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     Joey DeFrancesco

Born: Apr 10, 1971 in Philadelphia, PA
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz
Instruments: Organ (Hammond), Trumpet, Organ

An important force in the revival of the Hammond B-3 organ as a jazz instrument during the '90s, Joey DeFrancesco's music ran the gamut from soul-jazz and bluesy grooves a la Jimmy Smith to hard bop to the more advanced modal style of Coltrane disciple Larry Young. Born in Springfield, PA (near Philadelphia) on April 10, 1971, DeFrancesco was the son of another Philly-area jazz organist, Papa John DeFrancesco, and the grandson of multi-instrumentalist Joe DeFrancesco, who worked with the Dorsey Brothers. He began playing piano at age four and quickly switched to his father's instrument, preferring the sound of the Hammond B-3 over the modern synthesizers that had become the dominant alternative to piano. He began sitting in at his father's club gigs around age six; by age ten, he was performing paying gigs on the weekends and sitting in with artists like Jack McDuff and Groove Holmes.

DeFrancesco continued to study through high school, drawing from Philadelphia's rich jazz-organ heritage and the numerous veteran players who still found work on the city's club scene. At 16, he was the first recipient of the Philadelphia Jazz Society's McCoy Tyner Scholarship, and was also a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. He met Miles Davis on a local television show and impressed the trumpeter enough that DeFrancesco was invited on tour following his high school graduation in 1988. After appearing on the well-received Live Around the World and Amandla albums, DeFrancesco scored a solo deal with Columbia and released his debut as a leader, All of Me, in 1989. Four more Columbia albums followed (Where Were You?, Part III, Reboppin', Live at the Five Spot), one per year, and DeFrancesco's reputation grew steadily, helped by the fact that as a virtuosic yet vintage-style organist, he was something of an anomaly on the early-'90s jazz scene. His arrival presaged - and, in fact, helped kickstart - a renewal of interest in organ jazz of all stripes, and he remained one of the most versatile and advanced of the new breed of players; inspired by Davis, he even picked up the trumpet as a second instrument.

After parting ways with Columbia, DeFrancesco recorded sets for Muse and Big Mo, and began working extensively with guitarist John McLaughlin. His appearance on 1994's After the Rain and his subsequent international tour with McLaughlin brought him to a whole new audience. He spent the next few years working mostly as a sideman, however, and returned to the studio under his own name in 1998, recording All or Nothing at All for Big Mo; he also appeared with his father on All in the Family for High Note. 1999 brought The Champ, a tribute to Jimmy Smith (also on High Note), and a new record deal with Concord Jazz, which kicked off with the Mafia-movie soundtrack tribute Goodfellas. DeFrancesco finally teamed up with longtime hero Jimmy Smith for 2000's Incredible!, and issued the Concord follow-up Singin' and Swingin' in 2001, which spotlighted his easygoing vocals. In the meantime, he also continued to record sessions for High Note, including the sequel The Champ: Round 2 (2000) and another tribute to one of his influences, The Philadelphia Connection: A Tribute to Don Patterson (2002).

- Steve Huey (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=6194 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.joeydefrancesco.com Official Joey DeFrancesco website. Biography, discography, tour dates
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_DeFrancesco About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_DeFrancesco About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Joey DeFrancesco - '40' - 2011, High Note
 Joey DeFrancesco - 'Joey D!' - 2008, High Note
 Joey DeFrancesco - 'Never Can Say Goodbye: The Music Of Michael Jackson' - 2010, Telarc
 Joey DeFrancesco - 'Plays Sinatra His Way' - 2004, High Note
 Joey DeFrancesco - 'The Philadelphia Connection: A Tribute To Don Patterson' - 2002, Highnote Records
 Joey DeFrancesco - 'Wonderful! Wonderful!' - 2012, High Note
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Pat Martino - 'Live At Yoshi's' - 2001, Blue Note
 Annie Sellick - 'No Greater Thrill' - 2003, Chalice Music
 Various Artists - 'The JazzTimes Superband' - 2000, Concord Jazz
  как соисполнитель ...
 Ron Blake - 'Lest We Forget' - 2003, Mack Avenue
 Paul Bollenback - 'Soul Grooves' - 1999, Challenge Records
 Jimmy Bruno - 'Like That' - 1995, Concord
 Ronnie Cuber - 'The Scene Is Clean' - 1993, Milestone
 Miles Davis - 'Amandla' - 1989, Warner Bros.
 Charles Earland - 'Keepers Of The Flame' - 2002, HighNote
 Steve Gadd - 'Live At Voce' - 2010, Varese Sarabande
 Tony Monaco - 'New Generation: Paesanos On The New B3' - 2003, Summit Records
 Lee Ritenour - 'Rit's House' - 2002, Verve
 Janis Siegel - 'Friday Night Special' - 2003, Telarc
 Joseph Tawadros - 'Chameleons Of The White Shadows' - 2013, ABC OZ
 Grover Washington Jr. - 'Strawberry Moon' - 1987, Columbia

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