1990 Joe Sample – Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes is the eleventh album by Joe Sample, release in 1990.

Joseph Leslie “Joe” Sample (February 1, 1939 – September 12, 2014) was an American pianist, keyboard player, and composer. Joe Sample was one of the founding members of the Jazz Crusaders, the band which became simply the Crusaders in 1971.


1  Ashes to Ashes (Joe Sample) 4:55
2  The Road Less Traveled (Marcus Miller) 5:30
3  Mother’s Eyes (Joe Sample) 4:50
4  The Last Child (Joe Sample) 6:02
5  Born in Trouble (Joe Sample) 5:38
6  Strike Two (Joe Sample) 5:52
7  I’ll Love You (Joe Sample) 5:37
8  Born to Be Bad (Joe Sample) 5:36
9  Phoenix (Joe Sample) 6:25



BassMarcus Miller
DrumsOmar Hakim
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarPaul Peterson
PianoJoe Sample
SynthesizerJoe Sample
SynthesizerRicky Peterson
PercussionLenny Castro
FlugelhornJerry Hey
FluteLarry Williams
SaxLarry Williams
TrumpetJerry Hey

Liner Notes

Producer – Tommy Lipuma
Arranged By – Jerry Hey, Larry Williams, Joe Sample, Ricky Peterson
Coordinator (Album) – Shirley Sandler
Coordinator (Production) – Jill Gins, Sonny Abelardo
Engineer – Al Schmitt, Aaron Kropf, Bob Loftus, Joey Wolpert, Ken Allardyce, Michael Koppelman, Paula Max Garcia, Tom Tucker
Mixed By – Al Schmitt
Sequenced By – Jason Miles

Illustration – William Pajaud
Photography By – Nicola Dill

Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.