Joe Sample keyboard player with the Crusaders died yesterday in Houston. In 70’s & 80’s he was one of the most recorder keyboardists in music playing on hit records for lots of big name artists. I was lucky to get to spend some time listening to him in the studio in those days. Here’s a profile I did on his group the Crusaders for the Today Show many years ago. Just yesterday Bill Maxwell & I were talking about Joe & his great playing & how Bill was going to go visit him in Houston in a couple of weeks. You never know. A reminder when thinking about an old friend, give ‘em a call. RIP Joe. thank you for the great music.