June 10, 2004

Joe Sample Looks to the Past

Joe Sample is now working on a solo-piano CD.

joesample.jpgPianist Joe Sample will revisit the past – his own with the Crusaders and selections from legends such as Fats Waller – on an all-new solo-piano project of jazz standards called Soul Shadows. In fact, “Soul Shadows” is actually the title song of a Crusaders song written by Sample and Will Jennings in the mid-‘70s. You may remember that Sample re-interpreted “Soul Shadows” on a 1997 album called Sample This, where he also revisited songs from his past, but in a band setting. Sample’s most current CD is from 2002, The Pecan Tree, which featured the #1 hit “X Marks the Spot.” Soul Shadows will be released on the PRA/GRP label in August or early September.

Posted by Brian Soergel at June 10, 2004 4:19 AM