Today DeFrancesco is regarded by organ aficionados as the baddest B-3 burner in the business (a claim supported by his five consecutive DownBeat Critics Poll awards for 2002, 2003, 2004, 3005and 2006). And while Joey has never made any boastful claims about his own ranking among the organ elite on the contrary, he has always respectfully deferred to his B-3 elders, the fact is, no organist today plays with the skill, harmonic depth, and authority of this phenomenon from Philly. With over 20 solo releases and historic associations with legends such as Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith, Bobby Hutcherson, Elvin Jones and John McLaughlin, DeFrancesco's place in the idiom’s history is cemented.
Starting on July 16, in Chicago through August 15 in Detroit Joey and his Trio, Byron Landham and Pat Bianchi will be opening for Steely Dan. This will be your chance to hear Joey, his Trio and the legendary band Steely Dan.
Vocals VX5 and OM6
Leslie top i5
Leslie Bottom D4
Kick Drum D6