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Joe Sample

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Biography

Joseph Leslie Sample, 1 February 1939, Houston, Texas, USA. While still at high school, Sample co-founded a group that would dominate his working life. Known from 1960 as the Jazz Crusaders, the band, with its core of Sample on piano, Wayne Henderson, Wilton Felder and Nesbert ‘Stix’ Hooper, produced a series of popular albums that helped to define the term ‘soul jazz’. A change of name, to the Crusaders, led to a change of direction in 1972, with increasing emphasis on a... Read more

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jazz
smooth jazz
piano
jazz piano
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