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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Welcome Blue Note Reissue, December 14, 2004
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Sam Rivers' second Blue Note album, CONTOURS, is an excellent quintet date which, like FUCHSIA SWING SONG before it, straddles post-bop and the avant garde with loose ideas given gorgeous shape through top-notch playing. With trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Joe Chambers providing support, it's little wonder that Rivers' four lengthy compositions all come out winners. I'm assuming that anyone reading this is at least slightly familiar with some of these musicians' work, so details are probably superfluous; all five men get plenty of time in the spotlight, however, and their ensemble playing is tight and inspired. Hancock seems to have had a particularly fine day, providing some brilliant solos (especially on "Dance of the Tripedal") and anchoring the rhythm section solidly behind Rivers' own adventurous performances on tenor and soprano saxophones and flute. Anyone fond of the classic mid-sixties BN feel will enjoy this set, and so I'm sure would a lot of other people besides. This is, quite simply, fascinating music.
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