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Joe Sample Ashes to Ashes

Entertainment Weekly: B "After all, Mozart wrote mood music, too."
Ashes to Ashes
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CD Details

  • Released: October 5, 1990
  • Originally Released: 1990
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 1/11/91
B "After all, Mozart wrote mood music, too."
Q - 1/91
3 Stars - Good "As always, Sample's generosity of writing allows other instruments to entwine themselves with his own ivory- tickling, to create vivid patterns."
Stereo Review (4/91) - Performance "Easy listening" / Recording "Good" - "Sample is a simplifier, presenting well-crafted but hummable and danceable songs that retain some of the feeling and flavor of jazz without its intellectual demands...consistently appealing and carefully crafted music with a sometimes poignant edge."


  • 1.Ashes to Ashes
  • 2.The Road Less Traveled
  • 3.Mother's Eyes
  • 4.The Last Child
  • 5.Born in Trouble
  • 6.Strike Two
  • 7.I'll Love You
  • 8.Born to Be Bad
  • 9.Phoenix

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Joe Sample (keyboards); Michael Landau (guitar); Marcus Miller (electric bass); Omar Hakim (drums); Lenny Castro (percussion).
Personnel: Joe Sample (piano, synthesizer); St. Paul, Michael Landau (guitar); Larry Williams (flute, saxophone); Jerry Hey (trumpet, flugelhorn); Jason Miles , Ricky Peterson (synthesizer); Omar Hakim (drums); Lenny Castro (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Bill Schnee.
Recording information: Paisley Park Studios, Minneapolis, MN; The Power Station, New York, NY.
Photographer: Nicola Dill de Visages.
Arranger: Joe Sample.
Joe Sample's recordings throughout much of his career have been consistent and quite interchangeable. Backed by a semi-metronomic if usually grooving rhythm section, Sample's acoustic piano on this Warner Bros. CD is almost always in the lead, playing easy listening jazz-pop. The lightweight melodies are quite easy to take, and serve as excellent background music. ~ Scott Yanow

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  • Sales Rank: 62,064
  • UPC: 075992631822
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26/lbs (approx)
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