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sábado, 6 de agosto de 2016

Joey DeFrancesco • The Baddest B-3 Burner in the Business

"With each visit to Chicago ... Joey DeFrancesco seems to attain another, still-more-remarkable degree of technical fl uidity." -- Chicago Tribune "Joey DeFrancesco is rightfully known as an incredibly talented organ player. He's got an array of solid CDs that document his rise to the top. He can fi t into any setting, from hard bop to the electronic funk of 1980s Miles Davis. He can swing a room of lead balloons ... He's had the audacity to usurp his idol, the legendary Jimmy Smith, atop annual critics' polls ... [and] critics and observers say he's responsible for the re-birth of the Hammond B-3 and organ music's place in jazz." -- All About Jazz "The music of Joey DeFrancesco--an important force in the revival of the Hammond B-3 organ as a jazz instrument--runs the gamut from soul-jazz and bluesy grooves à la Jimmy Smith to hard bop to the more advanced modal style of John Coltrane disciple Larry Young."-- All Music Guide "No less signifi cant in the story of Joey's ascendancy is the ability he has shown to create excitement. The tension he is capable of building brings back to mind a tradition that began some fifty years ago, when Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts began stirring up audiences around the country." -- Leonard Feather · Combining monstrous chops with a fl air for showmanship and an unquenchable urge to burn, Joey DeFrancesco almost single-handedly put the Hammond B-3 back in the public eye. Today, organ afi cionados regard him as the "baddest B-3 burner in the business." a claim supported by his fi ve consecutive Down Beat Critics Poll Awards. · With over twenty solo releases and historic associations with legends such as Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith, Bobby Hutcherson, Elvin Jones, and John McLaughlin, DeFrancesco's place in the idiom's history is cemented. · Joey DeFrancesco has come a long way since All of Me, his recording debut as a leader made in 1989 as a fresh-faced seventeen-year-old. From the get-go, the Philadelphia native established his credentials with virtuoso technique and an innate soulfulness that he brought to bear on the hulking Hammond B-3 organ. · Through the 1990s, DeFrancesco was widely recognized as spearheading a renewed interest in the Hammond organ, an instrument that had fallen out of favor among musicians and the public since its golden period during the 1960s and early '70s.

Disc #1
1 - How Little We Know
2 - Twisted Blues
3 - Incognito
4 - Stop Leading Me On
5 - Black Nite
6 - The Street of Dreams
7 - Puttin' on the Ritz
8 - Moanin'
9 - I Wish You Love
10 - A Real Goodun'
11 - What's New

Disc #2
1 - All or Nothing at All
2 - I Concentrate on You
3 - Just Squeeze Me
4 - Yes or No
5 - Young Love
6 - On the Street Where You Live
7 - I'm Confessin'
8 - Cobalt Blue

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