Joe Sample

Joe Sample

Joe Sample

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Top Songs

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Hippies on a Corner
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Seven Years of Good Luck
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X Marks the Spot (Marie Laveau)
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Night Flight
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Sermonized

Albums

  • Soul Shadows

    Dec 2016 • 12 songs

  • The Pecan Tree

    Dec 2016 • 11 songs

  • Rhino Hi-Five: Joe Sample

    Apr 2007 • 5 songs

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Joe Sample

Biography

One of the many jazzmen who started out playing hard bop but went electric during the fusion era, Joe Sample was, in the late '50s, a founding member of the Jazz Crusaders along with trombonist Wayne Henderson, tenor saxman Wilton Felder, and drummer Stix Hooper. The Crusaders' debt to Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers wasn't hard to miss -- except that the L.A.-based unit had no trumpeter, and became known for its unique tenor/trombone front line. Sample, a hard-swinging player who could handle chordal and modal/scalar improvisation equally well, stuck to the acoustic piano during...
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