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Joe Sample & the CreoleJoe Band



Joe Sample & the CreoleJoe Band
UNITED STATES
NEW YORK  •  The Blue Note  •  10 - 15 September 2013
 

A founding member of the influential jazz funk combo The Crusaders (originally the Jazz Crusaders) and a pioneer of contemporary jazz piano, Sample reaches back to the primary sources of jazz and soul music to create his personal interpretations of classics by such esteemed composers as Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, the Gershwins, Al Jolson, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and others. While exploring these rich expressions of Americana, Sample acknowledges his own key role in carrying on these powerful legacies by including distinct reworkings of two of his own classics, "Soul Shadows" (which originally appeared on The Crusaders' Midnight Triangle in 1976) and "Spellbound."

Joe Sample focused on the acoustic piano during the Crusaders' early years (late 50s-early 60s), but began to place greater emphasis on electric keyboards when the band turned to jazz/funk in the early 70s and dropped the "Jazz" from its name. After garnering numerous gold and platinum albums over the course of nearly three decades, The Crusaders' last official recording was Life in the Modern World in 1987. Sample and Felder released the dual album Healing the Wounds on GRP in the early 90s, and in 2003 rejoined Hooper for a more full-scale reunion that produced the Southern styled hit jazz fusion recording Rural Renewal-billed as the first new album by The Crusaders in over 20 years-and a popular subsequent tour.

Joe Sample & the CreoleJoe Band

Joe Sample, keys
Ray Parker Jr., guitar
CJ Chenier, accordion
Nick Sample, bass & vocals
Erica Falls, vocals
Raymond Weber, drums
Alex McDonald, scrubboard & vocals
Skip Nallia, keys



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Detailed schedule information:
Sets @ 8:00pm & 10:30pm

Contact: The Blue Note
131 W 3rd. Street
New York, NY 10012

Tel: (1) 212 475 85 92

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