The Crusaders play at North Sea Jazz (1987)

July 10, 1987 - The Crusaders - that is Joe Sample (kb), Wilton Felder (s), Eddie Davis (tp), David T. Walker (g), James Christopher ‘Jimmy’ Earl (b) and Scott Peaker (d) - will revisit their repertoire at "North Sea Jazz Festival" in The Hague, The Netherlands

MCA publish ‘Street Life’ by The Crusaders featuring Randy Crawford on the title track (1979)

The Crusaders' 'Street Life' is their twelfth studio album featuring Randy Crawford on the title track and released on December 9, 1979 by MCATrack Listing : 1.Street Life (Will Jennings, Joe Sample) - 11:18 . 2.My Lady (Wilton Felder) - 06:43 . 3.Rodeo Drive (Joe Sample) - 04:28 . 4.Carnival Of The Night (Wilton Felder) - 06:24 . 5.The Hustler (Stix Hooper) - 05:18 . 6.Night Faces (Joe Sample) -…

This week In Soul Artists 33/52

Maxwell, Sly and The Family Stone, Grover Washington Jr., Tower Of Power, The Crusaders, King Curtis and The Kingpins, Ohio Players, Booker T and The MG's, Joe Tex, The Voices Of East Harlem, Larry Graham, Maceo Parker

Beastie Boys release their second album : ‘Paul’s Boutique’

Beastie Boys' 'Paul's Boutique' is their second studio album released on July 25, 1989 by Capitol.1 . Shake Your Rump (Amsterdam) 2 . Egg Man 3 . High Plains Drifter (Japan Space Shower, 1995) 4 . POSSE IN EFFECT & HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER (Live, 98) 5 . Sounds of Science (Japan Space Shower, 1994) 6 . Sounds Of Science (Kawasaki, 1996) 7 . Hey Ladies 8 . Interview + Looking down the barrel of a…

Epic publish Minnie Riperton’s ‘Adventures in Paradise,’ her third album (1975)

Minnie Riperton's 'Adventures in Paradise' is her third studio album with music by The Crusaders, released on May 22, 1975 by Epic.Track Listing : 1.Baby, This Love I Have (Minnie Riperton, Leon Ware, Richard Rudolph) - 04:02 . 2.Feelin' That Your Feelin'S Right (Minnie Riperton, Leon Ware, Richard Rudolph) - 04:22 . 3.When It Comes Down To It (Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph) - 03:24 .…

Chrysalis Records release Guru’s ‘Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1’ (1993)

Guru's 'Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1' is one of the first albums combining a live jazz band with hip hop, released on May 18, 1993 by Chrysalis Records.Track Listing : 1.Introduction- 01:20 . 2.Loungin'- 04:38 . 3.When You'Re Near- 04:02 . . 4.Transit Ride - 03:58 . . 5.No Time To Play - 04:54 . . 6.Down The Backstreets - 04:47 . 7.Respectful Dedications - :54 . 8.Take A Look (At Yourself) - 03:59 . .…

This week In Jazz Legends 50/52

Dinah Shore . Andy Williams . Ella Fitzgerald, Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Gerry Mulligan, Bob Brookmeyer, John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner . Dave Brubeck, Ben Webster, Oscar Peterson, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Jim Hall, Jean Luc Ponty, Herbie HancockThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 327 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious…

We remember Wilton Felder. ‘Crusading’

This day (September 27, 2015) died Wilton Felder, American saxophone and bass player best known as a founding member of The Crusaders, initially called the Jazz Crusaders.Digest Tracklist : The Crusaders – Soul Shadows (1984) . The Crusaders – Way Back Home (2003) . Patti Austin & The Jazz Crusaders – Street Life (1997) . w/ Bobby Womack – Inherit The Wind . Live Under The Sky – Put It Where…

This week In Jazz Legends 39/52

Jean Luc Ponty, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, The Crusaders, Tom Jobim, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Ralph Towner, Gary Peacock, Baden Powell, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Astor Piazzolla, Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, Phil WoodsThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 418 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist…

We remember Joe Sample. ‘Hey Joe’

This day (September 12, 2014), died Joseph Leslie 'Joe' Sample,an American pianist, keyboard player and founder of the CrusadersDigest Tracklist : 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…

Opposites Attract

From 'Body And Soul' to 'Truth And Lies' , we have mixed 15 tunes around the theme of 'Oppositions'. It has Chick Corea, Morgana King, Lee Morgan & Wayne Shorter, Peruchin and many more.

Two Blue

From 'Love Is Blue' to 'Born To Be Blue', we have mixed 24 tunes around the theme of 'Doubled Songs In "Blue"'. It has Jeff Beck, Yehudi Menuhin & Stephane Grappelli, Caetano Veloso, Esther Philips, Jazz Crusaders and many more.

