The Crusaders

The Crusaders

The Crusaders


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Street Life
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Lazy Sundays
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Keep That Same Old Feeling [Album Version]
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Put It Where You Want It
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Chain Reaction [Album Version]


  • Live in Japan 2003

    Dec 2016 • 8 songs

  • Rural Renewal

    Dec 2016 • 11 songs

  • Pass The Plate

    Jan 2008 • 7 songs

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    Back in 1954, Houston pianist Joe Sample teamed up with high school friends tenor saxophonist Wilton Felder and drummer Stix Hooper to form the Swingsters. Within a short time, they were joined by trombonist Wayne Henderson, flutist Hubert Laws, and bassist Henry Wilson and the group became the Modern Jazz Sextet. With the move of Sample, Felder, Hooper, and Henderson to Los Angeles in 1960, the band (a quintet with the bass spot constantly changing) took on the name of the Jazz Crusaders. The following year they made their first recordings for Pacific Jazz and throughout the ...

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