Invitation (Joe Sample album)
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 Oehler.
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|Genre||Smooth jazz / Standards / Third stream|
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In 1993, Invitation reached No. 1 in the Top Jazz Albums chart and No. 43 in the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in Billboard magazine. On the top albums chart, it peaked at No. 194.
- "Black Is the Color" (Traditional folk song) - 3:53
- "A House Is Not a Home" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 4:57
- "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 5:07
- "Invitation" (Bronisław Kaper) - 4:21
- "Summertime" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward) - 6:49
- "Nica's Dream" (Horace Silver) - 5:20
- "Stormy Weather" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 5:01
- "Django" (John Lewis) - 3:45
- "My One and Only Love" (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) - 6:12
- "Mood Indigo" (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills) - 4:26