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Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Joe Sample
Title: Invitation
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 3/23/1993
Release Date: 3/23/1993
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Modern Postbebop, Smooth Jazz, Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624520924, 093624520948

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Joe does standards and the result is absolutely beautiful!
P. Masuda | Encino, CA | 08/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We are all Joe Sample fans because of a distinctive style of
piano playing that is catchy, charismatic, and sometimes
remarkably impressionistic with his gift to musically illustrate
the places and memories that have most affected his life.
In this album, we are delighted to hear him appreciate standards,
his acoustic piano woven with some of the most beautiful
orchestration I have ever heard. This is the album to make
you feel good, relaxed, the one for the Sunday afternoon, or
the cozy late night in front of the fire with favorite people.
All of the selections are wonderful, the album is first rate
from beginning to end. I have just rediscovered it again,
and am totally mesmerized by it!! Outstanding!!"
L. Kelsey | Riverside, CA. United States | 09/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I call this the third album in Joe Sample's "trilogy of beautiful CD's." "Invitation" finds Joe interpreting the older "classics" ("Summertime," "My One and Only Love," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Stormy Weather"), recent "classics" ("A House is not a Home") and soon to be classics ("Black is the Color," "Invitation"). Very few pianists evoke a mood the way Joe does and this is a CD filled with beautiful mood music. Want to relax? Put this in first along with "Ashes to Ashes" and "Spellbound," (in that order) and let this CD start the journey to reflection and relaxation for you when you get home after a hard days work. BEAUTIFUL."
An Invitation To Listen To Joe Sample At His Very Best
Rebecca*rhapsodyinblue* | CA USA | 11/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

""I extend to you an invitation of timelessness, classicism,
and an insight into the great gifts of those who have come and gone,
and those who continue to give. The bond is eternal,
the gift is everlasting, and it is godliness" ~ Joe Sample

This wonderful CD has a special spot in my smooth jazz collection, along with "Carmel." All the melodies are great and truly remarkable that only a great jazz pianist such as Joe Sample can interpret with such an extraordinary artistry and elegance. This is unparalleled piano playing at its utmost best!

My personal favorites include "My One And Only Love," the title track "Invitation," "Stormy Weather," "Come Rain Or Come Shine" and "Summertime." My special mention goes to the second track "A House Is Not A Home." His interpretation of this Burt Bacharach/Hal David classic (with meaningful lyrics) is so poignant that it moved me to tears just listening to it! They say that there is a song for every experience in life.

This is one CD that will make you want to listen again and again. It's a must-have for all smooth jazz lovers. FYI: Joe Sample was nominated for Keyboardist of the Year 2003, and Male Artist of the Year 2003 in the 2003 National Smooth Jazz Awards. Congratulations, Mr. Sample!

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