Posts Tagged ‘ Take Me Higher ’

Aysha – Take Me Higher

Take Me HigherThe soulful songstress returns with her 3rd project and Innervision Records DEBUT with a very personal collection of smooth and groove laden originals and covers influenced by life and love.

Nominated in 2009 and 2010 for Jazz Artist of the Year and winner of Jazz Album of the Year for the 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards with her EP Stay With Me, Aysha has a solid history as a performer. For the past eight years she has been building a strong solo career. In 2006, Aysha independently released her debut CD Love Is A Rock and after much anticipation,released her sophomore CD Stay With Me. Now Aysha is ready to release her third CD at CDBaby.

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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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Fabio Mignola – Take Me Higher

Born in Locarno, Switzerland, an eclectic cultural environment with a strong Italian heritage, Fabio Mignola was fascinated by the intricate harmonies and rhythms of the various forms of folk and classical music that surrounded him. The simplistic beauty of the acoustic guitar quickly became the voice of this passionate musician.

After studying for several years with professor Dante Brenna, he graduated from Conservatory Donizetti in Bergamo in 1991. Mignola immersed himself in guitar studies and master classes with virtuosos like Alberto Ponce, Alexandre Rodrigues and Ralph Towner. Later on he was inspired by the spontaneity of jazz and the visual complexities of impressionism.This pursuit of music without boundaries led to solo recordings and many productive partnerships.

As a highly respected freelance musician, Mignola has also worked extensively on radio, television, soundtracks. With Take Me Higher Fabio offers mediterranean guitar  smooth jazz with Brazilian, Caribbean and funky influences. The album is available at CDBaby.

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