[Dixielandjazz] The Frank and Joe Show
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Thu Nov 4 09:30:03 PST 2004
This is a promotional piece sent by e-mail from Hyena records, the label for
the Frank and Joe Show. If you're anywhere near Denver next weekend, you
might want to try to make it to this!
THE FRANK & JOE SHOW
(featuring Frank Vignola & Joe Ascione)
Make Denver Debut As Part Of Summit Jazz Foundation's "Swinging Jazz
Concerts" Series on November 12th &13th
In the Donald R. Seawell Grand Ballroom at The Denver Center for the
"Once you hear The Frank & Joe Show, you'll have a grasp of the frolic
generated by the guitarist and percussionist's very nifty swing ensemble.
Hyper spins through 'Spiderman' and 'Flight of the Bumblebee' are all about
chops. 'Paper Moon' spilling into 'Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf' is all
about cheer." - Village Voice
America's hottest roots jazz band, The Frank & Joe Show, do it the old
fashioned way, hitting the road and bringing the music to the people.
Featuring Frank Vignola and Joe Ascione, the six-piece New York City unit
reinvent the vintage spirit like nobody else on the scene today, drawing
upon elements of Django Reinhardt, Les Paul, Bo Diddley, Mozart, The Doobie
Brothers, Cole Porter, Cream & Spiderman. It results in music of joyously
resounding energy and sheer swing delight.
Guitarist Frank Vignola is one of the greatest guitarists the world over. He
has the rare gift of combining dazzling virtuosity with genuine soul. Every
note finds its pocket and plays the listener's imagination. His partner,
percussionist Joe Ascione, leads a telepathic rhythm section that steers the
music with rolling grooves on djembe and assorted percussion, coloring each
song with splashes of cymbal, rattling shakers and hand claps. The Frank &
Joe Show also features Ken Smith on rhythm guitar, Gary Mazzaroppi on bass,
Chuck Ferruggia on percussion and Rich Zukor on percussion.
Popular song, Gypsy swing, Modern jazz, High & lonesome, Country funk and
Island grooves...The Frank & Joe Show make it all new again -- timeless
Having just released their debut album, 33 1/3, and completing the first leg
of a U.S. Tour, The Frank & Joe Show are back on tour to make their Denver,
CO concert debut with performances on Friday, November 12th and Saturday,
November 13th. This show is presented by The Summit Jazz Foundation as part
of their "Swinging Jazz Concerts" series.
DONALD R. SEAWELL GRAND BALLROOM
Atop the Helen Bonfils Theater at The Denver Center for The Performing Arts
14th Street between Champa and Araphoe Streets
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12th & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13th
Three Sets - 7:00 to 10:00 PM
The Frank & Joe Show's debut album, 33 1/3, is available now on HYENA.
Produced by Joel Dorn, and featuring Special Guests: Dr. John, Jane Monheit
& Janis Siegel of Manhattan Transfer
"This recording knocks you out from the first track." - Philadelphia
"Frank and Joe give nostalgia a good name once again!" - Newsday
"While there are traditional anchors here and there -- most obviously Django
and the gypsy guitar groove -- their repertoire and approach are sui
generis. It's a group full of paradoxes: retro yet contemporary, innovative
yet familiar, and tongue-in-cheek while musically quite serious. In
describing The Frank & Joe Show, it would be simpler just to say it's a
hoot." - All About Jazz
"Time out for fun. And nothing but." - Buffalo News
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