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Ashes To Ashes

Joe Sample Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 Oct 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B000002LMO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 201,528 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Ashes to Ashes 4:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Road Less Traveled 5:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mother's Eyes 4:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Last Child 6:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Born In Trouble 5:380.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Strike Two 5:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I'll Love You 5:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Born To Be Bad 5:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Phoenix 6:250.79  Buy MP3 

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5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz Piano Funked Up 29 Sep 2013
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I now have 5 Joe Sample albums and this (1990) album along with Spellbound (1989) are the funkiest with the brilliant Marcus Miller on bass and Omar Hakim on drums along with Lenny Castro on percussion, all with Joe's wonderful tinkling ivories. The more often I listen to this album, the more I like it. Recommended listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 22 Feb 2012
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This is undoubtedly one of the best albums of Joe Sample. Every song has the mystical atmosphere of Joe and his piano!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums ever made! 29 Oct 2004
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This is the album that turned me on to Joe Sample. The 2 opening tracks set the mood for the album which continues through the last track. Joe Sample is one of those artists who can really convey his heart and feelings in songs, even though they are instrumentals.

Is it jazz? I'm not sure what to call it. Why do we have to classify music? To me the music on this album has a Soul/Quiet Storm/Jazz feel. I mostly listen to Quiet Storm, Soul, Smooth Jazz & some Oldies. This album fits very well in my collection.

Depending upon the day, this album alternates as my #1 favorite album of all time with others like "Do You Love Me" Jonathan Butler; "Another Sun" Yutaka; "20/20" George Benson, "Posh" Patrice Rushen, "With A Lot Of Soul" Temptations & "Floy Joy" Supremes (no I'm not kidding on the last one!)

Anyway, put it on & relax!
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5.0 out of 5 stars "The Icon of pianist" 23 July 2000
By Antonio Hill - Published on
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Since I was eight years old I have been a lover of the stylings and artistry of Joe Sample,my father would play one of many eight tracks in his collection of "Sample" wizardry and I can remember asking him who was that,he said just the greatest pianist of our time,and that still lives true today,from his redition of one the classics like "Fever" to his own stylings of a few of my favorites like "Ashes To Ashes" and "Strike Two" I can go on and on about the "Gauge for all other pianist to measure themselves by".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Sample has a CLASSIC here! 29 May 2000
By Seand67 - Published on
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Beautiful piano from ex-Crusader, and the rhythm section (led by Marcus Miller) creates a fresh sound for Joe.Check out the bass and guitar on 'Mother's Eyes'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL" 6 Sep 2000
By L. Kelsey - Published on
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No other words to me can describe the music found on this CD. Joe Sample is the "MELODY MAN" of the Crusaders and some of their prettiest tunes he's responsible for (check out "It Happens Everyday"). To me Joe made three albums in the late '80's/early '90's that are simply beautiful and this is one of them (the other two, "Spellbound" and "Invitation"). Every track on here will stay with you after you play this CD, from the first song/ title track ("Ashes to Ashes") to the final cut, which is my personal favorite, "Phoenix." Jazz doesn't get any better than this and no one plays the piano like Joe. A BEAUTIFUL ALBUM.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This was My first classic CD, please make it one of yours. 9 Mar 2006
By Lloyd L. Favors - Published on
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There are not many words that can tell what this album means to me. This album was a milestone in my life, thats how good it is. I bought this album in 1991, while I was in college. I have been a Jazz music lover since the age of 6 or 7. At the time I was not aware that Joe Sample was a part of the group, The Crusaders. At the time I was experimenting with new artists in an effort to broaden my collection and come across some new groups. See, trial and error was the best way to find out about stuff that your peers were not versed in. Keep in mind this was the pre-internet years. I will admit, I chose to buy the album because of the art on the album cover, other than that there was not much to go on because this name was new. But I will say, that was a gamble that paid off. From the first time I listened to that album, I was amazed. I could not believe that an album could have so many songs that were consuming. Out of the 9 songs on this album, I found myself mentally caught up in the Piano (the instrument that JS plays)on 7 of those songs, the other two songs were just plain fun. This album is the best album by a Jazz pianist I have ever heard. And ever since 1991, I have been telling everyone that can hear, Joe Sample and Ashes to Ashes is the best.
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