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Take Me Higher
Bonmusic (2008)

take me higher


"Take Me Higher" reached # 1
in August 2009 on WCJZ
and in November 2009
on Whitester Radio Smooth Jazz.

Also reached # 6
on Rocco's Musica!
in October 2008
and # 2 on Real Talk Radio in 2013

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"Groovy Nights" reached # 2
and "O seu sorriso" # 3
on WCJZ in August/September 2008


1. Take Me Higher (Mignola F.) 4:25

2. O seu sorriso (Mignola F.) 4:27

3. Sparklin' (Mignola F.) 4:53

4. The Light in Your Eyes (Mignola F.) 4:47

5. Flamingos Flyin' (Mignola F.) 5:13

6. Night Flight to L.A. (Mignola F.) 4:59

7. The Light Touch (Mignola F.) 4:44

8. Groovy Nights (Mignola F.) 4:45

9. Scirocco (Mignola F.) 5:13

10. Candlelight Serenade (Mignola F.) 4:44

11. Midsummer's Night Breeze (Mignola F.) 4:33


Nominated "Artist of the Month"on
Smooth Groove Phoenix
for  December 2008 and on
Smooth Jazz Beach Radio
for February 2009

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"Featured Artist"on
JazzNet247 for January 2009

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"Sparklin'" reached # 1
on Whitester Radio Smooth Jazz
  in July 2008



"Listening with a critical ear, this is a GREAT SMOOTH JAZZ CD from start to finish."
David White - Whitester Radio - Smooth Jazz - USA

"Pleasantly refreshing it's the most appropiate definition to Fabio Mignola's new album "Take Me Higher".
 This talented guitarist out of Switzerland proves he's ready for major league with this new work…
 Overall this album is a consistent parade of talent and professionalism and Fabio Mignola is undoubtly one of the new promises Europe
 will offer to the smooth jazz world. Take the time to check out this cd, it will not only "take you higher", it will make you feel pleasantly refreshed."
 Charlie Trece - Radio Trece - USA - full version here

"With a bright Mediterranean flair and Brazilian moves intermingled with some truly fine smooth highlights, guitarist/composer Fabio Mignola
 oftentimes reminds one of the illustrious Marc Antoine, but with a vision all his own.
 He has been the recipient of Smooth Jazz Artist of the Month awards by a few radio stations. If this latest project, Take Me Higher, is any indicator,
 you can clearly, see that those awards were truly deserved.
 On this album, there may be nothing groundbreaking in terms of novelty, but it certainly has an abundance of taste and quality.
 The guitar melodies sing sweetly throughout, and the rhythms are undeniably contagious and full of body…
 This is truly a venture well undertaken and quite deserving. Smooth jazz with that refreshingly serious approach to excellence and clear definition."
 Ronald Jackson - full version at The Smooth Jazz Ride

"It is something of a showcase for Mignola’s wide raging musical talents who, as well as delivering eleven self penned tracks,
 also engineers and produces throughout.
 The beauty of ‘Take Me Higher’ is in its consummate accessibility and this is well demonstrated with the opening (title) cut.
 This zesty, sunshine filled tune benefits from a delicious injection of horns while equally pleasing is the gently melodic ‘Flamingos Flyin’.
 It proves to be a textbook example of great smooth jazz and this is also the case with the Peter White like ‘Groovy Nights’ that has a ‘radio ready’ feel
 good vibe to die for…
 Despite the sometime flavour of west coast smooth jazz Mignola still finds the time and space to tap into his European roots…
 Leaving aside all the complications that being a European based contemporary jazz artist brings, Fabio Mignola has a style and a skill
 that should be of equal appeal on both sides of the Atlantic."
 Denis Poole -
full version at Smooth Jazz Therapy - UK

"Lo primero que tenemos que destacar de este joven guitarrista es que a pesar de su juventud es ya un excelente músico…
  Take Me Higher presenta un total de 11 composiciones que sorprenden por su frescura y armonía y que no van a dejar indiferente al oyente,
 que llegará incluso a creer que está escuchando al mismísimo Marc Antoine.
 Después de escuchar en su totalidad “Take Me Higher” podemos afirmar con rotundidad que Fabio Mignola tiene
 un excelente futuro musical esperándole.
 full version at No Solo Smooth Jazz - Spain

"A Swiss guitarist with Italian heritage that sounds promising…
 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…
 Fabio Mignola presents with Take Me Higher the Italian amalgam of romantic sensibility."
 Hans-Bernd Hülsmann -
full version at Smooth & Soul - Germany

"Now his new smooth jazz album is here, and it is one that can count. You can immerse yourself in eleven original compositions,
 which bring you in a Mediterranean climate, with influences from Brazil, the Caribbean and from funk.
 The music sounds fresh and aroused and lets the brio of Fabio well ring through...
 Nicely and professionally sounding music, which will put you dreaming this way, too!"
 Patrick Van de Wiele

