A Cool Jazz Conversation with the legendary Joe Sample

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Image Hosting by PictureTrail.com On the piano at 5 in his native Texas. Tutored by noted pianist Curtis Mayo, Joseph Leslie Sample showed the fever early and absorbed the influences early - Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Latin, Creole, Zydeco, Classical - and don't you dare pigeon-hole him. Oh, we'll talk about THAT on Monday! discography too lengthy to enumerate, we beg to include here that Joe recorded "The Song Lives On" with Lalah Hathaway in 1999 - an acclaimed effort with Donny's gifted daughter that makes Joe smile. Lalah embodies vocally what he has been doing for years - making sure that the nuance is appreciated as much as the bold. One without the other is not the truth.

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