• contemporary jazz legend Joe Sample

    Joe Sample Week!


    This week at, we’re celebrating the music of contemporary jazz legend Joe Sample. Joe was born on Feb. 1, 1939 and passed on Sept. 12, 2014. He will…

  • 2004 Grammy Nominees


    There are no real surprises in the list of jazz Grammy nominees for 2004. For Best Contemporary Jazz Album, you’ve got the usual suspects of Yellowjackets, David Sanborn, and…

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    Crusaders, Clarke, and Merger Possibilities


    Stix Hooper, Wilton Felder, and Joe Sample haven’t recorded together as The Crusaders in 20 years, but that changes on Tuesday when Rural Renewal hits stores. Eric Clapton guests…