Monday, September 15, 2014

Joe Sample (1939-2014)

For me, this song comes to mind first whenever I hear Joe Sample's name.

Joe Sample, Crusaders Pianist, Dies at 75. (The New York Times, 9/14/2014)

From a 1985 interview.
“Unfortunately, in this country, there’s a lot of prejudice against the various forms of music,” Mr. Sample told The Los Angeles Times in 1985. “The jazz people hate the blues, the blues people hate rock, and the rock people hate jazz. But how can anyone hate music? We tend to not hate any form of music, so we blend it all together. And consequently, we’re always finding ourselves in big trouble with everybody.”

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