Organic Vibes

Organic Vibes

by Joey DeFrancescoJoey DeFrancesco


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Having reviewed some of Hammond organist Joey DeFrancesco's early albums on Columbia, then caught up with him again when he teamed up with the high-flying guitar acrobat Danny Gatton on Relentless, and then lost track of him, the word that comes to mind upon hearing this effort for Concord is "adult." DeFrancesco's earlier work was that of a young and precocious kid with a burning love of his instrument and something to prove. Fifteen years into what has become a celebrated career, he's settled in and is demonstrating the kind of taste and maturity that separates the flashy young hotshots from the serious musicians, the ones who will leave a legacy. On Organic Vibes, DeFrancesco goes beyond the traditional organ trio format that he has generally preferred up until now and is joined by a group that includes vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and tenor sax player George Coleman, and his desire to give them the space they need leads him to move away somewhat from center stage; as a result, his solos are tighter, more focused, and less frenetic than they have sometimes been. There's also more of a focus on slower numbers than has often been the case on past DeFrancesco projects, an approach that bears sweet fruit on the group's tender rendition of "I Thought About You" and on the sauntering and funky "Down the Hatch." DeFrancesco's own "Colleen" is lovely bossa nova that ends the album on an almost contemplative note. Very highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/21/2006
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431230625
catalogNumber: 2306

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joey DeFrancesco   Primary Artist,Organ,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
George Coleman   Tenor Saxophone
Ron Blake   Saxophone
Bobby Hutcherson   Vibes
Byron Landham   Drums
Jake Langley   Guitar

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Composer
Ogden Nash   Composer
John Burk   Executive Producer
Joey DeFrancesco   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Bobby Hutcherson   Composer
Byron Landham   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Clark Rigsby   Engineer
Mike Florio   Liner Notes,Management
Michael Florio   Liner Notes
Donald Reid   Composer

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