Do you mean the female singer/songwriter (also plays guitar), who
had a hit single with the jazz-bluesy "Stop" about 10 years ago?
Not jazz though, more like sophisticated pop.
> Does anyone know anything about a guitarist named Sam Brown?
> Any recordings etc. etc. etc.
Sam Brown was a terrific player who made a lot of sessions in New York in the
late 60's early 70's. Note that I refer to him in the past tense; he is now
deceased. RIP. He played on several of Keith Jarrett's early recordings. I
have recordings of him playing with Jeremy Steig, and Richard Davis -- both
excellent: neither currently available.
Sam was at home in a variety of contexts: latin, rock, r&b, jazz. He was one
of the first real fusion guitarists, but didn't resemble the stereotype that
the name implies.
In article <7raopv$p00$1...@bgtnsc02.worldnet.att.net>,
I may be confused about this, because it's been awhile, but it seems to me
there was another Sam Brown from Chicago, better known as "Bebop Sam". I only
heard about this guy, but it was all good, and I think his last name was Brown
too. Maybe someone else has the real story on this.
RalphPatt wrote in message <19990911152659...@ng-fg1.aol.com>...
There was a very good article about Sam in an early 1982-83-84? Guitar Player
Magazine after his death. If you can find it that would be helpful.
Sorry I can't be more help.
> Is there any written information on him?
> Also, is there a discography?
I wish there was a discography but I don't know of one. These are some
of the LPs I have that Sam Brown plays on. I'm always looking for
w/ Jeremy Steig:
w/ the Dave Matthews Big Band:
-Live at the Five Spot
w/ Gary Burton:
-Gary Burton/Keith Jarrett
-Live In Tokyo
w/ Keith Jarrett
w/ Paul Motian
w/ Richard Davis
w/ Charlie Haden:
Liberation Music Orchestra
Wow! Blast from the past. I talked with Bebop Sam a few
times in Chicago.
First time I met him, I was sitting in a piano at the
Chicago Circle campus. I was working out the Bud Powell
changes to Round Midnight. This total stranger opens
the door, walks in and says "that should be A-flat
thirteen." He was right That would have been about
1973-74. Last time I saw him was on a gig at The Bulls,
a couple of years later. I remember him telling me
"Man, I'm a legend in my own time". Cracked me up. He
could play, too.
I am not sure about his last name. It might have been
Brown, but "Taylor" keeps popping up in my head too.
DUH! That was supposed to be "sitting in a piano ROOM!"
>DUH! That was supposed to be "sitting in a piano ROOM!"
AW, I liked your first version better.
The All Music Guide (http://allmusic.com/) has a listing for him as "Sam
T. Brown". For some reason there is a photo of a blonde woman on the
page. There also a few questionable listings in the discography.