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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Hugh Masekela: Masekela '66 - '76

Read "Masekela '66 - '76" reviewed by Chris May

Like his compatriot and close contemporary Abdullah Ibrahim, Hugh Masekela has a 24-carat discography which stretches back six decades and digs deep into the taproot of jazz. Ibrahim is still with us--he has a new album scheduled for June 2019--but Masekela passed in January 2018. Among the several solid Masekela compilations on the market, this 3-CD ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

The Nontraditional Holidays - 2018

Read "The Nontraditional Holidays - 2018" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Robyn Spangler
Christmas is...
O.P. REcords

NEWS: EVENT

"Remembering Joe Sample” At The Berks Jazz Festival

"Remembering Joe Sample” At The Berks Jazz Festival

One of the featured attractions at this year’s Berks Jazz Festival (its 25th anniversary show) will be a special performance on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Reading, PA called “Remembering Joe Sample.” This special tribute to the world renowned pianist and composer who passed away last September was organized by musical director Bobby Lyle and ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Last Interview: Joe Sample

Last Interview: Joe Sample

Back in March, when I was interviewing artists for my Wall Street Journal “Anatomy of a Song" column on Rock the Boat, I called Joe Sample, who played keyboard and led the rhythm section on what is widely considered the fist pure disco single. Joe had just finished undergoing chemotherapy when I called, which had miraculously ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Wayne Henderson, Jazz Crusaders Co-Founder, Dies

Wayne Henderson, Jazz Crusaders Co-Founder, Dies

Wayne Henderson, trombonist and co-founding member of the popular jazz-funk band The Jazz Crusaders (later known as The Crusaders), died Friday, April 4, in Culver City, Calif. The cause of death was heart failure, according to The Crusaders' manager. Henderson was 74. Along with fellow Houston musicians Joe Sample (piano), Wilton Felder (tenor saxophone) and Stix Hooper ...

NEWS: RECORDING

PRA Records To Release Randy Crawford & Joe Sample – Live Featuring Steve Gadd On Drums And Nicklas Sample On Bass In Stores July 31st

PRA Records To Release Randy Crawford & Joe Sample – Live Featuring Steve Gadd On Drums And Nicklas Sample On Bass In Stores July 31st

Electrifying Performances Recorded On Tour at Various Concert Venues Throughout Europe From October – December 2008 Randy Crawford and Joe Sample have been making music together in one form or another for nearly 36 years. From their first hit together in 1979, “Street Life” (which Randy sang with Joe and The Crusaders) to “One Day I’ll Fly ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Hubert Laws: Flute Virtuoso and NEA Jazz Master

Read "Hubert Laws: Flute Virtuoso and NEA Jazz Master" reviewed by Greg Thomas

After James Moody and Frank Wess established the flute as a solo jazz instrument in the 1950s, and Herbie Mann popularized it in the 1960s, the musician that has become most identified with virtuosic flute performance in jazz is Hubert Laws, who became a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters Fellowship ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

The Crusaders: Live at Montreux 2003

Read "The Crusaders: Live at Montreux 2003" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The Crusaders
Live at Montreux 2003
Eagle Eye Media
2009

The Jazz Crusaders was formed in 1960 from a group that played together in Houston, Texas. Stix Hooper, Joe Sample and Wilton Felder moved out to form the new band and pulled in Wayne Henderson to complete the basic quartet. ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Jazz for Kids: Stix Hooper and Bobby Rodriguez

Jazz for Kids: Stix Hooper and Bobby Rodriguez

Jazz luminaries Stix Hooper and Bobby Rodriguez, fronting an ensemble of professional instrumentalists, opened the ears and minds of Santa Ynez Valley students Sept. 25 at Solvang School. More than 800 kids from local schools filled the bleachers and floor of the school’s gym as Rodriguez, Hooper and the band took them through the various forms of ...