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Sam Rivers: Culmination

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In jazz, who really moves the music forward, the soloist or the composer? With his latest Rivbea All-Star Orchestra release, Sam Rivers reminds us that they both do.

Culmination was recorded at the same 1998 session that resulted in last year’s Grammy-nominated Inspiration. Saxophonist Steve Coleman produced this outing also, and it, too, is likely to end up on many year-end best-of lists.

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