Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Joe Sample, Lalah Hathaway|
Song Lives on
Genres: Jazz, Pop
"When Your Life Was Low," one of this album's four writing collaborations between former Crusaders keyboardist Joe Sample and pop's hack-for-hire Will Jennings, is typical of this CD's low aim and artistic laziness. The va... more »
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"When Your Life Was Low," one of this album's four writing collaborations between former Crusaders keyboardist Joe Sample and pop's hack-for-hire Will Jennings, is typical of this CD's low aim and artistic laziness. The vague expression of friendship in "Life," voiced listlessly by the technically adept but boring Lalah Hathaway, is perfect for the office-ready smooth-jazz radio format and little else. Hathaway's appearances on 7 of The Song Lives On's 11 cuts are a blessing only in that they break up the monotony of Sample's in-one-ear-and-out-the-other noodlings; her extremely unnecessary version of "Fever" and a dull-edged remake of the Crusaders/Randy Crawford classic "Street Life" are résumé fodder and little else. --Rickey Wright
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WRONG...Joe sample is still performing as a Crusader
All Tech | CA | 06/27/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hate to pile on(not really) but this reviewer obviously know nothing of what is going on!
The Crusaders, with Joe Sample, Wayne Henderson and Wilton Felder, just performed 4 nights at Yoshi's in Oakland, Ca., in May, 2010, as well as other appearances.
Also, Joe will appear with Lalah, later this year!"
The Song Lives On
Happy | 07/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The entire CD is one hell-of-an-experience. Sample and Hathaway sure know how to tantalize the senses and/or emotions of their listeners. Their offering takes me to a certain place and time everytime I listen to their CD. Is there a DVD version? I am an old Jazz and Blues fan. I have listened to the likes of Hodges, Armstrong, Grover Washington, Miles, Coltrane, Ellington --- you name it. 'The Song' will enjoy its place among the classics. I don't regret buying it from AMAZON."