High quality Blue Note reissue from Paris based label Heavenly Sweetness. This LP features quality sound taken directly from the original master tapes, 180g vinyl, heavy cardboard sleeve and original artwork. The title of 'A New Conception' refers to Sam Rivers' ingenious interpretations of standards on this record. Rivers treats the songs - such familiar items as "When I Fall in Love" and "I'll Never Smile Again" - with respect, but never as museum pieces. He knows that if the songs are to remain fresh, they need to be heard in different ways, and he skillfully opens up each composition to contemporary avant-garde techniques. Personnel: Sam Rivers (tenor and soprano saxophone, flute), Hal Galper (piano), Herbie Lewis (bass), Steve Ellington (drums).