Sam Most

Sam Most

born on 16/12/1930 in Atlantic City, NJ, United States

died on 13/6/2013 in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Sam Most

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Sam Most

Sam Most (Samuel Most) is a Los Angeles-based jazz flautist and tenor saxophonist. Along with Frank Wess, he is one of the first jazz flautists. He was born on December 16, 1930, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He has a brother, clarinetist, Abe Most, with whom he has performed.

Early in his career (in the 1950s) he played with Tommy Dorsey, Boyd Raeburn and Don Redman. He also did session work for Chris Connor, Paul Quinichette and Teddy Wilson. He was a member of the Buddy Rich band from 1959 to 1961. [1]

He was the subject of Edmond Goff's 2001 documentary film, "Sam Most, Jazz Flutist." He is a member of the Bahá'í Faith and has collaborated with other Bahá'í musicians as well.[2][3]

Recorded, as Sam Most (leader) with Prestige, Debut (reissued on Xanadu), Vanguard, and Bethlehem.


As leader

  • Mostly Flute Xanadu 1237
  • Flute Talk with Joe Farrell - Xanadu 3001
  • From The Attic Of My Mind Xanadu 160
  • Flute Flight Xanadu 141
  • Herbie Mann and Sam Most (1956) (Most Rhino / Wea)
  • Any Time Any Season (1987)
  • But Beautiful (Catalyst Records, 1976)

As sideman

With Paul Quinichette

  • Moods (EmArcy, 1954)

With Clare Fischer

  • Extension (Pacific Jazz, 1963)

With Louis Bellson

  • Thunderbird (Impulse!, 1965)

With Lalo Schifrin

  • There's a Whole Lalo Schifrin Goin' On (Dot, 1968)
  • Ins and Outs (Palo Alto, 1982)


  1. [Sam Most at All Music Guide Bio] by Scott Yanow
  2. Newsletter of the Oxnard and Ventura Bahá'í Communities, May 2003
  3. Track Listings and Comments

External links

  • [Sam Most at All Music Guide Biography at]
  • imdb site for documentary on Sam Most
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