Joey Defrancesco

Joey DeFrancesco + The People - Project Freedom (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 10, 2017
Joey DeFrancesco + The People - Project Freedom (2017)

Joey DeFrancesco + The People - Project Freedom
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 64:03 min | 151 MB
Label: Mack Avenue Records | Tracks: 11 | 2017

Widely regarded as peerless on the Hammond B3 organ, Joey DeFrancesco releases his first ever quartet album, an impassioned tale of love and peace titled 'Project Freedom'. Aside from the always prominent influence of his hometown of Philadelphia, the album is largely inspired by the differing viewpoints he has been exposed to from years of globetrotting and world touring. "I always thought that as touring musicians, we were spreading peace," he explains. "No matter what happens in the world, we keep playing. In a lot of the so-called forbidden places too. When we're there, through war and conflict, problems melt away through music." Joey DeFrancesco & The People, a unit he'll tour with in 2017, features guitarist Dan Wilson, saxophonist Troy Roberts, and drummer Jason Brown.

Joey DeFrancesco - Snapshot: The Original Trio (2009)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Aug. 10, 2016
Joey DeFrancesco - Snapshot: The Original Trio (2009)

Joey DeFrancesco - Snapshot: The Original Trio (2009)
Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 59 min | 136 MB
Label: Highnote | Rel: 2009

Joey DeFrancesco has come a long way from his recording debut made in 1989 as a fresh-faced 17-year-old. From the get-go, he established his credentials with virtuoso technique and an innate soulfulness that he developed under the tutelage of his father, Papa John DeFrancesco. Combining monstrous chops with a flair for showmanship, DeFrancesco is regarded by organ aficionados as the baddest B-3 burner in the business. Joey's latest manages to look both ahead and back back to the trio's roots which extend back 15 years and ahead to musical triumphs to come.

Joey DeFrancesco - The Champ: Round 2 (2000)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at April 29, 2016
Joey DeFrancesco - The Champ: Round 2 (2000)

Joey DeFrancesco - The Champ: Round 2 (2000)
Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 68 min | 155 MB
Label: High Note | Rel: 2000

The Champ: Round 2 is the second volume of Joey DeFrancesco's tribute to mentor and Hammond B3 groove master Jimmy Smith. While 1999's The Champ was an entertaining and honorable tribute, Round 2 produces only patchy rewards even with the swinging camaraderie provided by guitarist Paul Bollenback and drummer Byron Landham. Compared to the first volume in which the initial freshness of the idea was more palatable, Round 2 suffers from slight stagnation (two versions of "The Champ" on this disc!) for the same reason. Following the late-'90s studio releases of The Champ, Goodfellas, and the live set Incredible, three discs that rely mainly on standards and jazz classics, this disc is ultimately disappointing, finding DeFrancesco repeating challenges we have already heard him acheive.

Joey Defrancesco With Jimmy Smith - Legacy (2005) {Concord}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 16, 2016
Joey Defrancesco With Jimmy Smith - Legacy (2005) {Concord}

Joey Defrancesco With Jimmy Smith - Legacy (2005) {Concord}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 501MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 177MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Extending the good vibes created out of their first pairing on the live recording Incredible!, organists Joey Defrancesco and Jimmy Smith get down to business on Legacy. The two stellar and funky musicians have a great musical rapport and seem to really enjoy playing together. Fans of Incredible! will most likely find much to enjoy here. The album has a heavy Latin sound with percussionists Ramon Banda and Jose "Joey" de Leon supplying additional timbales and conga rhythms respectively. Also joining in this time around is special guest tenor saxophonist James Moody, who adds his fiery bop chops to "Jones'n for Elvin." Backing Defrancesco and Smith here are bassist Tony Banda, guitarist Paul Bollenback, and drummer Steve Ferrone.

Joey DeFrancesco - Trip Mode (2015) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at April 2, 2016
Joey DeFrancesco - Trip Mode (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Joey DeFrancesco - Trip Mode (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 58:23 minutes | 707 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

On Trip Mode, three-time Grammy nominee Joey DeFrancesco takes you on a musical journey, continuing his mastery of jazz organ as well as showcasing his musical versatility on piano, trumpet and vocals. Along for the journey are his touring comrades, Dan Wilson on guitar and drummer Jason Brown. Bassist Mike Boone is enlisted on a few piano tracks.

