Joey DeFrancesco remains the most comprehensive jazz organ talent the world knows with the full spectrum of orchestral sounds and registrations at his finger tips and unparallel musical sensibilities. Year after year, Joey brings new life to jazz organ a genre that he almost single-handedly re-defined and brought into the new millennium. Joey's latest for HighNote finds him celebrating a milestone in his life and career as he turns 40. It is hard, therefore, to imagine that Joey has been playing gigs for 30 years taking his first job at the age of ten! In rare form, Joey's original compositions and cover tunes run the gamut from jaw-dropping virtuosity to funky R&B and tender ballads. Hear why Joey DeFrancesco has won the Down Beat Critics and Readers Poll as the top jazz organist every year since 2003. Happy Birthday, Joey! Here's to the next forty years.
With: Joey DeFrancesco, organ • Rick Zunigar, guitar • Ramon Banda, drums & percussion
Tracks: Donny's Tune • Ashley Blue • Gloria • One Hundred Ways • I've Got a Woman • V & G • Life is Good • Bluz 'n' 3 • Caruso
Life is Good
Bluz 'n' 3