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Joey DeFrancesco with Jimmy Smith: Legacy

Read "Legacy" reviewed by Ollie Bivens

Released one week after the sudden death of Jimmy Smith on February 8, the new album by organist Joey DeFrancesco was the last recording featuring Smith, the man who revolutionized the Hammond B-3 by creatively incorporating it into the jazz idiom. First playing the organ at age four and performing playing gigs at ten with Richard ...

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Joey DeFrancesco with Jimmy Smith: Legacy

Read "Legacy" reviewed by Dennis Hollingsworth

There have been many great practitioners of the Hammond organ in jazz history, including Shirley Scott, Groove Holmes, Charles Earland, and Larry Young. Today, Dan Wall and Larry Goldings have helped bring the organ back to the forefront. But perhaps no one can claim the overall impact of the late Jimmy Smith. His harmonic conception and ...

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Joey DeFrancesco with Jimmy Smith: Legacy

Read "Legacy" reviewed by John Kelman

When Joey DeFrancesco--a key player in the late-'80s Hammond B-3 organ revival while still in his teens--teamed up with organ legend Jimmy Smith in August of 2004, little did either know that Smith would pass away a scant six months later. If Smith was ailing, one would never know it from the result of those sessions. ...

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Joey DeFrancesco with Jimmy Smith: Legacy

Read "Legacy" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

With the passing of organ legend Jimmy Smith on February 8th, the jazz world lost a boundless innovator and a good old friend. His final recording, the appropriately titled Legacy, proves that, even in his seventies, he was still the man on the B3. He shares the bill with disciple Joey DeFrancesco, once hailed as the ...

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Joey DeFrancesco with Jimmy Smith: Legacy

Read "Legacy" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini

Sometimes circumstances guarantee albums a certain stature before they hit the street. One simply hopes the music proves worthy. The death of legendary organist Jimmy Smith a week before the release of Legacy, headlined by protégé Joey DeFrancesco, assures strong interest from both old and new organ jazz crowds. It's a solid coda for ...


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