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Wilton Felder

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    September 18, 2014

    Sampling Joe Sample: 1977

    By 1977, the individual members of the Crusaders were so successful that the pressure to record two albums a year no longer applied. There was no new Crusaders album in 1977, but that doesn't mean the members weren't working, and working hard. Trombonist Wayne Henderson was trying his hand at produ ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Sampling Joe Sample: 1975

    With the wild, platinum-selling commercial success of Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark in 1974, Joe Sample's studio-session career went into warp drive. Throughout the remainder of the decade, he would sprint from one important project to the next. Sample's Crusaders dropped Those Southern Nights in ... More >>

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    September 13, 2014

    RIP Joe Sample: Houston Music Icon Dies at 75

    Joe Sample, the Houston native whose masterful keyboard playing made him a leading figure in the jazz fusion movement of the '60s and '70s and a top session musician in jazz, R&B and pop for several decades, passed away Friday night, according to his Facebook page. His family announced his death wit ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Ten the Hard Way: Introducing the Houston Music Hall of Fame

    In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.

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    March 8, 2013

    Cover Story: A Brief History of Joe Sample and the Crusaders

    What a badass. As chronicled in this week's cover story, there's a reason why Joe Sample is Texas Southern University's artist-in-residence at the school's jazz studies program -- and why he may be able to reinvent TSU's disgraced reputation. Cover Story: The New Crusaders Joe Sample Attempts to ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    The New Crusaders

    TSU restarts its jazz program, tapping into the talents of the fabled Joe Sample and kids looking for a place to play.

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    February 15, 2011

    Soul City: The Amazing Jazz Crusaders

    Black History Month is always a great time to recall some of Houston's greatest musical innovators and leaders. Rocks Off will highlight some of them during the remainder of February. "Hey, let's get back to that down-and-dirty old-school chicken-shack sound" mosaicrecords.com​While Houston ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008
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    November 20, 2008
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    August 7, 2003
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    July 19, 2001

    Lucky Star

    The brass ring fell in Kirk Whalum's lap. He's kept it in his pocket ever since.

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    November 18, 1999

    Family Tradition

    Coming This Week

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    January 14, 1999
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    November 19, 1998
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    August 13, 1998
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    July 31, 1997
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