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Dave Samuels

Dave Samuels
Born: Oct 9, 1948 in Waukegan, IL
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Genre: Jazz, World
Biography: A talented vibraphonist and marimba player, Dave Samuels has gained his greatest fame for his many years with Spyro Gyra. He started on his first instrument, the drums, when he was six, but by the time he attended Boston University (from which he graduated with a psychology degree), he was studying mallet ...Read full biography
In Lands I Never Saw
Released: 1985
Label: Celestial Harmonies
Critics' Rating:
The Double Image concept sometimes was intriguing, with vibists Dave Friedman and Dave Samuels working off each other, then complementing themselves. It could also be tedious, especially on slower pieces. ...Read full review
Dave Samuels Presents Tjader-Ized (A Tribute To Cal Tjader)
Released: 1998
Label: Verve Records
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The most influential non-Latin figure in Latin jazz is paid respectful homage by another non-Latin vibraphonist of note, Spyro Gyra's Dave Samuels, who put together a heavyweight ensemble of Latin jazz ...Read full review
More Dave Samuels albums: Main Albums (8), DVD/Video (2)