Musical Interlude: Wherein Joey DeFrancesco plays his &*#$%! off

April 15th, 2016 at 3:02 pm

A friend turned me onto this Joey DeFrancesco jam wherein absolutely smokes the Hammond B-3, for which I’m a sucker anyway, on the song Find 4.605 Ways. (Whoops, I took the natural log…hee, hee!)

If you’re thinking this is the usual, melody, organ solo, guitar solo, melody and out, you’re wrong. Check out Joey’s second bite at the apple post-guitar solo. Oh, and there’s the little matter of that cadenza the end, followed by the gospel throw-down. Really, folks–this guy is a national treasure. And I say that even as his left hand, which handily takes the place of a bass player, is a job destroyer.

If this fails to rock your world, quickly get to the ER and insist they check your pulse.

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3 comments in reply to "Musical Interlude: Wherein Joey DeFrancesco plays his &*#$%! off"

  1. Chris G says:

    > Whoops, I took the natural log…hee, hee!

    You obviously know your audience;-)

  2. DudeRanchOccupier says:

    Not bad. That hand has a mind of its own.

    Not my kind of music, but I know talent. He has it.

  3. Nick Batzdorf says:

    He’s awesome as always.

    To be a hyper-critical &*#$%!hole, however, I’d get rid of the guitar comping. 🙂 It’s interfering rather than supporting the B3.

    Part of it is the mix (drums low, guitar high and bright), but I think it’s just the instrumentation. It’s certainly not the playing – he’s really good.