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Piano player Joe Sample has passed away

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1 Piano player Joe Sample has passed away on Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:29 am

[At 9 (Houston,TX time), September 12, 2014, Joe Sample passed.
His wife Yolanda and his son Nicklas would like to thank all of you, his fans and friends,
for your prayers and support during this trying time.
Please know that Joe was aware and very appreciative of all of your prayers, comments, letters/cards and well wishes.]

From his Facebook page
He  will be missed.

Aged 75

A founding member of the band "The Crusaders"




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Sad news!i really like his playing...from Pleasure (first album) to the Jazz Crusaders,to Dave Sanborn,to Eric Clapton,and of course his solos projects.R.I.P MR Sample.Peace,Stef

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He was a pillar and will
be sorely missed.


RIP, Joe.


To the father of us, all - Billy Cobham!
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I love the "Roles"  CD
with great drumming by Sonny Emory

For Piano and Drums
track 2   " The Gifted"

1983 Live in Japan

2008 features Steve Gadd
and Ray Parker Jr

and from 1997  "Sample This" CD  Warners
Produced by George Duke
on one track 13  "fly with Wings Of Love" as it goes to fade
George plays his Mini Moog solo

Joe Sample  - Piano
George Duke - Mini Moog

Jay Anderson - Bass
Lenny Castro - Percussion & Drums

Both George and Joe
have left us all this past 2 years.



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