Joey DeFrancesco: Singin' And Swingin'
Eight of the thirteen tracks include Frank Capp's big band; two tracks add strings. Battling tenors Pete Christlieb and Rickey Woodard add considerable life to "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To." Like Count Basie's legendary big band, Capp's orchestra swings with a comfortable lilt. Horace Ott's arranging brings swing and considerable grace to each of the big band numbers. Brief audio samples from "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," "They Say that Falling In Love Is Wonderful" and "Kansas City" are available at www.joeydefrancesco.com . The album ends with two trio instrumental tracks. That is, after all, DeFrancesco's strength. At the Hammond B-3 he's tops. By sticking to what works best, he will continue to provide great listening.
Track Listing: You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To; Mr. Dennis Houlihan; They Say it's Wonderful; Did You Hear Him Holler?; Mack The Knife; One Mint Julep; In the Wee Small Hours; I Thought About You; The Sidewalk is Wild; Let Me Love You Tonight; Kansas City; Danny Boy; I'm Getting Sentimental Over You.
Personnel: Joey DeFrancesco- Hammond B-3 organ, vocals, trumpet; Paul Bollenback- guitar; Byron "Wookie" Landham- drums; Frank Szabo, Wayne J. Bergeron, Conte Candoli, Carl Saunders- trumpet; Andy Martin, George Bohanon, Bob McChesney, Mike Millar- trombone; Sal Lozano, Don Shelton- alto saxophone; Pete Christlieb, Rickey Woodard- tenor saxophone; Jack Nimitz- baritone saxophone; Ray Brown- bass; Mike Howard- guitar on "In the Wee Small Hours" and "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You;" Dave Cook- drums on "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You;" Paul Leibelshon- drums on "In the Wee Small Hours;" Bruce Dukov, Russ Cantor, Gil Romero, Rachel Purkin, Horia Moroaica, Debbie Price, Patricia Johnson, Darius Campo- violin; Harry Shirinian, Jorge Moraga- viola; Vage Ayrikyan, Armen Ksajikian- cello.
Record Label: Concord Music Group