One Broadway

From 'Give my regards to Broadway' to 'Broadway Bossa Nova', we have mixed 18 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Broadway'. It has Dave Brubeck, Herb Ellis. Bob Maize. Jimmy Smith , Mongo Santamaria, Peruchin & Charlie Palmieri and many more.

Blue, Stormy, It’s Monday After All

From 'Stormy Monday Blues for the Count' to 'Blue Monday' , we have mixed 17 'Mostly Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Monday'. It has Buddy Guy, T-Bone Walker, Fats Domino, Etta James and many more.

Jazzin the Samba

From 'Samba De Minha Terra' to 'Samba de Una Nota So (One Note Samba)' , we have mixed 18 'Jazzified Samba' tunes around the theme of 'Real Jazzmen Doing Brazilian Music'. It has Quincy Jones , Pat Metheny , Stan Getz , Eddy Harris and many more.

A New Year, Baby et al

From 'You're The First The Last My Everything' to 'So What's New' , we have mixed 17 'Jazz, Latin and Soul' tunes around the theme of 'Anything New And First'. It has Lionel Hampton, Omara Portuondo, Ethel Waters, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass and many more.

A Suite of Freedoms

From 'Driva' Man' to 'Freedom Swing Song' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz and More' tunes around the theme of 'Max Roach's "We Insist! Freedom Now Suite"'. It has Laura Lee, Max Roach (feat. Abbey Lincoln), Michel Camillo & Tomatito, Amalia Rodrigues and many more.

The Big Beat (Goes On)

From 'Dat Dere' to 'Sakeena's Vision' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz, Rock & Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Art Blakey's Album "The Big Beat"'. "The Big Beat (Goes On)" has Fats Domino, The Horace Silver Quintet, Eight To The Bar, Willie Dixon and many more.

Next Stop : Soul Station

From 'Soul Station' to 'Memphis Soul Stew' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Hank Mobley's Soul Station'. "Next Stop : Soul Station" has Miles Davis, Bar-Kays, Les Brown, Jazz Crusaders and many more.

Fire Departments

From 'Burnin' Coal' to 'Fuegos artificiales' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Four Elements (Fire)'. It has Jazz Crusaders, Sonora Ponceña, Eddie Harris, Celia Cruz and many more.

Sweet Suite

From 'Cherry' to 'Apple Honey' , we have mixed in "Sweet Suite", 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Sweets And Desserts'. It has Roland Kirk, Duke Ellington, Eric Donaldson, Herb Ellis and many more.

Thinking Is Just An Idea

From 'I Think It Was A Dream' to 'I Think I'll Call It Morning' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Thinking'. It has Chick Corea, Dinah Washington, Elmer Bernstein, Donald Byrd and many more.

Jazzin’Around Ella And Louis

From 'Cheek to Cheek' to 'I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket' , we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue' tunes around the theme of ''. It has Coleman Hawkins, Joe Sample, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton and many more.

Nile, Danube. Blues Are The Rivers

From 'Goin' to Sit Down on the Banks of the River' to 'Watching The River Flow', we have mixed 19 'Mostly Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Rivers'. It has Louis Armstrong, Roscoe Holcomb, Bo Diddley, Blind Gary Davis and many more.

Let’s Go Green

From 'On Green Dolphin Street' to 'Blue in green', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Green'. It has Tom Jones, Bryon Lee And The Dragonaires, Jazz Jamaica, Sonny Rollins and many more.

It Takes Many To Be Alone

From 'Alone In The City' to 'Lonely Boy Blues', we have mixed 17 'Jazz and Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Solitude'. It has Mal Waldron, Brenda Lee, Wes Montgomery, Ray Charles and many more.

Jazz Menagerie

From 'Jungle bird' to 'Blue Jay Way Blackbird', we have mixed 21 'Jazzz & Latin Music' tunes around the theme of 'Animals'. It has Bent Fabric & His Piano, Yusef Lateef, Hank Jones Trio, Noro Morales and his orchestra and many more.

Girl, Girl, Girls!

From 'Candy Girl' to 'There Are Two Sides to Every Girl', we have mixed 16 'Strictly Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Girls'. It has Herbie Hancock, Don Byas, Stanley Turrentine, Billy May and many more.

Cinema Mancini

From 'The Pink Panther It Had Better Be Tonight' to 'Moment to Moment', we have mixed 17 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'The Music Of Mancini'. It has Plas Johnson, Johnny Hartman, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie and many more.

Hot And Cool

From 'Hot Rod Rumble' to 'Cool Breeze', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Hot AND…Cool'. It has Kenny Burrell, Jazz Crusaders, Louis Armstrong With The Commanders, Dean Martin and many more.