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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.

Invitation
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Studio album by
Released1993
GenreSmooth jazz / Standards / Third stream
Length49:49
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerTommy LiPuma
Joe Sample chronology
Collection
(1991)
Invitation
(1993)
Did You Feel That?
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

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.[1]

Track listingEdit

PersonnelEdit

Chart performanceEdit

Chart Peak
position
Billboard Top Jazz Albums (1993)[2] 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Billboard Jazz Albums, 8 May 1993". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 27 February 2017.

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