Joe Sample/Randy Crawford Begin Tour

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PIANIST JOE SAMPLE AND

LEGENDARY SINGER RANDY CRAWFORD BEGIN U.S. TOUR

Dynamic musical duo hits the road in support of their latest album,

Feeling Good

 

On April 28thlegendary R&B /Jazz recording artists pianist Joe Sample and singer Randy Crawford bring their own brand of musical magic across the U. S. this spring with the first tour together in over twenty years.  This tour is in support of their new recording, Feeling Good.

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PIANIST JOE SAMPLE AND

LEGENDARY SINGER RANDY CRAWFORD BEGIN U.S. TOUR

Dynamic musical duo hits the road in support of their latest album,

Feeling Good

 

On April 28thlegendary R&B /Jazz recording artists pianist Joe Sample and singer Randy Crawford bring their own brand of musical magic across the U. S. this spring with the first tour together in over twenty years.  This tour is in support of their new recording, Feeling Good.

On February 20, 2007 PRA Records released Feeling Good, the new album from Randy Crawford and Joe Sample. This Tommy LiPuma-produced CD marked a return collaboration between vocalist Crawford and pianist Sample who first worked together more than 30 years ago.  From the first downbeat of "Feeling Good" through the last note of "Mr. Ugly", the listener is drawn into the warm embrace of Joe and Randy's musical heritage, a mixture of soul, jazz, gospel, pop, and a touch of the blues.  One of the premier songstresses in contemporary music, Crawford showcases her versatile vocal instrument on songs such as "All Night Long", "End of the Line", and the moving ballad "Save Your Love for Me".

To celebrate this special reunion, the album's upbeat title track and lead single received a literal around-the-world launch in December of 2006, as the song accompanied NASA astronauts on the Space Shuttle STS 116. Astronaut Joan Higginbotham took the song "Feeling Good" with her on the shuttle, which launched from Kennedy Space Center, and the song was selected by NASA as one of the official songs used by Mission Control to wake the astronauts for their daily chores during the 12-day mission.

The keen interaction between Sample and Crawford throughout the album is a clear testimony to a musical friendship that began three decades ago, when Joe played on Randy's debut CD, Everything Must Change. Soon after, when writing songs for his influential band The Crusaders, Sample invited Crawford to be a guest on their record and wrote the song "Street Life" especially for her.  Of course, that tune went on to become an international hit, and the two collaborated on and off for years afterwards.  With both artists having worked previously with GRAMMY®-winning producer Tommy LiPuma, the three coming together to record Feeling Good was a natural fit.

The band personnel include - Steve Gadd on drums, Niklas Sample (Joe's son) on bass, Joe Sample on piano and Randy Crawford on vocals.



 

 

Randy Crawford and Joe Sample - Feeling Good in stores now.

 

Upcoming Joe Sample & Randy Crawford Tour Dates

 

April 28

Lincoln Park Academy High School

Ft. Pierce, FL

May 4

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Detroit, MI

May 6

Keswick Theater

Philadelphia, PA

May 8 & 9

Birchmere

Alexandria, VA

May 12

Chastain Park

Atlanta, GA

 
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