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Joe Sample (I) (1939–2014)

Joseph Leslie "Joe" Sample is an American pianist, keyboard player and composer. He was one of the founding members of the Jazz Crusaders, the band which became simply The Crusaders in 1971, and remained a part of the group until its final album in 1991 (not including the 2003 reunion album "Rural Renewal"). Sample began playing the piano when he ... See full bio »

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Known For

Moulin Rouge! Soundtrack
Fighting Soundtrack
Thelma & Louise Soundtrack
Jackie Brown Soundtrack


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 2012 Soul Shadows (Video short) (music by)
 2007/II Who Am I? (Video documentary short)
 1989 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series short) (1 episode)
 1985 Code Name: Foxfire (TV Series) (1 episode)
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The Crusaders


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