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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Because of the success he's enjoyed in the pop and R&B markets, critics have tended to dismiss Joe Sample's albums as a leader. But in fact, the keyboardist/pianist's work has often been imaginative and quite soulful. Despite the inclusion of a few throwaways -- including the aimless "Woman, You're Driving Me Mad" -- Collection isn't a bad introduction to his MCA Records output of the late '70s and early-to-mid-'80s. His playing is warm and intimate his playing is on "Carmel," "Sunrise," "Fly with the Wings of Love" and other poetic jazz-pop gems included on this 1991 compilation. The CD's greatest emphasis is on songs from Rainbow Seeker and Carmel, which is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Because of the success he's enjoyed in the pop and R&B markets, critics have tended to dismiss Joe Sample's albums as a leader. But in fact, the keyboardist/pianist's work has often been imaginative and quite soulful. Despite the inclusion of a few throwaways -- including the aimless "Woman, You're Driving Me Mad" -- Collection isn't a bad introduction to his MCA Records output of the late '70s and early-to-mid-'80s. His playing is warm and intimate his playing is on "Carmel," "Sunrise," "Fly with the Wings of Love" and other poetic jazz-pop gems included on this 1991 compilation. The CD's greatest emphasis is on songs from Rainbow Seeker and Carmel, which is appropriate given that they are Joe Sample's strongest albums.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/1991
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 011105965828
  • Catalog Number: 9658
  • Sales rank: 60,339

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Sample Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Piano, Strings, Conductor, Keyboards, Electric Piano, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Piano, Piano (Grand)
John Phillips Bass Clarinet
Billy Rogers Guitar
Garnett Brown Trombone
Lenny Castro Percussion
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums, Timbales, Linn Drum
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Jay Deversa Trumpet
Nathan East Bass
Edward Sonny Emory Drums
David Ervin Synthesizer
William Green Flute, Piccolo, Saxophone
Stix Hooper Percussion, Drums
Paul Jackson Jr. Electric Guitar
Josie James Vocals
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Steve Medajo Trumpet
Byron Miller Bass
Robert O'Bryant Trumpet
Ray Parker Jr. Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Sid Sharp Strings
Ernie Watts Flute, Piccolo, Saxophone
Pauline Wilson Background Vocals
Dr. George Shaw Synthesizer
Fred Jackson Jr. Saz, Saxophone
Robert "Pops" Popwell Bass
Technical Credits
Joe Sample Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes, Orchestration, String Arrangements, String Conductor
Russ Bracher Engineer
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Producer
F. Byron Clark Engineer
Dave Grusin Executive Producer
Joseph Doughney Producer
David Ervin Programming
Wilton Felder Producer
Carl Griffin Producer
Stix Hooper Producer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Michael Landy Producer, Digital Editing
Sonny Mediana Graphic Design
Rik Pekkonen Engineer
Larry Rosen Executive Producer
George Shaw Programming
Greg Venable Engineer
Zan Stewart Liner Notes
David Gibb Graphic Design
Dan Serrano Graphic Design
Andy Baltimore Director
Andy Ruggirello Graphic Design
Dr. George Shaw Programming
Carl Griffen Producer
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