DeFrancesco, Joey

High Note, 2013CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 20.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Kool
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: B3 master Joey DeFrancesco decided to try something new on One For Rudy. It is the first tribute that we recall to a recording engineer and for sure the first tribute to Rudy Van Gelder, one of the best in the business! Most of the music is from Van Gelder’s catalog, all good stuff. Joey uses a new trio with guitarist Steve Cotter and Ramon Banda on drums for the celebration. They groove is bebop and cool blues and it has a gentle flow. DeFrancesco hits it from all angels with peaceful and explosive solos especially on “Canadian Sunset”.


Publicist: Jazz Depot