Randy Crawford and Joe Sample have been making
music together in one form or another for nearly 36 years.
From their first hit together in 1979, “Street Life” (which
Randy sang with Joe and The Crusaders) to “One Day I’ll
Fly Away,” “When Your Life Was Low” and “Last Night
at Danceland,” to their recent duo collaborations on the
GRAMMY ®-nominated CDs Feeling Good (2006) and No
Regrets (2008), they’ve made music that people re-
member. They remember the songs. They remember the
melodies. But above all, they remember Randy’s incred-
ible voice ““ and Randy’s voice is truly one of the most
memorable of all the singers today.
To hear Randy’s voice “live in concert” is another thing
all together. “For years people have asked me why I
don’t release a live recording,” says Randy. “I’m not
sure myself. But I’ve got one now, and I hope you are as
thrilled as I am to hear it.”
Recorded on tour in Europe with Joe on the piano joined
by his son Nicklas Sample on upright bass and the
incomparable Steve Gadd on drums, LIVE is a true gem.
The album contains Randy’s and Joe‘s classics “Street
Life,” “Almaz” and “One Day I’ll Fly Away,” as well
as choice tracks from their recent duo studio releases
Feeling Good and No Regrets ““ “Everyday I Have the
Blues,” “Me, Myself and I” and Randy’s rendition of the
Edith Piaf classic “No Regrets.”
Randy shows – without a doubt – that she is one of today’s premier song stylists, and clearly stakes her claim as
a jazz singer. Joe furthers his reputation as one of today’s most exciting piano players, knowing exactly when to
accompany and when to make the keys dance.
The recordings are live exactly as they happened (across Europe over their last couple of tours together). Live
music with live people.