Try It Out Tuesdays – Joe Sample

Ashes To Ashes from Joe SampleTry It Out Tuesdays offers a free full MP3 of an artist. Today’s artist is someone you likely don’t need to try out. You know him. Joe Sample is a contemporary jazz legend. I love his work with the Crusaders and his solo recordings equally. I think my favorite disc of his is Ashes To Ashes. There’s two reasons to spotlight Mr. Sample: He just turned 70 a couple of weeks ago and Valentine’s Day is this weekend and this track is an excellent walk-in-the-sun-with-someone-special composition.

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Ashes To Ashes from Joe SampleJoe Sample – Ashes To Ashes – “I’ll Love You”

Capital Jazz Fest 2008

Special Report by Clifford Beck

Hot. Of all the music and sights I saw during the CJF weekend, what stuck in my mind was the heat. It was hotter than hell during that weekend. But the music made up for it. That, and a lot of water.

Read on for Clifford Beck’s recap of performances by Brian Culbertson and the Funk Experience, Spyro Gyra, Rick Braun and Richard Elliot, Alton Merrell, B.K. Jackson, Wayman Tisdale, Four80East, Down to the Bone, Joe Sample and Randy Crawford, and Ken Ford. Continue reading “Capital Jazz Fest 2008”