Joey DeFrancesco wields full arsenal on More Music

Joey DeFrancesco has released a lot of music over the last three decades. This year, he’ll release his 39th studio album as a leader — which is simply titled More Music.

The prolific multi-instrumentalist and composer — who celebrated his 50th birthday this year — returns to Mack Avenue for his third album with the record label.

More Music is a hard-bop and soul-jazz recording on which DeFrancesco brings out his full arsenal by playing organ, piano, keyboards, trumpet and, for the first time on record, the tenor saxophone, as well as singing on at least one of the tracks. He also composed and arranged 10 original tunes for the album.

DeFrancesco is joined by a new trio with fellow Philadelphia organist and guitarist Lucas Brown and drummer Michael Ode.

Here’s the full track listing for More Music:

  1. Free
  2. Lady G
  3. Just Beyond the Horizon
  4. In Times of Reflection
  5. Angel Calling
  6. Where to Go
  7. Roll With It
  8. And If You Please
  9. More Music
  10. This Time Around
  11. Soul Dancing

More Music will be released Sept. 24 via Mack Avenue.

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