Sam Rivers (born September 25, 1923, El Reno, Oklahoma) is a jazz
musician and composer best known for his contributions to free jazz
and experimental jazz
music. Rivers has contributed to over 50 years of accomplishments in jazz; he discovered a 13-year-old drummer named Tony Williams in 1959; he led a Boston-based quartet featuring Williams, Henry Grimes, and Hal Galper in the early ’60s; he toured Japan with Miles Davis in 1964; he recorded five landmark albums for Blue Note between 1964...