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Project Freedom

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Project Freedom

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Grammy LogoGrammy Nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album!

# Play Song Title Duration Composer
1

Imagine (Prelude)

0:41 John Lennon
10

A Change Is Gonna Come

6:24 Sam Cooke
11

Stand Up

7:42 Joey DeFrancesco
2

Project Freedom

7:00 Joey DeFrancesco
3

The Unifier

5:58 Joey DeFrancesco
4

Better Than Yesterday

7:36 Joey DeFrancesco
5

Lift Every Voice and Sing

5:02 James Weldon Johnson | John Rosamond Johnson
6

One

6:11 Joey DeFrancesco
7

So Near, So Far

5:38 Tony Crombie, Benny Green
8

Peace Bridge

5:13 Joey DeFrancesco
9

Karma

6:56 Joey DeFrancesco

If you remember or have learned about the fervent Civil Rights era, you can’t miss the role of the Hammond B3 organ in the soundtrack of that turbulent, pivotal time. 

Isn’t it a great idea for Joey DeFrancesco, a leading contemporary organist to take a respectful and heartfelt walk back to visit the feel of small ensemble soul jazz from that historic chapter? It surely is. 

Though it’s a classic organ trio, this album isn’t a literal reprise of the era. Joey stops by for an invocation from John Lennon’s “Imagine,” visits Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” and with “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” reminds us that the Hammond B3 is a church organ that went on the road. 

Luminous spirit, a unifying concept, virtuoso playing by all—Project Freedom is an album that accomplishes its purpose with joy.

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jazz organ