"Fabio Mignola is a truly versatile guitarist. His instrument conveys the smallest nuances of the artist’s emotions.
 Fabio Mignola delights by his virtuoso style of guitar playing. One can compare his “Take Me Higher” album with the works
 of the famous Acoustic Alchemy. But this album is individual in the right way and the artist’s performing is very expressive.
 One might want to mention the rich and refined sound of “Take Me Higher”. It is perfect from the first note to the last seconds.
 It undoubtedly will bring the listeners about an hour of pure enjoyment and relaxation.
 What one can say else? “Take Me Higher” is a bright work of a talented guitarist. We must remember his name and wait
 for the new releases of Fabio Mignola who is actually a rising star on the contemporary instrumental and smooth jazz music scene."
 Serge Kozlovsky -

"Fabio, congratulations on a sunning Smooth Jazz album, "Take Me Higher".
 Love the musical trip you take us from Brazill to Italy and then add a touch of Carribean and a pinch of Funk.
 Mix gently and you have a travelogue of Jazz covering places and styles.
 A cd to enjoy that is uplifting filled with great compositions and your very own virtuoso guitar playing.
 Play it often and enjoy a new discovery every time.  Congratulations on a wonderful cd."
 Peter Merrett - Music Manager for PBS 106-7 FM - Melbourne, Australia

"L'elegante lounge music del chitarrista Fabio Mignola…un jazz leggero con arrangiamenti orchestrali che sfociano in un sound
 elegante, melodico, ulteriormente valorizzato dal suo tocco vellutato alla chitarra.
 Musica senza tempo e senza età, ideale quale piacevole sottofondo ma che anche a un ascolto più attento riserva piacevoli sorprese."
 Sandro Neri - EXTRA - Switzerland

"Una chitarra briosa in eleganti stile jazzy - In questo disco Mignola propone undici sue nuove composizioni permeate da un elegante
 stile jazzy ma che rivelano pure influenze musicali brasiliane, caraibiche e funky.
 Brani quale "The Light in Your Eyes", ricordano gli arrangiamenti orchestrali à la Jobim, mentre la sezione fiati in "Take Me Higher"
 ci riporta agli Earth Wind and Fire.
 Il tutto valorizzato da un vellutato ed allo stesso tempo brioso tocco chitarristico, che consente all' eclettico musicista di esprimere
 con il suo strumento e le sue timbriche le più sottili emozioni.
Raffinata e ricercata pure la realizzazione tecnica, pervasa da una sonorità equilibrata."
 Giornale del Popolo -

"Le suadenti sonorità di Fabio Mignola - Il sound è avvolgente, suadente e solare come nelle reminescenze brasiliane di "O seu sorriso"
 o più malinconico come "Candlelight Serenade", ma sempre pervaso da una rilassante atmosfera "lounge"…
 Chitarrista eclettico. Mignola oltre che dal repertorio classico è stato ispirato dalle coloriture del Jazz, dimostrandosi capace
 di amalgamare nel suo stile diverse suggestioni, accomunandole con l'eleganza del tocco."
Corriere del Ticino - Switzerland

"Musica molto gradevole e suonata col cuore, finalmente qualcuno che rilancia il vero suono pulito della chitarra classica!"
 Giovanni Monteforte - Jazz Guitarist - Italy

"I just checked out the songs you attached, and I am really impressed. You have a great sound!
 Thanks so much for letting me hear, and the very best to you with your music."
 Dan Denley- - Memphis, TN, USA

"Awesome cd / One of the best cds of 2008" (5 stars) - George (USA) on CDBaby

"Great music my friend, your guitar is very nice---such a clear, natural tone. Very cool...." - Jason Parra - Los Angeles, CA, USA

"I had the privilege of listening to your song Take Me Higher. I must say it is a first class song all the way." - Bill Wren - Valley Mills, TX, USA

"Take me higher is absolutely wonderful! Makes me want to dance, and dance, and dance... Look forward to listening in to more.."
 Cynthia - CA, USA

"Take me higher makes my day! great song Fabio!" - Borja Robles - Málaga, ES


Take Me Higher:

FM5280 - Greenwood Village, CO, USA - Philadelphia, PA, USA

WITD - Jersey City, NJ, USA

Cruisenjazz/WPMJ - Brooklyn, NY, USA

The Blue Train - Toronto, ON, Canada

MusicaLatina.FM - Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico, USA

Allosalsa - Nice, France

Muszik 4 all - MD, USA

Sky Valley Radio - Salt Spring Island, Canada

Radio Gets Wild - Kings Lynn, UK

Smooth Jazz Beach Radio - Shoreline Village, CA, USA

Helene's Music - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Guitars & All That Jazz - Newmarket, ON, Canada

Smooth & Easy - Central, OH, USA

Sumomo's Radio Dojo - Honolulu, HI, USA

The .wav - Severna Park, Maryland, USA

Radio 3iii - Melide, Switzerland

Eclectic Evolution - CA, USA

Smooth Groove - Tempe, AZ, USA

Fusion 101 - Frederick, MD, USA

RedNose Radio - Oxford, FL, USA

Summertime Jazz - Nelsonville, OH, USA

Rhythm & Jazz - San Antonio, TX, USA

Paris on the Air - Paris, France

Doktorlove's relax - France

Platinum Mornings - Fort Myers, FL, USA

4Clubbers FM - Modena , Italy

New Age Stars - Bergen, Norway - Schoten, Belgium

.977 The Smooth Jazz Channel - Memphis, TN, USA

Canardwc…To be or not to be funky - Paris, France - Royal Oak, MI, USA - Costa Blanca, Spain

