Invitation (Joe Sample album)

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Studio album by Joe Sample
Released 1993
Genre Smooth Jazz / Standards / Fusion
Length 49:49
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Tommy LiPuma
Joe Sample chronology
Did You Feel That?
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Invitation is a 1993 album by jazz pianist Joe Sample released through Warner Bros. Records. This album contains reinterpretations (remakes) of jazz standard compositions written by artists such as Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, among others (as listed in parentheses in the track list). This is more of a jazz/classical crossover album with orchestral arrangements by Dale Oheler.

According to the Billboard charts, in 1993, Invitation reached #1 in the "top Jazz albums" category and got to #43 in the "top R&B/Hip-Hop albums". Overall, it peaked #194 in the "Top 200 Albums".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Black Is the Color" (Traditional folk song) - 3:53
  2. "A House Is Not a Home" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 4:57
  3. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 5:07
  4. "Invitation" (Bronisław Kaper) - 4:21
  5. "Summertime" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward) - 6:49
  6. "Nica's Dream" (Horace Silver) - 5:20
  7. "Stormy Weather" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 5:01
  8. "Django" (John Lewis) - 3:45
  9. "My One and Only Love" (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) - 6:12
  10. "Mood Indigo" (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills) - 4:26



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