Arbors, 2001, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O’s Notes: When Johnny plays violin, he entertains – plucking, bowing and extracting all possible sounds from his instrument. His expression is spirited in work that has included commercial jingles as well as jazz bands. At 85 years old he’s still playing as strong as ever! DNA Exposed! chronicles his career and capabilities with a varied program. He’s supported by Bill Charlap (p), Frank Vignola (g), Bucky Pizzarelli (g), Nick Parrott (b) and Joe Ascione (d), all fine musicians. But this is Frigo’s CD and he makes his violin sing to the delight of the listener!