“THE BEST B3 PLAYER ON THE PLANET” Jazz Times
“No organist today plays with the skill, harmonic depth, and authority of this phenomenon from Philly” Jazz Police
Two time Grammy nominee, and winner of numerous honours, including the DownBeat Critics Poll eleven times and Readers Poll every year since 2005. Joey stands at the forefront of the jazz scene, with the respected distinction of Master of the Jazz Organ. “Home for the Holidays”, is Joey’s first holiday album, and the first release on his new label JDM.
This double CD release is a treasure trove of 23 tunes, both traditional and festive. It doesn’t take much to get Joey DeFrancesco into the musical spirit of the holiday seasons, with a love of holiday music coming from his upbringing in a musical family from Philadelphia.
Joey plays his primary instrument, the Hammond Organ, along with tracks that include him on the piano, trumpet as well as two vocal tracks. Complementing this rich range of material are the diverse musical settings Joey employs on the record. On various tracks he performs solo, with his Trio, Quartet, and Quintet, all in different configurations. This is an album you DEFINITELY must add to your Holiday collection.
Featured Musicians include George Coleman Sr., and Jr., Jerry Weldon, George Fludas, Ramon Banda, Jeff Parker, John Webber, Tony Banda, Jose “Papo” Rodriguez, Steve Wilkerson