LIVE: Frank Vignola Quintet @ The Egg, 2/8/10

February 8th, 2010, 4:01 pm by Sara

Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo

Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo


Guitarmaster Frank Vignola and his quintet were not only an aural joy to witness at The Egg last Saturday night, they were a musical marvel to behold. Even though the band’s repertoire was from the 1920’s to the 1940’s, the songs sounded refreshingly up-to-date and contemporary.

Vignola, a veteran of the Les Paul band, is considered one of the world’s leading electro-acoustic interpreters of legendary guitar pioneer Django Reinhardt’s music. That night he proved it in spades with heartfelt interpretations of the Gypsy guitarist’s “Tears,” “Mystery Pacific,” and “Nuages” (Clouds) among other timeless titles.

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