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Defrancesco, Joey / In The Key Of The Universe
Album:In The Key Of The Universe Collection:Jazz
Artist:Defrancesco, Joey Added:01/2019
Label:Mack Avenue 

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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-01-31 
Reviewed: 2018-01-30
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: On his adventurous new album, master organist Francesco turns his musical attentions to his spiritual side, tapping into a strain of metaphysical jazz that’s fueled sonic searchers for more than half a century. Joey D calls upon disciples and missionaries of jazz to join him in paving the way to enlightenment, while rocking on a bop framework
If You Like: brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith, Pharoah Sanders, Charles Lloyd
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Inner Being (5:18) - shaking percussion starts> slow jam builds to uptempo> sax solo> organ solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
*2/ Vibrations In Blue (6:42) – sitar-like sound starts> midtempo jam> sax solo> swinging organ solo> uptempo jam> slow fade & sitar sound
3/ Awake And Blissed (3:01) – organ starts> uptempo jam> pause uptempo jam> sax solo> organ solo> fast jam> crescendo end
*4/ It Swung Wide Open (3:54) – full band starts> fast tempo jam> organ solo> sizzling sax solo> fast jam> drum solo> fast jam> crescendo & quick stop
5/ In The key Of The Universe (5:05) – gong starts> midtempo jam> sax solo> organ solo> midtempo jam> crescendo, drum roll, & gong end
**6/ The Creator Has A Master Plan (11:00) – sax starts slow jam builds in volume> pause> bass starts> melody shift> slow jam with sax up front> singing joins> sax solo> slow jam> scat singing> slow jam> slow fade
*7/ And So it Is (7:52) – organ starts> slow jam> sax solo swings into midtempo jam> slow fade
8/ Soul Perspective (5:30) - organ starts> midtempo jam> sax solo swings uptempo> uptempo jam> organ solo> uptempo jam> slow fade
9/ A Path Through The Noise (4:47) – sax starts> mellow slow jam> sax solo> organ solo> slow jam> slow fade
*10/ Easier To Be (5:15) - bells/organ start> midtempo jam> sax solo> organ solo> midtempo jam> slow fade

Track Listing
1.Inner Being 6.The Creator Has A Master Plan
2.Vibrations In Blue 7.And So It Is
3.Awake And Blissed 8.Soul Perspective
4.It Swung Wide Open 9.A Path Through The Noise
5.In The Key Of The Universe 10.Easier To Be