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funkyjazzjunky
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Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 927
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 1:43 pm:   Edit Post

The great keyboardist passed. The Jazz Crusaders are legends.


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davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11512
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 1:51 pm:   Edit Post

I loved his playing. I have his album Ashes to Ashes.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11513
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 2:02 pm:   Edit Post

Here's a video of a live performance of Ashes to Ashes from 2000. Wonderful playing.
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4217
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 2:14 pm:   Edit Post

Yet another music great passing on.
I've been a fan since I heard the crusaders album called " those southern knights."
jcdlc72
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Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 380
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 7:48 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Jazzy!! Me too!! I bought that album (LP!!) on a used LPs sale when I was a little kid -about 10, already immersing myself into jazz-, and knew nothing about the band, but loved the LP cover! (and it was being sold very cheap). Then I listened to it and immediately loved "Keep that same old feeling" and "Feeling Funky". That was not only my first conscious exposition to Sample and the Crusaderīs work -later came "Street Life" and blew me off!!!- but also my first conscious exposition to Larry Carltonīs guitar playing. (Please note my "conscious exposition" concept implies that I might have -and surely had- heard them before, but not knowing who they were back then).

Sample was not only a wonderful player, but one of an exquisite taste. Up he goes, to my keyboard players altar, right beside one of my other all-time favourites: Richard Tee.
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 2248
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 1:47 am:   Edit Post

It was 'Street Life' that introduced me to The Crusaders after seeing the movie 'Sharkey's Machine', it was the song at the beginning of the film( itself a great movie).
Great jazz/funk band...will be missed by many
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4220
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 6:04 am:   Edit Post

I saw him in recent years when he did a tour over here with Randy Crawford. I think Steve Gadd was on drums and Joe's son on double bass.

In fact tomorrow on my Jazz radio programme 18:00 to 20:00 GMT, I will be doing a feature on Joe Sample so feel free to tune in on-line from here.
http://tunein.com/radio/New-Style-Radio-987-s37350/

Jazzyvee

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