Archive for April 5th, 2008

One Track Mind: Jazz Crusaders "The Young Rabbits" (1962)

Before they were the Crusaders, they were the Jazz Crusaders. And before they were the Jazz Crusaders, keyboardist Joe Sample, trombonist Wayne Henderson, tenor saxophonist Wilton Felder and drummer Nesbert “Stix” Hooper were kids growing up together in post-war Houston, Texas. By the late fifties, these burgeoning talents formed a band they modeled after Art Blakey’s horn-fronted hard bop outfitRead More

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