A Modern Jazz Messenger!
Owen McNally Hartford Courant

part of the next wave of this jazz ritual
-Frank Alkyer – Downbeat Magazine

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

Albert Rivera came to town for a show that blew us all away

-Ken Laster(Radio Host) – WWUS 91.7

Rivera has a timeless tenor tone and a special sensitivity on soprano.

Tony Hall
Jazz Wise Magazine

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

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 (Berks Jazz Fest)

While Rivera’s compositions are diverse, these musicians hit the pocket and sustain a powerful group dynamic.

-Elliot Simon


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