“Albert Rivera Organ Sextet opened Saturday's proceedings, with the tenor-playing leader and band hitting the mark on a slow, sultry "After Hours" and a dramatic original, a brooding reflection on 9/11 called "Remembrance."—Sandy Ingham
“Three young artist (Albert Rivera, Luques and Zaccai Curtis) who are part of the next wave in this jazz ritual.”—DownBeat Magazine
“Rivera has a timeless tenor tone and a special sensitivity on soprano.”—Tony Hall
“While Rivera's compositions are diverse, these musicians hit the pocket and sustain a powerful group dynamic.”—All About Jazz NY
“A Modern Jazz Messenger!”—Owen McNally Hartford Courant
"Albert Rivera came to town for a show that blew us all away"—Ken Laster(Radio Host) - WWUS 91.7
"Albert and the band played straight ahead jazz the way it was meant to be played. If you weren't there you just MISSED"— Stanley Danner (Gerald Veasly Jazz Base)
"he asserts his more confrontational personality on the smaller, more sensitive-sounding instrument. Rivera’s soprano sound is equally as compelling as his tenor technique; he wrestles a deep, rich tone from the bright, tiny saxophone."—Jon Ross - artscriticatl.com
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Please click on any of the audio videos below to listen to full tracks of "Back At It"
Albert Rivera - Inner Peace
Personnel: Albert Rivera (Saxophones), Luques Curtis (Bass), Zaccai Curtis (Piano), Nick Roseboro (Trumpet), Jean Caze (Trumpet), Nathan Jolley (Drums), John Iannuzzi (Drums), Beck Burger (Hammond B3), Mark Whitfield (Guitar)
Personnel: Albert Rivera (Saxophones), Ralph Peterson (Drums), Christian Scott (Trumpet), Luques Curtis (Bass), Zaccai Curtis (Piano), Nick Roseboro (Trumpet), Jimmy Greene (Tenor Saxophone), Andrew Lipow (Guitar)
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