Joey DeFrancesco - Trip Mode (2015) {HighNote}  

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 22, 2016
Joey DeFrancesco - Trip Mode (2015) {HighNote}

Joey DeFrancesco - Trip Mode (2015) {HighNote}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 403MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Post-Bop

Three-time Grammy nominee, master of the jazz organ, trumpeter and vocalist Joey DeFrancesco swings hard and straight ahead. A prodigious talent at an early age, he joined the Miles Davis band when he was seventeen. At eighteen, he began touring with his own quartet. At twenty-two, John Mclaughlin called him along with drummer Dennis Chambers to form the group “Free Spirits.” Subsequently, Joey worked with greats such as George Benson, James Moody and Ray Charles. He’s won the Downbeat Critics Poll ten times and the Readers Poll every year since 2005. His current trio with Dan Wilson guitar and Jason Brown drums promises to rock the house.

Joey DeFrancesco - Trip Mode (2015)  

Posted by mark70 at Jan. 3, 2016
Joey DeFrancesco - Trip Mode (2015)

Joey DeFrancesco - Trip Mode (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58:18 min | 135 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: HighNote Records

It's rare for one man to change the face of an instrument, and before he turns forty, but Joey DeFrancesco has done just that. He has been performing since he was a child, following in the footsteps of his jazz-playing father and grandfather. A seasoned musician by his teens, today, DeFrancesco is a Grammy-nominated artist with over 50 recordings as a leader and numerous collaborations with the masters of modern jazz in his legacy, DeFrancesco deservingly takes his place alongside organ greats of the past like Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, and Larry Young

Joey DeFrancesco - Home For The Holidays (2014)  

Posted by TmanHome at Nov. 30, 2015
Joey DeFrancesco - Home For The Holidays (2014)

Joey DeFrancesco - Home For The Holidays (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 644 mb | MP3 320 kbps CBR ~ 233 mb | Scans included | 100 min
Jazz, Holiday | Label: Alma Records | Rel: 2014

In a year when the best-selling holiday music will likely be represented by the whorehouse that is the Trans-Siberian Orchestra—specifically The Christmas Attic, chocked full of Keith Emerson's left over arrangements from 45 years ago merged with 1980s Steve Vai and called "art"—there is credible and well-crafted holiday music being made. Multi-instrumentalist and singer Joey DeFrancesco serves up a tasty holiday dish from that most venerated of soul-jazz instruments, the Hammond B3 Organ.

Joey DeFrancesco - 40 (2011) {HighNote}  

Posted by tiburon at March 28, 2015
Joey DeFrancesco - 40 (2011) {HighNote}

Joey DeFrancesco - 40 (2011) {HighNote}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 396MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz

With 40, Joey DeFrancesco—the world's foremost contemporary jazz organist—heralds his fortieth birthday by presiding over a trio session that is typically dexterous and engaging from start to finish. As good as it is, however, a DVD would be even more persuasive, as DeFrancesco's consummate mastery of his chosen instrument should really be seen as well as heard to be thoroughly appreciated. His right hand is so virtuosic that he seldom has need for the left, using it sparingly to append an obligatory chord every now and then. Seeing and hearing DeFrancesco perform is a remarkable experience, one not to be missed.

Joey Defrancesco - One for Rudy (2013)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 30, 2013
Joey Defrancesco - One for Rudy (2013)

Joey Defrancesco - One for Rudy (2013)
M4A 256 kbps AAC | 59:14 min | 124 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: High Note

The "Rudy" singled out for favor on this new CD by organist Joey DeFrancesco's admirable trio is the legendary recording engineer Rudy van Gelder who engineered, mixed and mastered the album at his studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. DeFrancesco, whose mastery of the Hammond B3 is universally recognized and unquestioned, wrote the groovy homage to van Gelder that wraps up the album, elsewhere stepping aside to make room for such able tunesmiths as Miles Davis, Eddie Heywood, Gordon Jenkins, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk and Hoagy Carmichael.