Joey DeFrancesco: Sister Sadie


Sister Sadie



Reboppin' (Columbia CK 48624)

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Joey DeFrancesco (organ), Paul Bollenback (guitar), Byron Landham (drums).

Composed by Horace Silver


Recorded: 1992


Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

Using Jimmy Smith's classic Hammond B-3 organ trio lineup, Joey DeFrancesco demolishes the myth that Horace Silver tunes work best for horn players. "Sister Sadie" never sounded better, not even Silver's 1959 original. Around 4 minutes in, however, following a rocking solo that interpolates "Rock Around the Clock," DeFrancesco seemingly wraps it up too soon with an out chorus and a sustained chord. But then the guys unexpectedly recommence reboppin' like crazy for another 1 minutes. The highest compliment we can pay is that this ranks with the most exciting trio recordings of the big kahuna himself, Jimmy Smith. Sister Sadistic!

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz

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