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Rivbea All-Star Orchestra

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Bebop to Free Jazz: Always the craftsman


Filmmaker Alan Roth documented this rehearsal of the Rivbea All-Star Orchestra in 1998.

Contrary to some people's mythology musicians work and they work hard. And free jazz is not just random hacking around.

Some of the players of the Rivbea All-Star Orchestra.

Sam Rivers,
Steve Coleman
Greg Osby
Chico Freeman
Gary Thomas
Hamiet Bluiett
Ray Anderson
Joseph Bowie
Ravi Best
Ralph Alessi
James Zolar
Baikida Carroll
Joseph Daley
Bob Stewart
Doug Matthews
Anthony Cole

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