This fairly early effort by organist Joey DeFrancesco features him displaying a great deal of energy on a variety of standards and basic originals. DeFrancesco swings hard throughout, mostly featuring his regular trio (with guitarist Paul Bollenback and drummer Byron Landham) and such fine (but little-known) players as tenor saxophonist Glenn Guidone, altoist Robert Landham, and trumpeter J.R. Henry. Joey's father, John DeFrancesco, makes a guest appearance on second organ on "Gut Bucket Blues." The music is quite enjoyable and easily recommended for fans of Jimmy Smith-style organ playing.
Part III Review
by Scott Yanow