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Frank Vignola: Vignola Plays Gershwin

Frank Vignola brings his considerable chops to bear on a set of Gershwin classics, accompanied by spirited brushmeister Joe Ascione (his drumming partner in the Frank & Joe Show), bassist Tom Kennedy and rhythm guitarist Corey Christiansen. A fluid player with great rhythmic drive, Vignola’s cleanly picked lines, swinging forward momentum, audacious filigrees and fretboard pyrotechnics are clearly coming out of the Django Reinhardt school. He shows remarkable command and a fertile imagination on bouncy, effervescent fare like “I Got Rhythm,” “S’Wonderful,” “Strike Up the Band” and “Fascinating Rhythm,” along with particularly Django-esque renditions of “Lady Be Good” and “Summertime.”

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