Sam Brown

born on 19/1/1939 in St. Louis, MO, United States

died on 28/12/1977 in Bloomington, IN, United States

Sam Brown (guitarist)

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Sam T. Brown (January 19, 1939 – December 28, 1977) was a jazz guitarist.[1]


Sam T. Brown's playing style was unusual in that he performed in a generally jazz-rock format, while performing in Keith Jarrett's ensembles that sometimes veered close to a free jazz style.[2] His initial recording success included membership of the jazz rock group Ars Nova during the 1967-1969 period.

Brown's most noteworthy recorded performances were on recordings of Keith Jarrett (particularly, his "American band" with Dewey Redman); and Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra. On the Liberation Music Orchestra album he has a spotlighted performance on the 21-minute suite, "El Quinto Regimiento/Los Cuatro Generales/Viva la Quince Brigada".[3]

He also performed as a session performer for popular artists as diverse as James Brown, Astrud Gilberto, Peter Allen and Barry Manilow.


As a sideman

With Carla Bley

  • Escalator over the Hill (JCOA, 1971)

With Gary Burton

  • Good Vibes (Atlantic, 1969)
  • Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (Atlantic, 1970)

With Ron Carter

  • Blues Farm (CTI, 1973)

With Richard Davis

  • The Philosophy of the Spiritual (Cobblestone, 1971)

With Astrud Gilberto

With Gene Harris

  • Gene Harris of the Three Sounds (Blue Note, 1972)

With Hubert Laws

  • Flute By-Laws (Atlantic, 1966)
  • Laws' Cause (Atlantic, 1968)

With Paul Desmond

  • Bridge over Troubled Water: Paul Desmond plays the songs of Simon and Garfunkel (CTI, 1970)

With the Bill Evans-George Russell Orchestra

  • Living Time (Columbia, 1972)

With Keith Jarrett

  • Expectations (Columbia, 1971)
  • Treasure Island (1974)

With the Liberation Music Orchestra

  • Liberation Music Orchestra (1969)

With Gary McFarland

  • Profiles (Impulse!, 1966)
  • Simpático with Gábor Szabó (Impulse!, 1966)

With Paul Motian

  • Conception Vessel (1971)
  • Tribute (1974)

With Duke Pearson

  • The Phantom (1968)

With Pat Rebillot

  • Free Fall (1974)

With Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band

  • Central Park North (1969)

With Mike Mainieri

  • Journey Thru An Electric Tube (1968)

As a session musician


  1. [Sam Brown (guitarist) at All Music Guide allmusic ((( Sam T. Brown > Overview )))]
  2. Keith Jarrett Discography
  3. "El Quinto Regimiento/Los Cuatro Generales/Viva la Quince Brigada

External links

  • [Sam Brown (guitarist) at All Music Guide biographical site]
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