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Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo: Swing Zing!

Where precisely does swing give way to zing on this collection of mostly guitar duets? Look no further than those performances that demand virtuosic technique from veteran guitarist Frank Vignola and his well-matched compatriots. Vignola and fellow guitarist Vinny Raniolo, his longtime duo mate in a stage show that matches fretboard fireworks with cabaret charm, are equal to task, and the several guest artists add both zest and soulfulness to a procession of familiar and not-so-familiar tunes. Nowhere is that more evident than when Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli adds to the propulsive thrust that makes “Joseph Joseph” such a rousing showstopper.

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