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.