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Collaborative Album On Vinyl LP!
Van Morrison Joins Forces with Jazz Organ Virtuoso Joey DeFrancesco on You're
Driving Me Crazy
Morrison's 39th Studio Collection Showcases Electrifying Musical Collaborations,
Fresh Interpretations of Blues/Jazz Standards and Deep Cuts from Van's Songbook
You're Driving Me Crazy is a musical collaboration of Van Morrison with Hammond
organ virtuoso and trumpet master Joey DeFrancesco.
A new milestone in Van Morrison's ever-expanding catalog of essential
recordings, You're Driving Me Crazy finds the iconic Irish
singer-songwriter-performer exploring a variety of jazz and blues standards and
classics ("Miss Otis Regrets," "The Things I Used to Do," "Every Day I Have the
Blues") alongside fresh interpretations of songs from Van's own catalog ("Have I
Told You Lately," "The Way Young Lovers Do," "Magic Time").
You're Driving Me Crazy finds Morrison collaborating in the studio with
DeFrancesco and his band--including Dan Wilson (guitar), Michael Ode (drums) and
Troy Roberts (tenor saxophone). DeFrancesco, who signed his first deal with
Columbia Records at the age of 16, has performed with Miles Davis, John
McLaughlin, Grover Washington, Jr. and many more while leading his own band, and
is responsible for bringing the classic Hammond organ sound back to the world of
jazz in the late 1980s.
The world of jazz has provided a vital ongoing influence on the music of Van
Morrison, whose acclaimed 1968 studio masterpiece, Astral Weeks, showcased jazz
musicians Connie Kay, Jay Berliner, and Richard Davis. Inspired by the
spontaneity, soul and sound of jazz, Morrison has performed on stage and/or in
the studio with a variety of jazz and blues musicians including John Lee Hooker,
Ray Charles, Mose Allison, Bobby Bland, Solomon Burke, Jeff Beck, Georgie Fame,
Robbie Robertson, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Maceo Parker,
Candy Dulfer and others.
Joey DeFrancesco is a prolific American jazz organist, trumpeter, and vocalist
and Grammy-nominee who signed his first record deal (with Columbia Records) at
the age of 16 and has gone on to release more than 30 albums. He has performed
on stage and in the studio with a wide variety of artists including Miles Davis,
Jimmy Smith, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Larry
Coryell, Frank Wess, John McLaughlin, Danny Gatton, Elvin Jones, and many more.
DeFrancesco is a nine-time winner of the Down Beat Critics Poll (organ) and has
won the Down Beat Readers Poll every year since 2005. He has won a number of
JazzTimes Awards and is an inaugural member of the Hammond Hall of Fame.
• Vinyl LP
1. Miss Otis Regrets
2. Hold It Right There
3. All Saints Day
4. The Way Young Lovers Do
5. The Things I Used To Do
6. Travellin' Light
7. Close Enough For Jazz
8. Goldfish Bowl
9. Evening Shadows
10. Magic Time
11. You're Driving Me Crazy
12. Every Day I Have the Blues
13. Have I Told You Lately
14. Sticks and Stones
15. Celtic Swing