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Back in 1954, Houston pianist Joe Sample} teamed up with high school friends tenor saxophonist Wilton Felder} and drummer Stix Hooper} to form the Swingsters}. Within a short time, they were joined by trombonist Wayne Henderson}, flutist Hubert Laws}, and bassist Henry Wilson} and the group became the Modern Jazz Sextet}. With the move of Sample}, Felder}, Hooper}, and Henderson} to Los Angeles in 1960, the band (a quintet with the bass spot constantly changing) took on the name of the Jazz Crusaders}. The following year they made their first recordings for Pacific Jazz} and throughout the 1960s the group was a popular attraction, mixing together R&B} and Memphis soul} elements with hard bop}; its trombone/tenor frontline became a trademark. By 1971, when all of the musicians were also busy with their own projects, it was decided to call the group simply the Crusaders} so it would not be restricted to only playing jazz}. After a few excellent albums during the early part of the decade (with guitarist Larry Carlton} a strong asset), the group began to decline in quality. In 1975, the band's sound radically changed when Henderson} departed to become a full-time producer. 1979's "Street Life"} was a hit, but also a last hurrah. With Hooper}'s decision to leave in 1983, the group no longer sounded like the Crusaders} and gradually disbanded. In the mid-'90s, Henderson} and Felder} had a reunion as the Crusaders} but in reality only Joe Sample} has had a strong solo career. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

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