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John DeFrancesco
John (*1940) started playing trumpet at the age of six. His interest in the Hammond organ arose when he heard Jimmy Smith for the first time in the 50's. He at the end switched to the organ when he got to own a Hammond himself.
 
After having moved to Philadelphia in 1967, John performed in clubs in and around this area. He met such greats as Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Shirley Scott, and Richard Groove Holmes, who influenced him deeply.
 
When his son Joey, at the age of eight, showed his huge interest in the jazz organ, "Papa" John gave up his career as organ player in order to support his son's extraordinary skills.
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Discography
Reboppin'
CBS CK 48624
recorded 1992 (?) in USA
Joey DeFrancesco, Hammond organ, trumpet
Byron Landham, drums
Paul Bollenback, guitar
Jim Henry, trumpet, flugelhorn
Tony Malaby, tenor sax
John DeFrancesco, Hammond organ
Johnny DeFrancesco, guitar
Doodlin'
Muse MCD 5501
recorded December 1992 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
John DeFrancesco, organ, vocals
Joey DeFrancesco, trumpet
Bill Easley, sax
Randy Johnston, guitar
Johnny DeFrancesco jr, guitar
Byron Landham, drums
All In The Family
High Note HCD 7021
recorded August 1997 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
John DeFrancesco, Hammond B-3 organ
Joey DeFrancesco, Hammond B-3 organ
Bootsie Barnes, tenor sax
Houston Person, tenor sax
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Byron Landham, drums
Hip Cake Walk
High Note HCD 7071
recorded June 2000 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
John DeFrancesco, Hammond B-3 organ
Joey DeFrancesco, trumpet
Rob Landham, alto sax
Bootsie Barnes, tenor sax
Melvin Sparks, guitar
John DeFrancesco jr, guitar
Byron Landham, drums
Glenn Ferracone, drums
Kevin Jones, percussion
Ballads And Blues
Concord CCD 2108-2
recorded 2002 in USA
Joey DeFrancesco, organ, vocals
Gary Bartz, sax
Pat Martino, guitar
Paul Bollenback, guitar, vocals
Byron Landham, drums, vocals
John DeFrancesco, guitar
Papa John DeFrancesco, organ
Jumpin'
Savant SCD 2046
recorded June 2002 in Exton, PA/USA
Papa John DeFrancesco, Hammond B-3 organ
Jacques Johnson, tenor sax
Johnny DeFrancesco, guitar
Glenn Ferracone, drums
Marion Simon, percussion
The Essence
Topshelf Recordings

Rick Wurzbacher, guitar
Papa John DeFrancesco, Hammond B-3 organ
Glenn Ferracone, drums
Walking Uptown
Savant SCD 2060
recorded November 2003 & February 2004 in Exton, PA/USA
Papa John DeFrancesco, Hammond B-3 organ
Tim Warfield, soprano sax, tenor sax
Joey DeFrancesco, trumpet, piano
Johnny DeFrancesco, guitar
Glenn Ferracone, drums, percussion
Paul Klinefelter, bass
Desert Heat
Savant SCD 2075
recorded February 2006 in Tempe, AZ/USA
John DeFrancesco, Hammond B-3 organ
Joey DeFrancesco, keyboards
Tony Banda, bass
Ramon Banda, drums, percussion
Big Shot
Savant SCD 2098
recorded May 2008
John DeFrancesco, Diversi organ
Jerry Weldon, tenor sax
Joey DeFrancesco, keyboards
Mike Boone, bass
Byron Landham, drums
A Philadelphia Story
Savant SCD 2112
recorded July 2010 in Exton, PA/USA
John DeFrancesco, Hammond B-3 organ
Joey DeFrancesco, trumpet
John DeFrancesco jr, guitar
Glenn Ferracone, drums

 
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