Frank Vignola: Off Broadway
Drummer Joe Ascione contributes the majority of originals. These include the title tune, which is illuminated by the superb flute playing of Basie Alum Frank Wess. Vignola turns in a brilliant acoustic solo. Ascione demonstrates the ability of compose tunes of great beauty and complexity. Among the standards are a melancholy "Stars Fell On Alabama", a thoughtful "Stardust", and a rollicking "Cooking At the Continental" (Randy Sandke Tears it up). A super recital by all concerned.
Track Listing: Funny How; Stars Fell On Alabama I; Off Broadway; Limone's Blues; The Return; Stardust; Sing That; Cookin' At The Continental; Never, Never; Annie; In The Hills; Frankly Speaking; Stars Fell On Alabama; It's Alright With Me; What's Up. (Total Time: 57:25)
Personnel: Frank Vignola: Guitars; Randy Sandke: Trumpet; Frank Wess: Tenor Saxophone, Flute; Roland Hanna: Piano; John Goldsby: Bass; Joe Ascione: Drums.