Joey DeFrancesco (organ); Rick Zunigar (guitar); Ramon Banda (drums, percussion)
This Joey DeFrancesco recording for HighNote finds him celebrating a milestone in his life and career as he turns 40. It is hard, therefore, to imagine that Joey has been playing gigs for 30 years taking his first job at the age of ten! In rare form, Joey's original compositions and cover tunes run the gamut from jaw-dropping virtuosity to funky R & B and tender ballads. Hear why Joey DeFrancesco has won the Down Beat Critics and Readers Poll as the top jazz organist every year since 2003. Happy Birthday, Joey! Here's to the next forty years.