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Sam Rivers - Contours

  • Performer: Sam Rivers
  • Title: Contours
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Country: Japan
  • Record source: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, SHM-CD
  • Released: 25 Mar 2015
  • Style: Free Jazz, Post Bop
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Cat#: UCCQ-5116
  • MP3 album: 1332 mb
  • FLAC album: 1919 mb
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 562
Sam Rivers - Contours


1Point Of Many Returns9:19
2Dance Of The Tripedal10:07
3Mellifluous Cacophony8:57
5Mellifluous Cacophony [Alt. Take]9:02


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
BLP 4206Sam Rivers Contours ‎(LP, Album, Mono)Blue NoteBLP 4206US1967
BST-84206, BLP-4206/84206, 84206Sam Rivers Contours ‎(LP, Album, RP)Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue NoteBST-84206, BLP-4206/84206, 84206USUnknown
7243 4 73163 2 6, 73163Sam Rivers Contours ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM)Blue Note, Blue Note7243 4 73163 2 6, 73163US2004
BLP-4206 / 84206Sam Rivers Contours ‎(LP)Blue NoteBLP-4206 / 84206US1973
HSV037VL, BST 84206Sam Rivers Contours ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180)Heavenly Sweetness, Blue NoteHSV037VL, BST 84206France2010


  • BassRon Carter
  • Composed BySam Rivers
  • Design, Photography By [Cover Photo]Reid Miles
  • DrumsJoe Chambers
  • FluteSam Rivers (tracks: 3)
  • Liner Notes [2015 Translated By]行方 均
  • Liner Notes [2015]行方 均, Michael Cuscuna
  • Liner Notes [Original]Don Heckman
  • PianoHerbie Hancock
  • ProducerAlfred Lion
  • Recorded ByRudy Van Gelder
  • Reissue Producer [Produced For Release By]Michael Cuscuna
  • Soprano SaxophoneSam Rivers (tracks: 1)
  • Tenor SaxophoneSam Rivers (tracks: 2, 4, 5)
  • TrumpetFreddie Hubbard


Recorded on May 21, 1965 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

In jewel case with obi. Eight page booklet includes two sets of new liner notes, one in English and Japanese, the other in Japanese only. The back cover of the booklet is a facsimile of the original LP jacket back cover featuring the original liner notes in English.

Tracks 1 to 4 originally issued on Blue Note BST-84206
Track 5 is a bonus track


  • Barcode: 4 988005 876331
  • Matrix / Runout: UCCQ-5116 1W
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L244
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 4011
  • Rights Society: JASRAC


  • Record Company – Universal Classics & Jazz
  • Marketed By – Universal Music LLC
  • Distributed By – Universal Music LLC
  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • Published By – Blue Horizon Music


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