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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Joe Ascione (drums)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Great, versatile drummer, Joe Ascione was born Joseph Ascione on March 14th, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York. He started playing drums at a very young age, playing mostly in jazz bands, but also playing with rock artists. For example, he was the original drummer in The New York Rock And Soul Revue, assembled by Donald Fagen.

Joe Ascione appears in many albums, most of them associated with his mate Frank Vignola, and he also released a few albums to his name. But his career was hit when Joe was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000. He still kept on playing several years more, until he was unable to play. And the most sad thing is that Joe passed away on on March 11th, 2016. He was only 54. Rest in peace.


MARK EGAN GROUP


Joe Ascione was also part of Mark Egan Group, but don´t know the period:

MARK EGAN GROUP #?
?
Mark Egan
bass
Jeff Champer
Joe Ascione
drums

Other info on members of Mark Egan Group (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (1): Mark Egan
Not enough info (1): Jeff Champer


TRAVELIN´ LIGHT


Original conceived as a duo by Frank Vignola and Sam Pilafian, they also played gigs as a quartet:

TRAVELIN´ LIGHT #?
?
Frank Vignola
guitar
Sam Pilafian
tuba
Don Keiling
guitar, vocals
Joe Ascione
drums

Other info on members of Travelin´ Light (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (1): Frank Vignola
Not enough info (2): Don Keiling, Sam Pilafian


KENNY DAVERN GROUP


This was the Kenny Davern Group in 1997:

KENNY DAVERN GROUP #?
1997
Kenny Davern
clarinet
Howard Alden
guitar
Bob Haggart
bass
Johnny Varro
keyboards
Joe Ascione
drums

And this was the Kenny Davern-Joe Temperley Group:

KENNY DAVERN GROUP #?
?
Kenny Davern
clarinet
Joe Temperley
sax
Joe Cohn
guitar
Michael Moore
bass
John Bunch
keyboards
Joe Ascione
drums

Other info on members of Kenny Davern Group (I know up to 9 members)
To be covered (5): Howard Alden, John Bunch, Bob Haggart, Michael Moore, Joe Temperley
Not enough info (3): Joe Cohn, Kenny Davern, Johnny Varro


BILL WATROUS GROUP


This was the Bill Watrous Group in March 1998:

BILL WATROUS GROUP #
1998
Bill Watrous
trombone
Russell George
bass
Derek Smith
keyboards
Joe Ascione
drums

Other info on members of Bill Watrous Group (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (4): Ray Brown, Russell George, Ed Soph, Bill Watrous
Not enough info (1): Derek Smith


JOEY DEFRANCESCO GROUP


This was the Joe DeFrancesco Group around May 1999:

JOEY DEFRANCESCO GROUP #?
199905
Joey DeFrancesco
keyboards
Frank Vignola
guitar
Joe Ascione
drums

Other info on members of Joey DeFrancesco Group (I know up to 13 members)
To be covered (6): Joey DeFrancesco, Bobby Hutcherson, Vito Rezza, Frank Vignola, Ulf Wakenius, Myron Walden
Not enough info (6): Guido Basso, Ron Blake, Paul Bollenback, Byron Landham, Lorne Lofsky, Colleen McNabb


DAVID OSTWALD GROUP


This was the David Ostwald Group in August 2001:

DAVID OSTWALD GROUP #?
2001
David Ostwald
tuba
Mark Shane
keyboards
Randy Sandke
trumpet
Dan Levinson
clarinet
John Allred
trombone
Joe Ascione
drums

Other info on members of David Ostwald Group (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (1): Dan Levinson
Not enough info (4): John Allred, David Ostwald, Randy Sandke, Mark Shane


HOT CLUB USA


In the spring of 2003, Hot Club USA teamed with violin player Aaron Weinstein for an American tour:

