DAVE SAMUELS

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Dave Samuels (October 9, 1948 – April 22, 2019) was an American vibraphone and marimba player who spent many years with the contemporary jazz group Spyro Gyra. His recordings and live performances during that period also reflect his prowess on the steelpan, a tuned percussion instrument of Trinidadian origin.

Samuels was born in Waukegan, Illinois. At the age of six he started playing drums and piano. He learned vibes and marimba while a student at Boston University. He continued his studies at the Berklee College of Music, also in Boston, and studied with vibraphonist Gary Burton. He taught percussion at Berklee before moving to New York City in 1974. Soon he was recording and performing with Gerry Mulligan, Carla Bley, and Gerry Niewood. He played in a vibe/marimba duo with David Friedman, who had been his teacher at Boston, releasing albums under the name Double Image.

In 1979 he began recording
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DAVE SAMUELS Living Colors album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Living Colors
World Fusion 1988
DAVE SAMUELS Ten Degrees North album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ten Degrees North
World Fusion 1989
DAVE SAMUELS Natural Selection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Natural Selection
World Fusion 1991
DAVE SAMUELS Del Sol album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Del Sol
Latin Jazz 1993
DAVE SAMUELS Synergy Percussion With Dave Samuels ‎: Synergy With Samuels album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Synergy Percussion With Dave Samuels ‎: Synergy With Samuels
Third Stream 1994
DAVE SAMUELS In Line with Dave Samuels album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Line with Dave Samuels
World Fusion 1995
DAVE SAMUELS Tjader-ized: A Cal Tjader Tribute album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tjader-ized: A Cal Tjader Tribute
Latin Jazz 1998

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