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Bob Mamet

Born: May 3    Primary Instrument: Piano

Bob Mamet

Bob Mamet is an internationally acclaimed Jazz pianist and composer. Born and raised in Chicago Illinois, he attended the prestigious Peabody Conservatory before heading west to Los Angeles to begin a career as a composer and studio musician. Over the next several years he composed music for over a hundred projects in T.V. film, and advertising, in addition to touring as a sideman and bandleader.

Bob's distinctive mixture of Jazz styles and composition caught the ear of the major record labels, and in 1994 he signed with Atlantic Records. Bob recorded three highly successful albums for Atlantic, plus additional recordings for Sony and Warner Brothers. His collaborations with artists such as Alex Acuna, Larry Carlton, Eric Marienthal, Gerald Albright, David Benoit and countless other top artists led Jazziz magazine to proclaim him a “brilliant composer” who gives his players “an intelligent, thoughtful, and vibrant musical landscape in which to work.”...
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In a Family of Artists, Bob Mamet Is 'The Natural' -Chicago Sun Times

Without a wasted note in the bunch, this crew serves up classic jazz trio work without making it sound like old man jazz. A great listening date in any setting, this set has it all on the ball and mainstream jazz fans can use it as a cudgel to beat naysayers over the head when they turn up their nose at the notion of mainstream. This is a winner throughout. -Midwest Record

An understated player who digs into the meaningful refrains rather than the flashy runs, Mamet offers adventurous, challenging compositions which evolve and change. -Jazz Times Magazine

His spacing in “Venice Waltz” is beautiful too, I love it when he moves back after various phrases and just lets the note linger for awhile, it’s perfect. There’s also a great moment in “Until Morning” when he gets into a flourish and stays there for what seems like a long time. In truth it’s a short burst but the intensity of his playing stays that way for a moment and it feels bold, strong, courageous. -”This is Book's Music” Review

“Mamet is a brilliant composer [who gives] his players an intelligent, thoughtful, and dynamic landscape in which to work.” -Jazziz Magazine

Impromptu
Counterpoint Records
2010
Personnel: Bob Mamet: Piano, Darek Oles: Bass, Joe La Barbera: Drums

Adventures in Jazz
Atlantic Records
1997

Day into Night
Atlantic Records
1995

Signs of Life
Atlantic Jazz
1994

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