HOT CLUB USA #?
2003
Frank Vignola
guitar
Don Keiling
guitar
Joel Forbes
bass
Aaron Weinstein
violin
Joe Ascione
drums

Other info on members of Hot Club USA (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (1): Frank Vignola
Not enough info (3): Joel Forbes, Don Keiling, Aaron Weinstein


JONATHAN RUSSELL GROUP


In October 2006, 11-years old violin prodigy Jonathan Russell played a gig backed by these seasoned musicians:

JONATHAN RUSSELL GROUP #?
2006
Jonathan Russell
violin
Vince Giordano
bass
Mark Shane
keyboards
Ed Polcer
trumpet
Matt Hoffman
vibes
Joe Ascione
drums


JOE ASCIONE GROUP


This was the Joe Ascione Group in 2007:

JOE ASCIONE GROUP #?
2007
Joe Ascione
drums
Andy Cleyndert
bass
John Cocuzzi
piano
Byron Stripling
trumpet
Scott Robinson
sax
John Allred
trombone

Other info on members of Joe Ascione Group (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (3): Andy Cleyndert, Scott Robinson, Byron Stripling
Not enough info (2): John Allred, John Cocuzzi


JONATHAN RUSSELL GROUP (again)


And in 2008, violin prodigy Jonathan Russell (now 13 years old) played with this band:

JONATHAN RUSSELL GROUP #?
2008
Jonathan Russell
violin
Eddie Erickson
banjo
Joel Forbes
bass
John Sheridan
keyboards
Ed Polcer
trumpet
Joe Ascione
drums

Other info on members of Jonathan Russell Group (I know up to 9 members)
Not enough info (8): Eddie Erickson, Joel Forbes, Vince Giordano, Matt Hoffman, Ed Polcer, Jonathan Russell, Mark Shane, John Sheridan


KEN PEPLOWSKI GROUP


This was the great Ken Peplowski Group in 2008:

KEN PEPLOWSKI GROUP #?
2008
Ken Peplowski
clarinet
Howard Alden
guitar
Nicki Parrott
bass
Cyrus Chestnut
keyboards
Joe Ascione
drums

Other info on members of Ken Peplowski Group (I know up to 9 members)
To be covered (4): Howard Alden, Dave Green, Nicki Parrott, Chuck Redd
Not enough info (4): Steve Brown, Cyrus Chestnut, John Pearce, Ken Peplowski


ALLAN VACHE GROUP


This was the Allan Vache Group in 2010:

ALLAN VACHE GROUP #?
2010
Allan Vache
clarinet
Paul Keller
guitar
Bob Leary
guitar
Johnny Varro
keyboards
Bill Allred
Warren Vache Jr
trumpet
Joe Ascione
drums

Other info on members of Allan Vache Group (I know up to 7 members)
Not enough info (6): Bill Allred, Paul Keller, Bob Leary, Warren Vache Jr, Allan Vache, Johnny Varro


FRANK VIGNOLA GROUP


In January 2011, we can find Frank Vignola and Joe Ascione playing together again:

FRANK VIGNOLA GROUP #?
2011
Frank Vignola
guitar
Joe Ascione
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

They often teamed under the monicker Frank And Joe Show, along with some musical guests.

Other info on members of Frank Vignola Group (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (1): Frank Vignola
Not enough info (2): Pete Coco, Vinny Raniolo


   15 BANDS (WITH 17 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
Joe Ascione Group  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Post no bills - The Joe Ascione Trio (1998)

  • My Buddy - a tribute to Buddy Rich - Joe Ascione Octet (November 1998)

    • Members: (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Guests: (RIP: Bob Haggart, Billy Mitchell, Brian Ogilvie)
  • Movin´ up! - The Joe Ascione Quartet (2008)

    • Members: (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    • Comments: Recorded in May 2007.
    Other info on members of Joe Ascione Group (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (3):Andy Cleyndert, Scott Robinson, Byron Stripling
    Not enough info (2):John Allred, John Cocuzzi
    Kenny Davern Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Live at the Floating Jazz Festival - Kenny Davern & Joe Temperley (January 2002) (LIVE)

