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Priceless Jazz Collection: The Crusaders

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Album Review

Priceless Jazz is a good midline sampler of highlights from the Crusaders' recordings for MCA and GRP. Although this isn't a definitive collection, it offers representative material to make this a good introduction to these recordings for curious listeners on a budget.

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Crusader Classics

Great early selections from previous albums combined into one. You'll hear an early Joe Sample plus the fresh funk/jazz sounds unmistakably that of the Crusaders. 'Street Life' is the most revered.

Street Life

This recording was used in the opening credits of "Sharky's Machine" directed by Burt Reynolds - great use of song with footage of 1980's Atlanta, GA.

ME ME ME ME

FIRST TO WRITE A REVIEW!!!!!! (don't hate just cause you couldn't get to the wall before me)

Biography

Formed: 1960 in Houston, TX

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Back in 1954, Houston pianist Joe Sample teamed up with high school friends tenor saxophonist Wilton Felder and drummer Stix Hooper to form the Swingsters. Within a short time, they were joined by trombonist Wayne Henderson, flutist Hubert Laws, and bassist Henry Wilson and the group became the Modern Jazz Sextet. With the move of Sample, Felder, Hooper, and Henderson to Los Angeles in 1960, the band (a quintet with the bass spot constantly changing) took on the name of the Jazz Crusaders. The following...
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