Joe Sample

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Joe Sample is all that a keyboardist should be. Growing up with a musical influence of Creole, Jazz, R&B, Gospel and Soul, it was inevitable that his musical style would be a creative concoction of this musical diversity. He had made his mark in jazz and contemporary jazz with his band The Crusaders until his solo career took off. His keyboard abilities can take him virtually down any musical road, which is the mark of a great artist, but at the same time he frowns on the labeling of musical genres. He intentionally has erased any genre categories by blending his love of all music - from classical to Creole. To Joe, good music is good music. For decades, Sample has been a first-call session player in the LA scene and has played with the best of the best. From Steely Dan to the Crusaders, Sample has left his musical stamp on hundreds of influential projects. His discography is massive and discussion of it alone would take up an entire Inside MusiCast episode. At the young age of seventy-four, Joe Sample is still creating great music and performing live gigs. Inside MusiCast is pleased to welcome a true musical icon, Joe Sample.