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Frank Vignola / Press

“After a dinner break the Frank Vignola Trio took the stage for an electrifying performance. This trio is a true band. Gary Mazzaroppi on bass and Vinny Raniolo on guitar are both fine soloists in their own right, and Frank gives them ample opportunity to shine. Gary played some incredible solos that had the audience cheering and calling for more. It was also great to see Vinny given several solos where his blistering speed and impeccable technique were displayed to a very appreciative audience. And of course Frank Vignola was astonishing both for his virtuosity and for his incredible breadth of expression.”

“he guitarist has just gotten better, more skilled and more original-sounding since then — something that clearly surfaces on his latest release. His reading of “Troubled Bolero,” although remaining true to Reinhardt, is reminiscent of how Dan Hicks might approach the fast-paced selection. His fellow guitarist, Vinny Raniolo, with his driving, thick-sounding rhythm guitar, really sets the tone for this piece by laying out a bed of sound for Vignola to simply play over. This is something the 20-something, also from Long Island, contributes throughout the recording.”

“When the recently late, great Les Paul named fellow guitarist Frank Vignola to his "Five Most Admired Guitarists" lists for the Wall Street Journal, he gave this statement: "It's not jazz as we know jazz here in America."”