SAM MOST- Jazz Flutist The "Father of Bebop Flute"
          SAM MOST- Jazz Flutist        The "Father of Bebop Flute"  



Quotes  From Other Musicians


             Herbie Mann - “When I started playing jazz on flute there was only one record out; Sam Most’s “Undercurrent Blues.”…...not too many people know this, but Sam was the first jazz flutist to sing and play together. The order of jazz flutists is Wayne Carver with the Chick Webb Band, Harry Klee with Phil Moore, and Sam Most – then the rest of us followed. “



             Charlie Mingus Sam, you’re the worlds greatest jazz flutist.”



             Hubert Laws – Listening to (Sam Most’s) records were a major influence when I first began to improvise. (He has) always been one of my true inspirations.”



             Yusef Lateef – A history of aesthetics for flute playing must include Sam Most. “


             James Moody – Thank you Sam, for the many years of inspiration.”



             Joe Farrell – “Sam Most is one of the original cats I dug on flute long before I ever met him and heard him in person. “



             Paul Horn – “Sam Most has always been one of my favorite musicians. He is an exceptional jazz flutist and this book (Jazz Flute Conceptions) should serve as an inspiration to all aspiring young flutists interested in improvisation.”


             Frank Sinatra presented Sam an expensive hand made wooden flute as a gift and said, “I know you’d appreciate this Sam – it’s yours.”

Sam Most performed and recorded with: Louis Bellson, Tony Bennett, Art Blakey, Paul Bley, Ray Brown, Donald Byrd, Richard Davis, Bob Dorough, Tommy Dorsey, Sweets Edison, Herb Ellis, Tal Farlow, Tommy Flanagan, Erroll Garner , Stan Getz, J.J. Johnson, Hank Jones, Quincy Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Joe Jones, Stan Kenton, Lee Konitz , Peggy Lee, Mel Lewis, Henry Mancini, Herbie Mann, Shelley Mann, Jackie McLean, Carmen McRae, Sergio Mendes, Charlie Mingus, Gerry Mullligan, Red Norvo, , Joe Pass, Oscar Petti- ford , Richie Powell, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Carl Saunders, Lalo Schifrin, Horace Silver, Zoot Sims, Frank Sinatra, Sonny Stitt, Ira Sullivan, Sarah Vaughn, Mort Weiss, Teddy Wilson and Lester Young.

Please visit Sam on his Face Book PageFacebook Artist Page, and MySpace Page


11/4/2016 - Added 3 new transcriptions for dowload.

12/23/2015 - Added a new transcription of Sam's solo on his original song "The Humming Blues".

12/15/2015 - There are now 11 Sam Most Solo Transcriptions to download for free.

12/15/2015 - There are new links to both the NPR and Huffington Post on-line articles on the Home Page.

12/15/2015 - Added info on Sam's final recording "New Jazz Standards" to the Home Page.

Check out for links to and info on some of Sam's finest works

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