Sam Rivers & The Rivbea Orchestra* ‎– Mosaic Select: Trilogy

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Mosaic Records (2) ‎– MS-038
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Mosaic Select – 38
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Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition
3 × CD
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Tracklist

Offering
1-1 Spice 8:52
1-2 Ganymede 9:04
1-3 Crux 8:13
1-4 Aura 15:48
1-5 Perkin 9:39
1-6 Pulsar 14:13
Progeny
2-1 Robyn 6:21
2-2 Cindy 5:46
2-3 Monique 6:44
2-4 Traci 5:10
2-5 Iisha 4:42
2-6 Tamara 5:20
2-7 Tiffany 5:40
2-8 Jessica 7:32
2-9 Destiny 6:54
Edge
3-1 Ridge 10:27
3-2 Brink 11:04
3-3 Precipice 9:29
3-4 Verge 10:32
3-5 Point 10:12
3-6 Visions 11:38
3-7 Pulsar 8:25

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#1-1 to 1-6
Recorded live at the Plaza Theatre, Orlando, Florida on November 12, 2008

#2-1 to 2-9
Recorded at Sonic Caldron Studios, Casselberry, Florida on February 27, 2008

#3-1 to 3-7
Recorded live at the Plaza Theatre, Orlando, Florida on April 8, 2009

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Rob7

Rob7

January 27, 2014
Description from Mosaic website:
"By the time Sam Rivers was able to document his orchestral writing in 1974 (on the Impulse album "Crystals") at the tender age of 51, he was best known for leading a magnificent, purely improvised trio devoid of all written music. But composition was (and is) as much a part of his incessantly fertile mind as improvisation.
His densely-layered and beautifully voiced multi-sectional orchestra pieces burn with an intensity that never forsakes the music's beauty. Rivers seamlessly integrates improvisation into the written score. Solos are distributed democratically as effective, concise statements.

In 1992, Rivers moved to Orlando, Florida where he quickly formed another powerful improvising trio and set about seeking personnel to form an orchestra for the music that he was constantly writing. After two all-star albums for RCA Records in 1998 ("Inspiration" and "Culmination"), recorded in New York, an Orlando edition of the Rivbea Orchestra started to emerge.

Drawn from teachers and students at surrounding colleges, frustrated members of various Walt Disney World aggregations and retired veterans of orchestras like Tommy Dorsey and Woody Herman, Sam Rivers crafted a first-class orchestra to realize his music. In 2005, he issued the new Rivbea Orchestra's first recording "Airora" on his own Rivbea label.

When we heard the album, we called Sam to offer our jaw-dropping praise, he told us essentially there is plenty more where that came from and set about sifting through hours of studio and live recordings to cull the three CDs of previously unreleased material contained in this set. The results are forward-thinking and electrifying."