Organist Joey DeFrancesco's new release on Mack Avenue Records, Project Freedom, is his first in a quartet setting and features his stellar work on the Hammond B-3 plus contributions on trumpet and as a vocalist. Accompanying DeFrancesco on this genre-jumping album are drummer Jason Brown, guitarist Dan Wilson and saxophonist Troy Roberts collectively billed as The People. Inspired by his experiences playing for audiences around the globe, DeFrancesco explores themes of peace and spirituality on self-penned compositions "Karma," "The Unifier" and "Peace Bridge," in addition to covers including "Lift Every Voice and Sing" and "So Near, So Far." "All of my albums mean a lot to me," DeFrancesco says. "Project Freedom though – this one means just a little bit more."