    • Members: Joe Temperley + Michael Moore (RIP: Kenny Davern + Joe Ascione, John Bunch)
    • Comments: Recorded in October & November 2000.
    Other info on members of Kenny Davern Group (I know up to 9 members)
    To be covered (5):Howard Alden, John Bunch, Bob Haggart, Michael Moore, Joe Temperley
    Not enough info (3):Joe Cohn, Kenny Davern, Johnny Varro
    Joey DeFrancesco Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Joey DeFrancesco´s goodfellas - Joey DeFrancesco (September 1999)

    • Members: Frank Vignola (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: John Burk
    • Technical: Phil Edwards, George Horn
    Other info on members of Joey DeFrancesco Group (I know up to 13 members)
    To be covered (6):Joey DeFrancesco, Bobby Hutcherson, Vito Rezza, Frank Vignola, Ulf Wakenius, Myron Walden
    Not enough info (6):Guido Basso, Ron Blake, Paul Bollenback, Byron Landham, Lorne Lofsky, Colleen McNabb
    Mark Egan Group   
    Other info on members of Mark Egan Group (I know up to 3 members)
    To be covered (1):Mark Egan
    Not enough info (1):Jeff Champer
    Hot Club USA  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Django lives - Hot Club USA (1999)

  • Other info on members of Hot Club USA (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (1):Frank Vignola
    Not enough info (3):Joel Forbes, Don Keiling, Aaron Weinstein
    Tatevik Hovanesian Group   
    Other info on members of Tatevik Hovanesian Group (I know up to 2 members)
    Not enough info (1):Tatevik Hovanesian
    The New York Rock And Soul Revue   
    Other info on members of The New York Rock And Soul Revue (I know up to 24 members)
    To be covered (15):Tom Barney, Walter Becker, Harvey Brooks, Cornelius Bumpus, Donald Fagen, Philip Hamilton, Ula Hedwig, Mindy Jostyn, Michael McDonald, Catherine Russell, Boz Scaggs, Lincoln Schleifer, Phoebe Snow, Jeff Young, Drew Zingg
    Not enough info (8):Chris Anderson, Ron Botticavoli, Charles Brown, John Hagen, Chuck Jackson, Dennis McDermott, Dian Sorel, Jimmy Vivino
    David Ostwald Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Gully Low Jazz Band - David Ostwald ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: Dan Levinson (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Recorded live in August 2001.
    Other info on members of David Ostwald Group (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (1):Dan Levinson
    Not enough info (4):John Allred, David Ostwald, Randy Sandke, Mark Shane
    Ken Peplowski Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • In search of... - Ken Peplowski (2011)

    • Members: Chuck Redd (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Guests: Greg Cohen, Jeff Hamilton, Tom Kennedy
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    • Comments: Recorded in April 2007.
    Other info on members of Ken Peplowski Group (I know up to 9 members)
    To be covered (4):Howard Alden, Dave Green, Nicki Parrott, Chuck Redd
    Not enough info (4):Steve Brown, Cyrus Chestnut, John Pearce, Ken Peplowski
    Noel Redding Band   
    Other info on members of Noel Redding Band (I know up to 11 members)
    To be covered (5):Eric Bell, Pete Kircher, Gerry Lane, Henry McCullough, Noel Redding
    Not enough info (5):David Clarke, Andy Kealey, Frankie La Rocka, Les Sampson, Eric Schenkman
    Jonathan Russell Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Puttin´ on the Ritz - Jonathan Russell (2007)

