Vol. 123, Now’s the Time: Standards with the Joey Defrancesco Trio (Book & CD Set) (Jazz Play-A-Long for All Musicians)
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(Play-a-long CD with Instructional Book) Another super-groove play-a-long featuring Joey with his trio accompanying you on blues and some of the greatest standards ever written. Joey DeFrancesco on organ, Paul Bollenback on guitar and Byron Langham on drums. Tracks are: Now’s The Time, Four On Six, The More I See You, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, Luch Portion, I Fall In Love Too Easily, Bye, Bye, Blackbird, Gee, Baby Ain’t I Good To You, Indiana, February 14th, Anthropology, Summertime, I’m Getting Sentimental, Over You, Slow Blues in Bb, Obama Nation.
Notes to the musician:
There was a time when I didn’t particularly enjoy jazz organ trios. In my teenage years the organ was what I heard in my Methodist church so I associated the instrument with hymns, people singing and church. As jazz evolved and Jimmy Smith and Larry Young entered my jazz record library I learned to love the sound of the Hammond B3 in a jazz setting. I grew up near Louisville, Kentucky and after receiving my drivers license, I would frequent night clubs where often there was an organ trio or quartet playing. On nights when I really felt brave, I would ask to sit in and play a song or two with them. This was part of my early musical bandstand training and it was very important to me. This Volume 123 play-a-long has an outstanding organ trio led by Joey DeFrancesco. Joey, Paul and Byron are Joeys original trio and have played on and off together for many years. I was fortunate to record them on February 14, 2008 at The Jazz Factory in Louisville, Ky., just six weeks before the Jazz Factory closed its doors for good. The trio had played there the night before to a packed house. Some of the songs on this set are on other sets but not in the organ trio format. Usually, when we duplicate a song on a play-a-long we change the tempo or key, or instrumentation and this always gives the rendition a completely different feel.
If you like playing jazz, this play-a-long will give you hours of enjoyable opportunities and enhance your musical skills along the way.’