Wikipedia : This day (September 12, 2014) , died Joseph Leslie ‘Joe’ Sample,an American pianist, keyboard player and founder of the Crusaders
@Verve : A founding member of the influential jazz funk combo The Crusaders (originally the Jazz Crusaders) and a pioneer of contemporary jazz piano, Sample reaches back to the primary sources of jazz and soul music to create his personal interpretations of classics.
@ last.fm : 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
Audio : Carmel . Stormy Weather . In All My Wildest Dreams . Invitation . Free Yourself . My One And Only Love . Melodies Of Love . Django . Hippies On A Corner . Nica’s Dream .
Video : w/ Randy Crawford – Streetlife . w/ Ndr Bigband – I Wanna Go Home And Street Life (2011) . w/ Marcus Miller – A Collaboration Of Keys . Ashes To Ashes (2000) . w/ The Crusaders – Sunrise . Spellbound . w/ Wilton Felder, David T. Walker, Larry Graham,Stanley Clarke – Put It Where You Want It . Jazz Crusaders – Inherit The Wind (1997) .