JazzTimes - pp.104-106
"[T]his CD is a loving homage to the man who revolutionized the organ 50 years ago."
Personnel: Joey DeFrancesco (piano, keyboards); Joey DeFrancesco (Hammond b-3 organ); Jimmy Smith (vocals, Hammond b-3 organ); Paul Bollenback (guitar, sitar, electric sitar); Edmund O'Reilly (zither); Raul Ya¤ez (piano); Tony Banda (acoustic bass, double bass); Mel Brown (electric bass, bass guitar); Jose "Joey" de Leon (congas); Tom Cerino (gong); James Moody (tenor saxophone); Byron Landham (drums, gong); Steve Ferrone (drums); Ramon Banda (timbales, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Clark Rigsby.
Liner Note Author: Pete Fallico.
Recording information: Tempest Recording, Tempe, AZ (08/22/2004-08/24/2004).
Editor: Clark Rigsby.
Photographers: Mike Woodall; Laurene Defrancesco.
Extending the good vibes created out of their first pairing on the live recording Incredible!, organists Joey Defrancesco and Jimmy Smith get down to business on Legacy. The two stellar and funky musicians have a great musical rapport and seem to really enjoy playing together. Fans of Incredible! will most likely find much to enjoy here. The album has a heavy Latin sound with percussionists Ramon Banda and Jose "Joey" de Leon supplying additional timbales and conga rhythms respectively. Also joining in this time around is special guest tenor saxophonist James Moody, who adds his fiery bop chops to "Jones'n for Elvin." Backing Defrancesco and Smith here are bassist Tony Banda, guitarist Paul Bollenback, and drummer Steve Ferrone. ~ Matt Collar