Today, a fantastic four-part video interview with the late Joe Sample from the Keyboard Magazine YouTube page. The interview took place before a 2010 reunion gig with the Jazz Crusaders at Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA.
Part 1: Joe talks about the early days, bad road pianos, adopting the Fender Rhodes, and technology
Part 2: Joe discusseswhat he feels ls lacking in digital pianos, and the challenges of getting consistent dynamics out of even an acoustic piano.
Part 3: The new Rhodes, the Jazz Crusaders vintage set list, and how there’s no middle class in the music business.
Part 4: The interview wraps with with Mr. Sample demonstrating his favorite voicings and approaches to chords.