R.I.P. Joey DeFrancesco



A crushing loss to the Jazz world.  Considered by most the greatest living organist, gone way too soon at age 51.

Questlove just posted a great story to his Insta about Joey... they attended the same high school. 

Here's part 1... he hasn't posted part 2 yet....



1987, Bill Boggs Show

Miles was bored talking with the blond kid, interrupting him, "what's your organ player's name?"  Boggs got Joey's name wrong, introducing him as "DeFranco", but the 16 year old's life would change forever, recording & touring with Miles the following year


Loss of a little known legend, RIP

Interview w/ Joey that tells the story, nice follow-up to Voodoo's link (thanks Voodoo!)



.... and lots of his work on LMA -- going to prioritize the one w/ Larry Coryell 


Another cool video w/ a long solo by Joey on a portable keyboard -- 1988 w/ Miles in Warsaw. 


ok, back to work, TGIF Zoners

ack, I'm back... this video w/ vibes great Bobby Hutcherson is smokin, especially around the  30 min mark. 



^^^ thanks, aiq, good find...that 1995 performance w/ McLaughlin!!!