With roots in the Philadelphia music scene, DeFrancesco became synonymous for some groovin',
greasy music with the Hammond B3 at its core. Although the gentics started with Papa John's father -
a wonderful big band saxophone player in his own right-his son Papa John decided on the Hammond
organ. he listened and learned the music of all the famous organ cats from the Philly area. His sons,
John and Joey, by osmosis, grew up listening to the old man's records. When their young minds and
souls were a clean piece of paper, the sounds of Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff were etched in.
As the sons grew older, Joey continued learning everything there was to know about jazz and the
Hammond B3-the players, the repertoire, etc. John being a guitar player continued learning more about
the blues, and was heavily influenced by several rock players such as Jimi Hendrix. Both John and Joey
have been true to their musical interests, yet occasionally you would find the two of together on a
track here and there on a track on a Papa John album, but those teasers were all you got.
Joey DeFrancesco - Organ & Vocals
Johnny DeFrancesco - Guitar & Vocals
Glenn Ferracone - Drums
All music was composed by Joey DeFrancesco/Joey Defrancesco Music/BMI, John DeFrancesco
and Glenn Ferracone/Richard Burton Music/ASCAP
The DeFrancesco Brothers CD has been a big hit on the Jazz Radio Airplay Charts in North America
during 2011. It peaked at #5 and remained in the Top 50 from January to April. All eight cuts on the
CD are getting airplay.
Produced by Johnny DeFrancesco, Joey DeFrancesco, Glenn Ferracone and Richard Burton
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Glenn Ferracone at the Music Centre, Exton, PA
Vectordisc 016 (2010)