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Papa John DeFrancesco:
Walking Uptown
Label Savant SCD 2060
recorded November 2003 & February 2004 in Exton, PA/USA
online distribution


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


Track List
01: One For Jack Mac
02: Sunny
03: People Get Ready
04: 160 Million Dollar Chinese Man
05: Mojo
06: Walking Uptown
07: Delaware Fox
08: What Happened


Papa John comes out of his omnipresent son Joey's shadow. Gathering half of the family around him, John shows that it was him who has passed on musicality to his sons. Ok, Joey is the crack, the cat or whatever you want to call him, who has made a profession out of his skills. But John plays just for fun - and does that professionally. Proud he can be to have Joey and Johnny around him. This "Family Inc." has a longer tradition which shows a couple of CDs such as "Reboppin'" (1992), "Doodlin'" (1992), "Hip Cake Walk" (2000) and "Ballads And Blues" (2002).
The tunes John chose for this CD are partially standards ("Sunny", "Mojo"), but also compositions by John and Johnny. Fresh sounds, grooving rhythms, a great Papa John.


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