Joe Sample

Joe Sample

About Joe Sample

Joseph Leslie "Joe" Sample was an American pianist, keyboard player and composer. He was one of the founding members of the Swingsters, a band which evolved into the Modern Jazz Sextet and later the Jazz Crusaders. The band became simply The Crusaders in 1971. He remained a part of the group until its final album in 1991. Since the late 1980s, he has enjoyed a successful solo career. On September 12, 2014, Sample died in Houston, Texas, of mesothelioma at age 75. Read more on Last.fm

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