About the album
When jazz aficionados think of Joey DeFrancesco--and they often do--they ponder his matchless talents as a modern-day avatar of the Hammond B3 organ and the Philadelphia history he shares with his principle instrument. Organ-based blues and jazz started in Philly and DeFrancesco is the first to tell you so. So for Joey DeFrancesco's upcoming album, Project Freedom--his debut for the Mack Avenue Records label--DeFrancesco adds several feathers to his cap including those of world traveling storyteller, quartet leader, freedom fighter, peace maker, spiritual healer and genre-busting composer and cover artist. "All of my albums mean a lot to me," he says. "Project Freedom though - this one means just a little bit more."