    • Members: (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Guests: Nicki Parrott + Bucky Pizzarelli
    • Comments: Recorded in October & November 2007.
    Other info on members of Jonathan Russell Group (I know up to 9 members)
    Not enough info (8):Eddie Erickson, Joel Forbes, Vince Giordano, Matt Hoffman, Ed Polcer, Jonathan Russell, Mark Shane, John Sheridan
    Travelin´ Light  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Makin´ whoopee - Travelin´ Light (1993)

    • Members: Frank Vignola (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1992.
    Other info on members of Travelin´ Light (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (1):Frank Vignola
    Not enough info (2):Don Keiling, Sam Pilafian
    Allan Vache Group   
    Other info on members of Allan Vache Group (I know up to 7 members)
    Not enough info (6):Bill Allred, Paul Keller, Bob Leary, Warren Vache Jr, Allan Vache, Johnny Varro
    Frank Vignola Group  6 RECORDINGS:
  • Let it happen - The Frank Vignola Trio (1994)

    • Members: Frank Vignola (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Guests: David Grisman (RIP: Arnie Lawrence)
    • Producer: John Burk, Carl E Jefferson
    • Technical: Phil Edwards, George Horn
  • Without a doubt - Frank Vignola / Frank Wess / Mark Egan / Joe Ascione (2000)

    • Members: Mark Egan, Frank Vignola (RIP: Joe Ascione, Frank Wess)
  • 33 1/3 - The Frank & Joe Show (May 2004)

    • Members: Frank Vignola (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Guests: Steven Bernstein, Dr John, Janis Siegel
    • Producer: (RIP: Joel Dorn)
    • Technical: Gene Paul
  • 66 2/3 - The Frank & Joe Show (May 2005)

    • Members: Frank Vignola (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Guests: Mark Egan + Gene Paul, Janis Siegel, Dave Valentin
    • Producer: (RIP: Joel Dorn)
  • Submarine bus - The Frank & Joe Show (April 2006)

  • Vignola plays Gershwin - Frank Vignola (April 2007)

    • Members: Frank Vignola (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Guests: Tom Kennedy
    • Comments: Recorded in July 2006.
    Other info on members of Frank Vignola Group (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (1):Frank Vignola
    Not enough info (2):Pete Coco, Vinny Raniolo
    Bill Watrous Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Live at The Blue Note - Bill Watrous Quartet (2000)

    • Members: Bill Watrous + Russell George (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Recorded live in March 1998.
    Other info on members of Bill Watrous Group (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (4):Ray Brown, Russell George, Ed Soph, Bill Watrous
    Not enough info (1):Derek Smith

       11 ALBUMS FOR 7 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Howard Alden Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Play Benny Goodman vol 2 - Howard Alden ( - )

  • Other info on members of Howard Alden Group (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (1):Howard Alden
    Not enough info (3):Jon Barr, Rob Garci, Terrie Richards Alden
    John Cocuzzi Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Groove merchant - John Cocuzzi (2011)

    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    • Comments: Recorded in October 2010.
    Other info on members of John Cocuzzi Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):John Cocuzzi
    Eric Schenkman Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Don´t go to war - Eric Schenkman (2004)

    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Recorded in December 1997.
    Other info on members of Eric Schenkman Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Eric Schenkman
    John Sheridan Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Easy as it gets - John Sheridan´s Dream Band (August 2005)

    • Guests: Scott Robinson (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    • Comments: Recorded in January 2005.
  • Hooray for Christmas! - John Sheridan´s Dream Band (July 2010)

    • Guests: Scott Robinson (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    • Comments: Recorded in October 2009.
    Other info on members of John Sheridan Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):John Sheridan
    Summit Reunion  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Summit Reunion in Atlanta - Summit Reunion (2002)

    • Members: (RIP: Kenny Davern)
    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Recorded in April 2001.
    Other info on members of Summit Reunion (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (4):Milt Hinton, Dick Hyman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bobby Rosengarden
    Not enough info (2):Kenny Davern, Bob Wilber
    Johnny Varro Group  4 RECORDINGS:
  • All that jazz - The Johnny Varro Quartet with Jon-Erik Kellso (2001)

