Plays Sinatra His Way

Plays Sinatra His Way

by Joey DeFrancesco
     
 

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Frank Sinatra's repertoire (like that of Ella Fitzgerald) was so vast that when musicians or singers wish to pay tribute, they can choose almost any American popular song of 1930-1955 and it would fit. Organist Joey DeFrancesco plays nine well-known standards on this date, some of which are more closely associated with Sinatra thanSee more details below

Overview

Frank Sinatra's repertoire (like that of Ella Fitzgerald) was so vast that when musicians or singers wish to pay tribute, they can choose almost any American popular song of 1930-1955 and it would fit. Organist Joey DeFrancesco plays nine well-known standards on this date, some of which are more closely associated with Sinatra than others. Actually, the Sinatra connection is basically irrelevant, for DeFrancesco swings in his usual fashion. Teamed with tenor saxophonist Houston Person (who is up for the challenge), guitarist Melvin Sparks, and drummer Byron Landham, DeFrancesco rips through a very uptempo version of "Pennies from Heaven," adds soul to "Teach Me Tonight," cooks on "What Now My Love," is relatively relaxed on "Don't Worry 'Bout Me," and duets with Person on a sensitive version of "Angel Eyes." As usual on a Joey DeFrancesco date, everything works.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2004
Label:
Highnote
UPC:
0632375710521
catalogNumber:
757105
Rank:
81932

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joey DeFrancesco   Primary Artist,Organ,Hammond Organ
Houston Person   Tenor Saxophone
Melvin Sparks   Guitar
Byron Landham   Drums

Technical Credits

Cy Coleman   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Bob Haggart   Composer
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Joey DeFrancesco   Producer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Joe Fields   Executive Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer,Mastering
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Bill Milkowski   Liner Notes
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Earl Brent   Composer

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