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  • Sam Bevan (2007)

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    After growing up and attending college in Salt Lake City, bassist Sam Bevan now lives only a few miles from where he was born in Oakland, California.

    Sam's adoption of the bass followed periods playing piano (even professionally) and singing (he still sings when he solos on bass), and getting a BA in French (a language he claims no longer to be able to speak).

    Sam prefers the bass because, as he puts it, "The bass has a great job: I can interact with the drummer, and then I can make melodic comments, and then I can be a support player. I's the one instrument, I think, that can ... play all the roles in the band, and basically have a relationship with everybody."

    And Sam does have a professional relationship with many bands, among them Monk's Music Trio, Loosewig, and the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Encayapa Ensamble Urbano El Negrito e Caja de Agua  
    # 2 Thelonious Monk Solo Monk Ask Me Now (Sony)
    # 3 Brad Mehldau Largo When It Rains (Warner Bros)
    # 4 John Scofield Quiet After the Fact (Verve)
    # 5 Keith Jarrett Treasure Island The Rich and the Poor (Impulse)
    # 6 Red Mitchell Presenting Red Mitchell Scrapple from the Apple (OJC)
    # 7 Charlie Haden, Egberto Gismonti and Jan Garbarek Folk Songs Folk Song (ECM)
    # 8 Miles Davis Nefertiti Fall (Columbia)
    Book Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Brothers Karamazov"
    Luxury Item A solar-powered DVD player with all eleven series of "M*A*S*H"
    Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
    Alt 1 Brian Blade Brian Blade Fellowship Lifeline (Blue Note)
    Alt 2 Ornette Coleman This Is Our Music Humpty Dumpty Atlantic
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    Chris Amberger
    23 Jun
    Gerald Beckett
    01 Sep
    Buzz Brooks
    28 Apr
    Jarrett Cherner
    16 Jun
    Kev Choice
    30 Jun
    Anat Cohen
    28 Jul
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Mitchell Feldman
    18 Aug
    Mike Galisatus
    03 Nov
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Tamir Hendelman
    13 Oct
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Matthew Montfort
    26 May
    Dan Montgomery
    06 Oct
    Andrea Motis
    21 Jul
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    Jayn Pettingill
    17 Nov
    John Pizzarelli
    25 Aug
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    Don Randi
    20 Oct
    David Rogers
    24 Feb
    Eric Whittington
    29 Sep
    George Winston
    04 Aug
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
    Jason Yeager
    02 Jun