Joey DeFrancesco On Piano Jazz The now-essential organist was only 20 years old when he joined Marian McPartland in 1991.

Joey DeFrancesco performs on this week's Piano Jazz. Jay Gilbert/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Joey DeFrancesco performs on this week's Piano Jazz.

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Joey DeFrancesco On Piano Jazz

Joey DeFrancesco On Piano Jazz

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Joey DeFrancesco was only 20 years old when he was Marian McPartland's guest on Piano Jazz. Hailed as the new hero of the organ, his stint with Miles Davis brought the classically trained keyboardist national attention. He has since gone on to release more than 30 albums and has earned multiple Grammy nominations. In this 1991 session, DeFrancesco switches to piano to play his own compositions and joins McPartland for "Cherokee."

Originally broadcast in the fall of 1991.

Set List

  • "Lights Camera Action" (DeFrancesco)
  • "O.E.I." (DeFrancesco)
  • "Teach Me Tonight" (Cahn, DePaul)
  • "Willow Creek" (McPartland)
  • "My Funny Valentine" (Rodgers, Hart)
  • "On Green Dolphin Street" (Bronislaw, Kaper)
  • "There Is No Greater Love" (Jones, Symes)
  • "Cherokee" (Noble)
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