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Joey DeFrancesco: Trip Mode

Joey the Aggressor has emerged with this album. With new guitarist Dan Wilson and new drummer Jason Brown, the organist’s trio harkens back to-as liner-note writer Mark Ruffin points out-the Larry Young-Grant Green-Elvin Jones triumvirate of the late ’60s. This trio isn’t just burning, it’s hammering, thumping, thundering and laying down a profound hardcore groove. … Read More “Joey DeFrancesco: Trip Mode”

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Joey DeFrancesco: One for Rudy

“Rudy” is, of course, legendary recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder, for whom Joey DeFrancesco feels a certain affinity. The organist recorded his second album at Van Gelder’s famous Englewood Cliffs, N.J., studio in 1990 and another album there eight years later. Now comes this tribute, with DeFrancesco’s trio reprising several tunes originally recorded by Van … Read More “Joey DeFrancesco: One for Rudy”

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Joey DeFrancesco: Wonderful! Wonderful!

One-time Hammond organ prodigy Joey DeFrancesco, now a well-seasoned 41-year-old, has recorded with a number of great jazz guitarists, including his longtime collaborator Paul Bollenback and six-string icons John McLaughlin and Pat Martino. On Wonderful! Wonderful!, his 30th recording overall as a leader and 10th for HighNote, he is joined by guitar great Larry Coryell … Read More “Joey DeFrancesco: Wonderful! Wonderful!”

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