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》。
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》。
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。