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Joe Ascione


A fantastic drummer that has mainly been heard within the golf swing/mainstream/bop field, Joe Ascione has gained some attention for his involvement in freewheeling periods released with the German Nagel-Heyer label. Motivated by Gene Krupa (whom he fulfilled in 1971) and Pal Rich, Ascione is a regular fixture at jazz celebrations and mainstream celebrations worldwide because the early 1980s. His debut established as a head, 1997’s My Pal, is really a tribute to Pal Rich.

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Died March 11, 2016, Selden, Brookhaven, New York, United States
Profession Musician
Music Songs S'wonderful, Blues No. 5, It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing, Things Ain't What They Used To Be, Cottontail, My Buddy, Limehouse Blues, Medley: Tangerine / It Must Be True / Please / A Blues Serenade / April Kisses, Nica's Dream, Straight No Chaser, Echoes of Spring, There Will Never Be Another You, Soft Winds, Hi Fly, I Can't Believe You're in Love With Me, Turkish Delights, Love for Sale, Here's That Rainy Day, I Want to Be Happy, J & B's Bag
Albums Eddie Higgins in Chicago (feat. Scott Hamilton), Movin' Up, My Buddy (feat. Randy Sandke, Dan Barrett, Brian Ogilvie, Billy Mitchell) [A Tribute to Buddy Rich], Post No Bills, Echoes of Spring

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