Not one to rest on his musical laurels, legendary jazz pianist Joe Sample has created the CreoleJoe Band, a musical ensemble inspired by the la la music of his youth. Growing up in Southeast Texas with Creole roots, Joe was exposed to the Cajun flavor of the region, including Zydeco music and its King, Clifton Chenier. Fast forward to today and Joe has gathered a collective of musicians from the southern belt including Clifton s son, accordionist and vocalist, C.J. Chenier, and occasional Crusader collaborator Ray Parker Jr. For Joe, making this record was a joyful experience. From the bluesy soulfulness of Down Home, Low Down Zydeco Blues and If Anybody Ask You, to the fun party vibe of Zydeco Train & CreoleJoe , this is indeed Joe Sample s Creole Folk music.