    • Guests: Nicki Parrott (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    • Comments: Recorded in August 2000.
  • Swingin´ on W 57th St - Johnny Varro (June 2001)

    • Guests: Michael Moore, Scott Robinson (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    • Comments: Recorded in August 2000.
  • Ring dem bells - Johnny Varro Swing 7 (2008)

    • Guests: Scott Robinson (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    • Comments: Recorded in November 2007.
  • Two legends of jazz - Johnny Varro (2009)

    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    • Comments: Recorded in November 2007.
    Other info on members of Johnny Varro Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Johnny Varro
    Aaron Weinstein Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • A Handful of stars - Aaron Weinstein (October 2005)

    • Guests: Nicki Parrott, Bucky Pizzarelli + Houston Person (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    • Comments: Recorded in January 2005.
    Other info on members of Aaron Weinstein Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Aaron Weinstein

       8 COLLECTIVE ALBUMS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    VVAA  7 RECORDINGS:
  • Santa´s bag - an all-star jazz Christmas - VVAA (1994)

    • Guests: Kenny Barron, George Caldwell, Ray Drummond, Cleveland Eaton, David Gibson, Benny Golson, Benny Green, Jeff Hamilton, Michele Hendricks, Charlton Johnson, Rodney Jones, Jennifer Leitham, Ted Nash, Marvin Stamm, Frank Vignola (RIP: Joe Ascione, Louie Bellson, Ray Brown, Dave Brubeck, Hank Crawford, Ron Davies, Allan Ganley, Al Grey, Jim Hall, Red Holloway, Jimmy McGriff, Gerry Mulligan, Hilton Ruiz, George Shearing, Bobby Short, Mel Torme, Joe Williams)
    • Producer: John Snyder
  • Django Reinhardt NY festival live at Birdland - VVAA (2001)

    • Guests: John Burr, Regina Carter, Bireli Lagrene, Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola (RIP: Joe Ascione, Babik Reinhardt)
    • Comments: Recorded from November to December 2000.
  • Jazz4beaches - happy sounds to enjoy a perfect sunset - VVAA (July 2002)

    • Guests: Howard Alden, Dave Green, Donald Harrison, Dennis Irwin, Mundell Lowe, Butch Miles, Michael Moore, Chuck Redd, Mark Taylor (RIP: Joe Ascione, Jake Hanna, Eddie Higgins, Dave McKenna, Danny Moss, Herb Pomeroy)
    • Comments: Sampler containing tracks by Howard Alden, Marty Elkins, Danny Moss, Mark Shane, Harry Allen, Allan Vache, Terrie Richards Alden, Warren Vache, Mundell Lowe, Donald Harrison, Bill Allred, Roy Williams, New York AllStars, Randy Sandke and others.
  • Stormy weather - the music of Harold Arlen - VVAA (February 2003)

    • Guests: Ray Anderson, Rick Baptist, Steven Bernstein, Greg Cohen, Jim Cox, Peter Erskine, Lawrence Feldman, Dave Gale, Grant Geissman, Richard Greene, Dan Higgins, Peter Kent, Ron Lawrence, J T Lewis, Van Dyke Parks, Mark Pender, Bucky Pizzarelli, Adam Rogers, John Rosenberg, Jane Scarpantoni, Leland Sklar, Chuck Wilson (RIP: Joe Ascione, Eddie Bert, Sam Furnace, Mike Melvoin, Earl Palmer)
    • Comments: Tribute to jazz composer Harold Arlen, with performances by Rufus Wainwright, Shannon McNally, Mark Anthony Thompson, Debbie Harry, Little Jimmy Scott, David Johansen, Hawksley Workman, Mary Margaret O´Hara, The Dorsey Brothers with The Boswell Sisters, Eric Mingus, Sandra Bernhard and Ranee Lee.
  • Midnight music - live from the Blue Note - VVAA (November 2003) (LIVE)

