Jimmy Bruno with special guest Joey DeFrancesco – Like That {Concord}

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Jimmy Bruno with special guest Joey DeFrancesco – Like That {Concord}

Hard Bop, Guitar, Hammond B3

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AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson

Although Like That was recorded in New York, many of the people involved with the project were Philadelphians. The pleasing hard bop date unites Jimmy Bruno’s Philly-based trio of the 1990s (which includes bassist Craig Thomas and drummer Steve Holloway) with organist/trumpeter and Philly native Joey DeFrancesco, while the liner notes were written by guitar great Pat Martino (another Philadelphian).

Producer Allen Farnham, however, lived close to New York in northern New Jersey. Bruno’s guitar and DeFrancesco’s organ prove highly compatible on selections ranging from Sam Jones’ “Unit Seven” and Jerome Kern’s “The Way You Look Tonight” to Bruno originals such as the sentimental “Waltz for Nancy,” the angular “Raezer’s Edge,” and the mellifluous “Night Dreamer.”

Although DeFrancesco plays organ on most of the 11 songs, he switches to the trumpet and favors a Miles Davis-influenced mute on relaxed versions of “There Is No Greater Love” and “Stars Fell on Alabama.” Bruno’s Concord output has been quite consistent, and this fine CD is no exception.

Tracklist:
01. E. V. (4:42)
02. Raezer’s Edge (5:06)
03. Waltz for Nancy (5:44)
04. There is No Greater Love (6:15)
05. The Iguana’s Uncle (4:27)
06. Pat’s House (5:26)
07. Night Dreamer (6:18)
08. The Way You Look Tonight (6:27)
09. Like That (4:51)
10. Stars Fell on Alabama (3:29)
11. Unit Seven (8:15)

Personnel:
Jimmy Bruno – guitar
Joey DeFrancesco – organ, trumpet on #4 & #10
Steve Holloway – drums (except on #10)
Craig Thomas – acoustic & electric bass (except on #3, #7, #8, #10 & #11)

Produced by Allen Farnham
Executive Producer: John Burk
Recorded at Sound on Sound, New York, NY; August 30-31, 1995
Recording Engineer: Alan Varner
Assistant Recording Engineer: John R. Reigart, III
Remixed by Phil Edwards at PER, Hayward, CA
Mastered by George Horn
Production Manager: Michael Hoaglin, Jr.
Art Director: Kent Judkins
Color Photography by Rich Raezer
Black & White Photography by Janet Sommer

1996, Concord Jazz, Inc.
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