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Download links and information about Invitation by Joe Sample. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 49:49 minutes.

Artist: Joe Sample
Release date: 1993
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 10
Duration: 49:49
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No. Title Length
1. Black Is the Color 3:53
2. A House Is Not a Home 4:57
3. Come Rain or Come Shine 5:07
4. Invitation 4:21
5. Summertime 6:48
6. Nica's Dream 5:20
7. Stormy Weather 5:01
8. Django 3:45
9. My One and Only Love 6:11
10. Mood Indigo 4:26



A luscious outing from piano great Joe Sample, this disc includes beautiful interpretations of ten standards and near standards. Featuring plush orchestral arrangements by Dale Oehler wrapped over and around Sample's piano trio, Invitation is simply one of the loveliest recordings of Sample's career. With a rhythm section made up of bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Victor Lewis, augmented by Lenny Castro on percussion, the music is of a piece from start to finish. Producer Tommy Lipuma has found a wonderful setting for Sample to show his gorgeous, acoustic piano stylings, and the orchestra feels like part of the trio instead of an add-on. When Sample uses synths, they are indistinguishable from the orchestra. Overall, a smooth, romantic, highly recommended recording.