Archive for March 31st, 2010

Fabio Mignola – Take Me Higher

A Swiss guitarist with Italian heritage that sounds promising. Fabio Mignola studied his instrument with professor Dante Brenna and with further virtuosos like Alberto Ponce, Alexander Rodrigues and Ralph Towner.

His solo albums mirror his diverse styles and influences. In 1999 he released Chitarra Ticinese, solo guitar arrangements of folk songs, followed by Flor de Luna (2000), a collection of auxiliary solo recordings. His first step into the contemporary jazz genre was the album Flyin’ Away (2003), which was compared with the music of Peter White and Acoustic Alchemy.

Neapolitan jazz is to hear on his album Luna Rossa (2005). His newest album Take Me Higher (2008) received high acclaims by many Internet critics of the smooth jazz realm. Fabio Mignola has written, engineered, and produced the album supported by special guest on flute Ezio Della Torre.

Take Me Higher is the title of the first track and program of this uplifting album. Brightening your mood is Fabio’s impetus and task. Appealing guitar riffs with injected horns reflect the sunshine of spring.

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