The music community has suffered another loss of an icon. Jazz musician Joe Sample has died from complications of lung cancer. This iconic artist has collaborated with many of the industry’s best and most talented artist.
Earhustle411 and the writing staff extends their condolences to the family and fans of Joseph Leslie “Joe” Sample. Rest Well, God said “Well done my faithful servant!!
Joe Sample was an American pianist, keyboard player and composer. He was one of the founding members of the Jazz Crusaders, the band which became simply The Crusaders in 1971, and remained a part of the group until its final album in 1991 (not including the 2003 reunion album Rural Renewal).
Beginning in the early 1980s, he enjoyed a successful solo career and guested on many recordings by other performers and groups, including Miles Davis, George Benson, Jimmy Witherspoon, B. B. King, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, and The Supremes. Sample incorporated jazz, gospel, blues, Latin, and classical forms into his music.
REST IN JAZZ HEAVEN JOE AND MAY THE MUSICAL LEGACY YOU LEFT PLAY ON!
Enjoy Joe Sample’s spin on what “Carmel” tastes like!!