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(FMP CD 099)
Yet another side of Sam Rivers is brought into focus with this extended duo set alongside Alexander von Schlippenbach. This unsung 1997 meeting finds Rivers in an expansive mood, as he takes turns creating themes on various instruments, to Schlippenbach's sensitive accompaniment.
1 Tangens a (alpha) - 6:26
2 Tangens ß (beta) - 31:47
3 Tangens γ (gamma) - 14:58
4 Tangens δ (delta) - 7:08
5 Tangens ε (epsilon) - 9:47
All music composed by Sam Rivers and Alexander von Schlippenbach
released 31 August 1998
"Tender, beautiful, and edifying music by two empathic giants." -- All Music Guide
"Two virtuosos at the top of their games: Rivers and Schlippenbach prove that old lions sometimes roar louder than young ones." -- Jazziz
Sam Rivers: flute, soprano, and tenor saxophone
Alexander von Schlippenbach: piano
Recorded live by Holger Scheuermann and Jost Gebers on November 8th and 9th, 1997, during the Total Music Meeting at the Podewil in Berlin.
Mixed and mastered by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Jost Gebers
Booklet design/layout: Manfred Kussatz.
Photos: Dagmar Gebers
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