JOE SAMPLE- “FREEDOM SOUND” LEAD SHEET
The Jazz Crusaders- one of my favorite jazz units of the ’60s. They had the precision and group empathy that comes from putting in a lot of time with each other, they had lots of interesting, original material, and they are all great individual talents. My father had their first two LPs (FREEDOM SOUND and LOOKIN’ AHEAD) in his music collection and I kept them in heavy rotation. Wilton Felder and Wayne Henderson make up a powerful frontline- Felder’s tenor sax is a blend of hard bop vocabulary with heavy rhythm and blues sound. Henderson is a trombonist with bebop virtuosity and earthy musical style. Pianist Joe Sample’s “Freedom Sound”, the title track from the Jazz Crusaders’ debut album, always put me in a good mood. Here’s a sketch of it.
“FREEDOM SOUND”- MELODY