Sam Rivers Dimensions & Extensions (1967)

Blue Note
  • 1. precis
  • 2. paean
  • 3. effusive melange
  • 4. involution
  • 5. afflatus
  • 6. helix

This is an amazing session from 1967. This album provides vigorously engaging textures, shapes, and sounds from beginning to end. This March 17, 1967 session is certainly the most avant-garde outing Rivers had for the label, and signaled the tone of later efforts he would make in the 70s for Impulse and ECM.


Sam Rivers (tenor sax) 
James Spaulding (alto sax, flute) 
Donald Byrd (trumpet) 
Julian Priester (trombone) 
Cecil McBee (bass) 
Steve Ellington (drums)