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Sam Rivers & Rivbea All-Star Orchestra Rehearsal


About The Video

A fascinating reel of rehearsals for the New York big band that Sam Rivers put together in 1999 for a gig at Sweet Basil and two RCA albums.

Note the heavy sax section with Greg Osby, Steve Coleman and Chico Hamilton. Some nice shots of Sam’s wife Bea who passed away a few years later.

Customer Comments

Oh that's hilarious! Chico Hamilton in the reed section.
- dj dyspeptic

that's Chico Freeman in the reeds
- Anonymous

that's Chico Freeman in the reeds
- Anonymous

Fascinating look behind the scenes--thanks for posting! This was actually recorded in September 1998. Sam did a week of shows at Sweet Basil, 3 nights with his trio and 3 nights with the big band. I flew from California to see it, only wish I'd been able to catch the entire run of shows!
- Will G

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