Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet

JOEY DeFRANCESCO

SNAP SHOT

2009-11-17

Certain Jazz recordings fit the timeless category and this is certainly one of them. Joey DeFrancesco a true master of the Hammond B3 reunites with Paul Bollenback on guitar and Byron Landham on drums. It is easy to compare Joey’s B3 sound to the late great Jimmy Smith; Paul has a cool Wes Montgomery or Kenny Burrell sound to his guitar, while Byron Landham rounds out the band with his relaxed approached to the drums. Even though this is a 2009 live recording it has the feel of a Smokey jazz club found in the 1960’s. It is easy to tell that this original trio can anticipate each other as they improvise through seven terrific tracks. I guess that is why I call this recording timeless. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #Jazz

  • reviewed 03/2010

    NOAH BAERMAN, WAYNE ESCOFFERY, AMANDA MONACO, VINNIE SPERRAZZA, HENRY LUGO
    Playdate

  • reviewed 05/2007

    KAHIL EL’ZABAR’S INFINITY ORCHESTRA
    Transmigration

  • reviewed 03/2011

    JAMBALAYA BRASS BAND
    IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE

  • reviewed 01/2009

    THE BAD PLUS
    For All I Care

  • reviewed 07/2011

    R/E/D/S
    Sign of Four

  • reviewed 06/2017

    Matt White The Super Villain Jazz Band
    Worlds Wide

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.