    • Guests: John Benitez, George Cables, Ed Cherry, Ronnie Cuber, Paquito D´Rivera, Santi Debriano, Orrin Evans, Chico Freeman, Russell George, Yoron Israel, Gene Jackson, Delfeayo Marsalis, Ron McClure, David Morgan, Mark Walker, Bill Watrous, Jeff Williams (RIP: Joe Ascione, Von Freeman, John Hicks)
    • Comments: Triple live album featuring tracks by David Morgan, Roland Guerin, Irvin Mayfield, Roberta Piket, Bill Watrous, Yoron Israel, Jon Regen, Von Freeman, Chico Freeman, David Morgan, etc.
  • Jazz baby session 1 - VVAA (September 2005)

    • Guests: Tony Braunagel, Glen Clark, Julie Delgado, Darrell Leonard, Barbara Morrison, Johnny Lee Schell, Janis Siegel, Joe Sublett, Frank Vignola (RIP: Joe Ascione, Rosemary Clooney)
    • Producer: (RIP: Joel Dorn)
    • Technical: Gene Paul, Michael Rosen
  • Fruit cocktail - VVAA ( - )

    • Guests: Mark Ambler, Iain Ballamy, Winston Blissett, Bud Burridge, Greg Cohen, Lyndon Connah, Martin Ditcham, Mark Fletcher, Steve Grossman, Aaron Heick, Ted Kooshian, Robin Millar, Andy Mitchell, Chris Rea, Claudio Roditi, Daniel Sadownick (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Compilation featuring tracks by Irene Farrera, Tom Robinson, Blazing Redheads, Lea DeLaria, Steven Grossman, Melinda Di Maio, Ian Shaw, Judy Barnett (with Joe Ascione), Holly Near, David Dowling, Kellye Gray, Michael Callen, Rhiannon, Steven Kowalczyk and Maija.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Blistering licks! Red hot riffs from the giants of jazz - VVAA (2006)

    • Guests: Randy Bernsen, Randy Brecker, Mike Brignola, Ed Calle, Jason Carder, Dennis Chambers, Joey DeFrancesco, Ken Faulk, Peter Graves, Jimmy Haslip, Tootie Heath, Gary Keller, Mike Levine, Junior Mance, Ben Riley, Sonny Rollins, Billy Ross, John Simmons, Alvin Stoller, Bobby Thomas Jr, Frank Vignola (RIP: Joe Ascione, Bob Berg, Ray Bryant, Paul Chambers, John Coltrane, Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Miles Davis, Roy Eldridge, Bill Evans, Tommy Flanagan, Red Garland, Johnny Griffin, Hampton Hawes, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, Wes Montgomery, Jaco Pastorius, Oscar Peterson, Max Roach, Art Tatum, Art Taylor, Clark Terry)
    • Producer: John Burk, Carl E Jefferson (RIP: Norman Granz, Orrin Keepnews, Bob Weinstock)
    • Technical: Ed Greene, Val Valentin, Rudy Van Gelder
    • Comments: Compilation featuring tracks by Sonny Rollins, Oscar Peterson & Clark Terry, Wes Montgomery, Johnny Griffin & Eddie ´Lockjaw´ Davis, Miles Davis, Hampton Hawes, Bob Berg, Jaco Pastorius, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Art Tatum & Roy Eldrige and Frank Vignola (with Joe Ascione).

