Monday, July 24, 2017

Joe Sample – In All My Wildest Dreams (ABC Records)

Houston, TX-born Joe Sample started playing piano by the age of 5, getting trained by organist and pianist Curtis Mayo.
A founding member of the Jazz Crusaders which later became the Crusaders (along with Wilton Felder, Stix Hooper and Wayne Henderson), he also enjoyed success as a sideman for luminaries such as Miles Davis, George Benson, B.B. King and Eric Clapton, as on his own, blending elements of Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Latin and Classic in his repertoire.
Among his signature cuts along with ‘Night Flight’, the mellow ‘In All My Widlest Dreams’, featuring David T. Walker on guitar, taken from his 1978 released ‘Rainbow Seeker’ album, which the late Tupac sampled on his memorable ‘Dear Mama’…
Joe Sample sadly died of mesothelioma in his hometown on Sept. 12, 2014, at the age of 75…

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