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  • Audio CD (15 Sept. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Listen  1. Precis (2008 Digital Remaster) (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) 5:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  3. Effusive Melange (2008 Digital Remaster) (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) 5:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Involution (2008 Digital Remaster) (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) 7:12Album Only
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Listen  6. Helix (2008 Digital Remaster) (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) 5:31£0.99  Buy MP3 

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bob Murray on 28 Jun. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Although I was aware that this was Sam River's last Blue Note recording I wasn't familiar with it until very recently. It's very similar to the other new wave Blue Note recordings of the sixties, by such as Andrew Hill and Eric Dolphy. It is also highly original. The band consists of Donald Byrd on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, Rivers, James Spaulding on alto, Cecil McBee on bass and Steve Ellington on drums. On 'Involution' Rivers and Spaulding are featured on flutes with the rhythm and on 'Afflatus' Rivers is alone on tenor with the rhythm section.
Donald Byrd, who had no previous recorded experience in this type of music, is fairly cautious on 'Precis' but is bolder on the later tunes and plays attractive clean lines with no remaining Clifford Brown influence. Priester, who did have experience with Booker Little and Sun Ra plays well and sounds totally at home in some fairly complex music. James Spaulding, a somewhat underrated altoist, is absolutely convincing, playing aggressive, flowing (is that a contradiction in terms?) lines with a piercing vocalised tone. McBee has a formidable technique and combines well with Ellington who keeps up a constant barrage of punctuation. The rhythm section are a bit under recorded and so do not dominate the ensemble. They fit into it and the whole band is not driven along but rolls along as a single entity. On second thoughts they are probably not under recorded: this was just how Rivers saw it. He himself plays extremely well, without ever grandstanding. He plays soprano on 'Paean', otherwise tenor with the exception of flute on 'Involution' and wrestles with the band, playing through and under it, and soaring over it. He is best on 'Afflatus' which the sleeve very aptly describes as a 'kind of tenor incantation'.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Sam Rivers' Most Avant-Garde BN Album 17 Sept. 2008
By Michael Brad Richman - Published on
Format: Audio CD
With the reissue of "Dimensions & Extensions," three of Sam Rivers' four Blue Note albums are now available domestically on CD. (I personally couldn't have ever imagined this happening when I purchased the Rivers Mosaic Set a dozen years ago.) 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. The expanded frontline personnel of James Spaulding, Donald Byrd and Julian Priester, and the pianoless rhythm duo of Cecil McBee and Steve Ellington lay the ground work for this departure. But it is Rivers' increasingly complex original compositions that showcase a new level in his talent. Granted his extreme take on standards on his previous album (the still OOP "A New Conception") was far from run of the mill, but the depth and layering in these tunes compared to Fuchsia Swing Song or Contours (see my reviews) is striking. Fans of the more "eccentric" mid 60s Blue Notes -- Out to Lunch, Dialogue, Point of Departure, Life Time, etc. -- will be delighted with the dimension of this disc!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
GREAT 2 May 2009
By Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This album mixes big band, hard-bop and the avant-gaurde. Sam Rivers mixes the styles quite effectively here.

Most of the tracks here have beginnings--heads, in jazz terms-that run through a lot of chords and substitutions quickly. The players are then off to the races, and the improvosation skill of these soloists in excellent. They never fall into cleches-and neither does the rhythm section-so this music always sounds fresh.

Like many of the other great Blue Note 60s jazz records-Destination Out by Jackie McClean or Evolution by Grechan Moncour--this bypasses the whole mainstreem/out jazz war aside and uses all elements of the music to make a great record.

Critics and marketing people worry about style labals. Great musicians never do.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great sixties Blue Note avant garde jazz! 21 Sept. 2000
By Sirin - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This disc is one of the best of many Blue Note avant garde jazz efforts recorded in the sixties. The piano-less lineup is melodic and edgy at various turns. The writing is urgent, up front and at times, beautiful. It is an essential part of any sixties avant garde collection and makes me yearn for more BLue Note releases of Rivers' material.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Blue Note, put this back out! 13 Jan. 2005
By footfootvrr - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This is an amazing session from 1967. This album provides vigorously engaging textures, shapes, and sounds from beginning to end. The soloing is hot. There's six tracks in all:

Paean / mstr #1858 / tk 10 [5:21]

Precis / mstr #1859 / tk 20 [5:18]

Helix / mstr #1860 / tk 25 [5:29]

Effusive Melange / mstr #1861 / tk 32 [5:47]

Involution / mstr #1862 / tk 33 [7:10]

Afflatus / mstr #1863 / tk 34 [6:25]

Here's the lineup:

Sam Rivers (tenor sax-2,3,4,6; soprano sax-1; flute-5 / Compositions)

James Spaulding (alto sax, flute)

Donald Byrd (trumpet)

Julian Priester (trombone)

Cecil McBee (bass)

Steve Ellington (drums)

If you know anything about mid-sixties jazz, you know that this is an amazing crew. This music means business. Track 2 is a flute bonanza exploratorium and track 5 is a vivid trio incantation. The other tracks have a cleanly articulated, innovative sound, even during the four-horn collective improvisation. If you like Rivers, you need to hear this. If you don't know his work, this is a great start.
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
???....... 4 Dec. 2004
By Justin Carter - Published on
Format: Audio CD
You figure Blue Note would remaster this by now. No really. I mean it's his most popular cd. But they decide to realease his more acsesible stuff. Why dosen't Blue Note release this... Do they they just sit there and pick out of a box? If there is a good reason I'll understand. But from what I know there isn't. I don't have this cd ,but I know it's going to be good.
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