       33 SESSIONS (FOR 20 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Harry Allen Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • If ever you were mine - Harry Allen ( - )

    • Guests: Jay Berliner, Ron Carter, Grady Tate (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    Other info on members of Harry Allen Group (I know up to 5 members)
    Already covered (1):Jake Hanna
    To be covered (3):John Bunch, Greg Cohen, Joe Temperley
    Not enough info (1):Harry Allen
    The Bix Centennial All Stars  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Celebrating Bix! - The Bix Centennial All Stars (2003)

    • Guests: Howard Alden, Greg Cohen, Dick Hyman, Dan Levinson, Scott Robinson (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Comments: Recorded from April to July 2002.
    Ruby Braff Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Variety is the spice of Braff - Ruby Braff (September 2002)

    • Members: (RIP: Ruby Braff)
    • Guests: Howard Alden, Bill Charlap, Bucky Pizzarelli, Scott Robinson, Chuck Wilson (RIP: Joe Ascione, Kenny Davern, Tommy Newsom, Joe Wilder)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    • Comments: Recorded in July 2000.
    Other info on members of Ruby Braff Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Ruby Braff
    John Colianni Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • John Colianni swings - John Colianni (January 2000)

    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Recorded in January & February 1999.
    Other info on members of John Colianni Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):John Colianni
    Mary Foster Conklin Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • You´d be paradise - Mary Foster Conklin (2001)

    • Guests: Bill Mays, Frank Vignola (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Recorded in January 2001.
    Other info on members of Mary Foster Conklin Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Mary Foster Conklin
    Meredith D´Ambrosio Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Love is for the birds - Meredith D´Ambrosio (October 2001)

    • Guests: Jay Leonhart (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Recorded in January 2001.
    Other info on members of Meredith D´Ambrosio Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Meredith D´Ambrosio
    Johnny Frigo Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Johnny Frigo´s DNA exposed! - Johnny Frigo (February 2002)

    • Members: (RIP: Johnny Frigo)
    • Guests: Bill Charlap, Nicki Parrott, Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    • Comments: Recorded in April 2001.
    Other info on members of Johnny Frigo Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Johnny Frigo
    Kat Gang Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Dream your troubles again - Kat Gang (2014)

    • Guests: Jay Leonhart, Bucky Pizzarelli (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    Other info on members of Kat Gang Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Kat Gang
    Bobby Gordon Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Clarinet blue - Bobby Gordon & Dave McKenna (May 2000)

    • Members: (RIP: Dave McKenna)
    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Comments: Recorded in May 1999.
    Other info on members of Bobby Gordon Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Bobby Gordon
    Bob Haggart Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Music of Bob Haggart - Bob Haggart (November 2002)

    • Members: (RIP: Bob Haggart)
    • Guests: Howard Alden, Greg Cohen, Byron Stripling (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    • Comments: Tribute album to the late bassist Bob Haggart, under the direction of Randy Sandke, with tracks recorded from 1995 to 2002.
    Other info on members of Bob Haggart Group (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Bob Haggart
    Skitch Henderson Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Swinging with strings - Skitch Henderson (October 2001)

    • Guests: Nicki Parrott, Bucky Pizzarelli (RIP: Peter Appleyard, Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    • Comments: Recorded in January 2001.
    Other info on members of Skitch Henderson Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Skitch Henderson
    Nicole Henry Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Teach me tonight - Nicole Henry (October 2005)

