WashAshore, features cool, contemporary performances of jazz and American Songbook standards, offering inspired playing by some of Cape Cod’s best-known jazz musicians. But that’s not what sets it apart from so many other standard albums. Inventive and skilled arrangements, carefully considering the listener’s point of view, and lively interplay among the musicians add dimensions that have garnered significant audience support and praise when performed live.
Joe Mongelli: flugelhorn, trumpet and all arrangements except tracks 3 & 8 (arranged by Fred Boyle and Joe Mongelli); track 7.; Fred Boyle: piano; Ron Ormsby: bass; Steve Langone: drums (except tracks 3, 4, 8); Bart Weisman: drums (tracks 4 & 8); Alan Clinger: guitar (track 6); Bruce Abbott: flute (track 4).
Joe’s unique arrangements, his range of style and high quality ensemble performances make WashAshore a consistently satisfying listen throughout. Beautiful Love, I Got It Bad, When I Fall in Love, Alfie, and Where or When/I Thought About You are standouts among the ten tunes on this recording.
His in-demand style has afforded him performances at top venues in the Boston area and on Cape Cod.