JOE SAMPLE

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Joseph Leslie "Joe" Sample (February 1, 1939 – September 12, 2014) was an American pianist, keyboard player and composer. He was one of the founding members of the Jazz Crusaders, the band which became simply The Crusaders in 1971, and remained a part of the group until its final album in 1991 (not including the 2003 reunion album Rural Renewal).

Beginning in the early 1980s, he enjoyed a successful solo career and guested on many recordings by other performers and groups, including Miles Davis, George Benson, Jimmy Witherspoon, B. B. King, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, and The Supremes. Sample incorporated jazz, gospel, blues, Latin, and classical forms into his music.

Sample began playing the piano when he was five years old. He was a student of the organist and pianist Curtis Mayo.

In high school in the 1950s, Sample teamed up with two friends, saxophonist Wilton Felder and drummer "Stix" Hooper, to form
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Warner Bros. 1997
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Old Places Old FacesOld Places Old Faces
Warner Jazz 2011
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The Song Lives OnThe Song Lives On
BAD DOG / PRA RECORDS 2016
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Blue Thumb 1996
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Best Of Joe Sample, TheBest Of Joe Sample, The
Warner Bros. 1998
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Blue Thumb 1996
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JOE SAMPLE Fancy Dance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fancy Dance
Soul Jazz 1969
JOE SAMPLE Try Us album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Try Us
Soul Jazz 1969
JOE SAMPLE The Three album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Three
Soul Jazz 1976
JOE SAMPLE Rainbow Seeker album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Rainbow Seeker
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1978
JOE SAMPLE Carmel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Carmel
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1979
JOE SAMPLE Voices in the Rain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Voices in the Rain
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1981
JOE SAMPLE Swing Street Cafe (with David T. Walker) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swing Street Cafe (with David T. Walker)
Soul Jazz 1981
JOE SAMPLE The Hunter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Hunter
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1983
JOE SAMPLE Oasis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oasis
Soul Jazz 1985
JOE SAMPLE Roles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Roles
Soul Jazz 1987
JOE SAMPLE Spellbound album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spellbound
Fusion 1989
JOE SAMPLE Ashes to Ashes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ashes to Ashes
Fusion 1990
JOE SAMPLE Invitation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Invitation
Fusion 1993
JOE SAMPLE Did You Feel That ? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Did You Feel That ?
Fusion 1993
JOE SAMPLE Old Places, Old Faces album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Old Places, Old Faces
Fusion 1996
JOE SAMPLE Sample This album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sample This
Fusion 1997
JOE SAMPLE Joe Sample Feat. Lalah Hathaway : The Song Lives On album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joe Sample Feat. Lalah Hathaway : The Song Lives On
Funk Jazz 1999
JOE SAMPLE The Pecan Tree album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Pecan Tree
Fusion 2002
JOE SAMPLE Soul Shadows album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Shadows
Fusion 2004
JOE SAMPLE Children Of The Sun (and NDR Big Band) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Children Of The Sun (and NDR Big Band)
Big Band 2012

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Collection
Fusion 1991
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The Best of Joe Sample
Fusion 1998

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