    • Guests: Jay Leonhart (RIP: Joe Ascione, Eddie Higgins)
    • Comments: CD edition contains 3 more tracks than vinyl edition.
    Other info on members of Nicole Henry Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Nicole Henry
    Eddie Higgins Group  11 RECORDINGS:
  • Bewitched - Eddie Higgins Trio (December 2001)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Higgins)
    • Guests: Jay Leonhart (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Recorded in January 2001.
  • Dear old Stockholm vol 2 - Eddie Higgins Trio (2003)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Higgins)
    • Guests: Jay Leonhart (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Technical: Jim Anderson
    • Comments: Recorded in September 2002.
  • Moonlight becomes you - Eddie Higgins with strings (June 2004)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Higgins)
    • Guests: Jay Leonhart (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Technical: James Farber
    • Comments: Recorded in August 2003.
  • My funny valentine vol 1 - Eddie Higgins Quartet (2005)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Higgins)
    • Guests: Scott Hamilton, Jay Leonhart (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Recorded in September 2004.
  • If dreams come true - Eddie Higgins Trio (April 2005)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Higgins)
    • Guests: Jay Leonhart (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Recorded in July 2004.
  • Christmas songs - Eddie Higgins Trio (September 2005)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Higgins)
    • Guests: Jay Leonhart (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Recorded in July 2004.
  • Amor - Eddie Higgins Trio (August 2006)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Higgins)
    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Recorded in November 2005.
  • A Handful of stars - Eddie Higgins Quintet (2009)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Higgins)
    • Guests: Scott Hamilton, Jay Leonhart (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Recorded in April 2008. CD edition contains 5 more tracks than the vinyl edition.
  • Portraits of love - Eddie Higgins (2010)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Higgins)
    • Guests: Jay Leonhart (RIP: Joe Ascione)
  • Ballad Higgins - Eddie Higgins Trio (October 2015)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Higgins)
    • Guests: Ray Drummond, Jay Leonhart, Ben Riley (RIP: Joe Ascione)
  • My romance - Eddie Higgins Trio ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Higgins)
    • Guests: Michael Moore (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Tenderly - the best of Eddie Higgins - Eddie Higgins (December 2003)

    • Members: (RIP: Eddie Higgins)
    • Guests: Ray Drummond, Bill Goodwin, Scott Hamilton, Jay Leonhart, Ben Riley (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: It includes recordings from June 1997 to September 2002.
    Other info on members of Eddie Higgins Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Eddie Higgins
    Shoeless John Jackson Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • A Tribute to Benny Goodman - Shoeless John Jackson Quartet ( - )

    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: George H Buck Jr)
    • Comments: Recorded in April 1997.
    The Nagel Heyer Allstars  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Uptown lowdown - a jazz salute to the Big Apple - The Nagel Heyer Allstars (2000)

    • Guests: Howard Alden, Scott Robinson, Joe Temperley (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Technical: (RIP: David Baker)
    • Comments: Recorded live in June 1999.
    Other info on members of The Nagel Heyer Allstars (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Randy Sandke
    Lino Patruno Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Stringing the blues - a tribute to Eddie Lang - Lino Patruno - Bucky Pizzarelli - Frank Vignola - H Alden - A Viola - M Grosz (2003)

    • Guests: Howard Alden, Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola (RIP: Joe Ascione, Al Viola)
    • Comments: Recorded live in July 2002.
    Other info on members of Lino Patruno Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Lino Patruno
    Sandy Sasso Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • All my men - Sandy Sasso (September 2005)

    • Guests: Onaje Allan Gumbs, Grady Tate (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Recorded in May 2005.
    Other info on members of Sandy Sasso Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Sandy Sasso
    Cynthia Sayer Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • String swing - Cynthia Sayer (2000)

  • Attractions - Cynthia Sayer (2007)

    • Guests: Greg Cohen, Bucky Pizzarelli, Scott Robinson (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Comments: Recorded in November and December 2006.
    Other info on members of Cynthia Sayer Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Cynthia Sayer
    Daryl Sherman Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Born to swing - Daryl Sherman (2002)

    • Guests: Jay Leonhart (RIP: Joe Ascione, Kenny Davern)
    • Producer: (RIP: George H Buck Jr)
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    • Comments: Recorded in April 2001.
    Other info on members of Daryl Sherman Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Daryl Sherman
    Derek Smith Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • High energy - Derek Smith (February 2002)

    • Guests: Nicki Parrott (RIP: Joe Ascione)
    • Producer: (RIP: Mat Domber)
    • Technical: Jim Czak
    • Comments: Recorded in October 2000.
  • Beautiful love - Derek Smith Trio ( - )

  • Other info on members of Derek Smith Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Derek Smith

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    Mat Domber (17)
    Rachel Domber (17)
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    Ken Peplowski (12)
    Tetsuo Hara (11)
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