Joey DeFrancesco & Papa John DeFrancesco
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The music of Joey DeFrancesco -- an important force in the revival of the Hammond B-3 organ as a jazz instrument, as well as a trumpeter and vocalist -- runs the gamut from soul-jazz and bluesy grooves +á la Jimmy Smith to hard bop to the more advanced modal style of Coltrane disciple Larry Young. Born in Springfield, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia) on April 10, 1971, DeFrancesco was the son of another Philly-area jazz organist, Papa John DeFrancesco, and the grandson of multi-... Read more

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