'Papa' John DeFrancesco

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Savant SCD 2098
'Papa' John DeFrancesco
Big Shot

"Papa John can make your ears ring and your soul feel good!" - Amazon.com

From the perspective of family history, there wouldn't have been a Joey DeFrancesco, perhaps the most famous of the contemporary jazz organists, without the style that he learned from his father. 'Papa' John DeFrancesco, himself the son of working musician, moved to Philadephia in 1967 and quickly became a staple on that city's busy jazz scene jazz. His fourth Savant recording as a leader finds him presiding over sons Joey and John Jr. along with saxman Jerry Weldon, Mike Boone's bass and Byron Landham on drums. Hear the DeFrancescos make jazz a true family affair on this smoking set of organ classics and original works.

Featuring: 'Papa' John DeFrancesco, organ; with Joey DeFrancesco, keyboards; John DeFrancesco Jr., guitar; Jerry Weldon, tenor sax; Mike Boone, bass; Byron Landham, drums

Tracks: Red Top; Riders on the Storm; Too Young To Go Steady; Nola; Big Shot; Maricopa; Down Home; What

 Red Top


 Big Shot

 Down Home

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