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Radio & Podcasts

Joey DeFrancesco, Jaimie Branch & Natalia M. King

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We start the 768th Episode of Neon Jazz with the explosive jazz and blues singer Natalia M. King. She was born in Brooklyn and came into her own in France. She is a force and following her, we dig into another musician that left the states for France in Sidney Bechet. There is a new trove of good modern music from Carole Nelson, Oscar Peñas and Billy Drummond. Last week was a tough one for the world of jazz as ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Celebrating Monnette Sudler, Jaimie Branch, Joey DeFrancesco & Creed Taylor

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A difficult week for the music. Celebrating guitarist Monnette Sudler, producer Creed Taylor, trumpeter Jaimie Branch, and organist Joey DeFrancesco all of whom we lost this week. Plus, birthday tributes to Lester Young, Sonny Sharrock, Alice Coltrane and more. h3>Playlist Thelonious Monk “Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) 00:30 Lester Young with Count Basie and His Orchestra “Boogie Woogie" from The President Meets the Count (Epic ) 02:30 Monnette Sudler Quartet/Quintet “Let Us Love" from ...

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Interview

Joey DeFrancesco: From Musical Prodigy to Jazz Icon

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This interview was first published at All About Jazz in June 2019. Joey DeFrancesco is a true master of the jazz organ, the one others look up to as the standard bearer, as was his inspirational hero, Jimmy Smith. Arguably, he could be dubbed the Mozart of the jazz organ, since like Mozart, he seemed to have been born with all the music already in him. By four, again like Mozart, he was studying with his father. His ...

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Interview

My Conversation with Joey DeFrancesco

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From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in February 2000. Whatever can be said of Joey De Francesco, there is no denying his impact on his fans, many of whom lined up for hours at a local hole in the wall in my hometown of Fullerton to see the organ player on a Friday night. So for the benefit of those fans, I present unto you, the primetime organist of his generation, unedited ...

Radio & Podcasts

Barry Harris & Joey DeFrancesco

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The 731st Episode of Neon Jazz begins with the powerful Joey DeFrancesco and the song “Free" off his More Music release. Keeping it in the family, we also hear from his dad Papa John DeFrancesco, plus Jake Baldwin, Lisa Hilton, Barrett Martin, Timo Lassy and Edward Decker. We also say farewell to the wonderful Barry Harris who left us on December 8. Happy Holidays and dig the jazz, my friends.Playlist Joey DeFrancesco “Free" More Music (Mack Avenue Records) ...

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Live Review

Joey DeFrancesco Quartet at Van Gelder Studio

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Joey DeFrancesco Quartet Live from Van Gelder Studio Englewood Cliffs, NJ May 15, 2021 Rudy Van Gelder (1924-2016) was a rarity among sound engineers in that his name was highlighted on many album covers and he achieved legendary status in the jazz world. He initially held recording sessions in the living room of his parents' home in Teaneck, New Jersey. In 1959, he moved to a recording studio built according to ...

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Year in Review

Most Read Album Reviews: 2019

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All About Jazz tracks how often an album review is read, and the reviews listed below represent our most popular in 2019. The number to the right of the date published represents the article's read count as of December 30th. In The Key Of The Universe Joey DeFrancesco by Chris Mosey Published: February 10, 2019 Epistrophy Bill Frisell | Thomas Morgan by John Kelman ...


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