Dave Samuels  

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Dave Samuels (October 9, 1948 – April 22, 2019) was an American vibraphone, steelpan and marimba player who spent many years with the jazz fusion group Spyro Gyra.

His composition "New Math" (1988) was included on the compilation Music... A Reason To Celebrate (2001).


  • 1980 One Step Ahead (Dire Silverline)
  • 1988 Living Colors (MCA)
  • 1989 Ten Degrees North (MCA)
  • 1989 Fountainhead with Andy LaVerne (SteepleChase)
  • 1991 Natural Selection (GRP)
  • 1992 Del Sol (GRP)
  • 1994 Synergy with Samuels (Tall Poppies)
  • 1998 Tjader-ized: A Cal Tjader Tribute (Verve/Polygram)
  • 2006 Mosaic (Concord)
  • 2007 Dualism

With Spyro Gyra

With Caribbean Jazz Project

With Double Image

  • 1977 Double Image
  • 1994 Open Hand

As sideman

With Gerry Mulligan

With others

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