private recordings that Rivers made at his Studio Rivbea loft in New York City during the 1970s.

Rivers announced the new release at a concert this past Friday, where Mosaic producer Michael Cuscuna confirmed it. It’s especially appropriate for Cuscuna and Mosaic to be involved in this project, as Cuscuna produced the back-in-the-day sessions that gave us one of the best documents of New York’s 1970s jazz-loft scene, Wildflowers, which was also recorded at Rivers’ Rivbea space.

For More About Mosaic Records And Sam Rivers:

  • Visit the Mosaic Records website.
  • Listen to a previuos Night Lights show about Rivers’ 1964 residence in Miles Davis‘s quintet. (Night Lights)
David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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