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音乐人乔伊•德弗朗斯科庆祝自己40岁生日

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小编摘要:当乔伊•德弗朗斯科重新演绎了雷•查尔斯的名曲《I Got A Woman》时,听起来他比以往更好,他在四月份将庆祝自己40岁生日而在2个月后将录制专辑《40》。

音乐人乔伊•德弗朗斯科庆祝自己40岁生日

Joey DeFrancesco sounds better than ever as he swings through an update of the Ray Charles hit, "I Got A Woman." He turned 40 in April and recorded 40 two months later.

John was anything but a late-bloomer. Under the guidance of his father, Hammond B-3 organist "Papa" John DeFrancesco, Joey began playing piano at age four. Following in "Papa's" footsteps, he switched to organ, and by age10, he had become a hometown favorite in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The best was yet to come for young Joey, who was a finalist in the inaugural Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition. He toured and recorded with Miles Davis, and, at 18, landed a solo recording contract with Columbia Records.

DeFrancesco marks his return to the studio with several cover songs and a string of originals, including three tunes dedicated to his family.

Two compositions: "Ashley Blue" and "Donny's Song," pay tribute to his children, while "Gloria," featuring Joey on vocals, honors his wife. Rounding out his trio is guitarist Rick Zunigar and drummer Ramon Banda.

So, at age 40, life is good. What hasn't changed after all these years is DeFrancesco's love for performing. He says whenever he takes a solo "there is something that happens spiritually; something that happens that's beyond comprehension."
当乔伊•德弗朗斯科重新演绎了雷•查尔斯的名曲《I Got A Woman》时,听起来他比以往更好,他在四月份将庆祝自己40岁生日而在2个月后将录制专辑《40》。
约翰根本不是一个大器晚成的人。在其父亲击杆B-3风琴手之“父”约翰•德弗朗斯科的教导下,乔伊4岁开始学习弹奏钢琴。追随着“爸爸”的脚步,他转向了风琴,到10岁时,他已经在家乡宾夕法尼亚州费城家喻户晓,人见人爱。
对于年轻的乔伊来说,好戏还没上演,在首次特洛尼斯•蒙克国际钢琴大赛中他一举进入决赛。他巡游演出并与迈尔斯•戴维斯一同录制专辑,而在18岁时,他与哥伦比亚唱片公司签订单独唱片合约。
带着几个翻唱歌曲和一系列原创,包括三首献给他家人的曲子,德弗朗斯科标志着他重返工作室。
两首作曲《Ashley Blue》及赞颂他的孩子的《Donny's Song》,而《Gloria》则是乔伊用歌声称颂其妻子的真情流露。他与吉他手瑞克•曾加和鼓手雷蒙•班达的3人组合总是充满激情。
所以,在40岁,生活是美好的。尽管时光飞逝,但永不褪色的是德弗朗斯科对于表演的热爱。他表示每当他独奏一曲时“精神上总会感到发生了什么,而这很玄妙,非常难以理解。”

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2012-01-18 20:28 编辑:pliny
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