Awesomeradio - New South Wales, Australia - Indianapolis, IN, USA

Lady Jayz Stream - Reno, NV, USA

Ozcat Radio - Vallejo, CA, USA

Parkway Radio - Denver, CO, USA

Smooth Groove Radio
- Sutherland, VA, USA

1Radio - England

Hope FM 90.1 - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

CoolWaters Radio - CA, USA

KSBR - Mission Viejo, CA, USA

SoundTraxx with Mark Stanley - Dana Point, CA, USA

Myjazzplanet - Cincinnati, OH, USA

Gloucester FM Radio - Gloucester, United Kingdom

Bombay Funkadelic Radio - London, United Kingdom

Smooth Jazz and More - Brockville, ON, Canada

Channel Erk - Llandilo, NSW, Australia

Aruba Web Broadcasting - Oranjestad, Aruba

Radio Positive Energie - Germany

Flava News Radio Shows - Seattle, WA, USA

TyphoonTools Smooth Jazz - Dodge Center, MN, USA

Smooth Wave Jazz - San Antonio, TX, USA

DRS1 - Zurich, Switzerland

Catorweb-mdjradio - Milano, Italy

KGLR Glori Radio - Overland Park, KS, USA

Teen Jazz Radio - Pflugerville, TX, USA

The Smooth Music Show - Atalnta, GA, USA

Moon Radio - Braga, Portugal

AfricaU Radio - Denver, CO, USA

Smooth Music Radio - Konstanz, Germany

KSO Productions Radio63 - Washington, DC, USA

Chia Man Rodney
- Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia

- Saint Joseph, MO, USA

GeezerTunes Radio - Pflugerville (Austin), TX, USA - GA, USA

TresDobleU Radio - Cambridge, MA, USA

All Music - Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Elphada International - Artibonite, Haiti / Lithonia, GA, USA

B-Side Gourmet Radio - Fort Lee, NJ, USA

Radio Kodex - Liechtenstein

Radio Caprice Smooth Jazz + Russia

Amazing Smooth and Jazz  + USA

WRTZ - Philadelphia, PA, USA

Mrmondaynight Radio - Norwood, MA, USA

Hot Live Radio - Georgetown, FL,  USA

Happyday Newage Radio - Gonju, South Korea

Bio Family Radio - Yuma, AZ, USA

ICCI FM101 - George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

87.7 Safair Prime
- New York City, NY, USA

The Sattler Files - Perth, WA, Australia - South Carolina, USA

Cool Canada - Canada

WJMX-DB Smooth Jazz Boston Global Radio - Boston, MA, USA

Weekend Radio Station - Madrid, Spain

Whitester Radio - Omaha, NE, USA

WCJZ - Seminole, FL, USA

SinVox - Lee's Summit, MO, USA

Smooth Jazz Expressions - Springfield, IL, USA

Rocco's Musica! - Vancouver, BC, Canada

Dimensiones Latinas - Altadena, CA, USA

Jazz Radio - Asbury Park, NJ, USA

WSRB Soul Love R&B Radio - Orlando, FL, USA

BeautyRadio - Tampa, FL, USA

Uptown Jazz Network - Charlotte, NC, USA

Radio Rod - Indy 500, IN, USA

RSI Rete 3 - Lugano, Switzerland

Musica del Sol Radio
- San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Blue Sky FM
- London, United Kingdom

Anima Jazz - Pisa, Italy

RSI Rete 1 - Lugano, Switzerland

Radio Fiume Ticino - Locarno, Switzerland

Smooth Groovers - London, United Kingdom

Smooth Jazz After Hours - Cleveland, OH, USA

WKAJ Radio - Bronx, NY, USA

2CCR-FM 90.5 - Sydney, Australia

Jazz Beat Radio - Oakland, CA, USA

Not Too Smooth Jazz - Eunice, LA, USA

HearMobile - Mobile, AL, USA

Aries' Era - Albuquerque, NM, USA

Skyline Radio & Soul - Ancona, Italy

KLCBS - Bandung, Indonesia

Vintage Radio - Spring Hill, TN, USA

JazzNet 247 - Feering, United Kingdom

IMRadio - Mundelein, IL, USA

Sunny 97-7 - FondDuLac, WI, USA

City Sounds Radio - Tacoma, WA, USA

Radio Hinterland - Binasco, Italy

Apeu FM 105.9 - Castanhal, Pará, Brazil - Zurich, Switzerland

Euro Smooth Jazz - Germany

Many More Radio - Birmingham, United Kingdom

World Radio Switzerland - Genève, Switzerland - Switzerland

National Education Radio Station - Taipei City, Taiwan

CKWR-FM - Waterloo, ON, Canada

Radio Seagull - Harlingen, Holland

JazzcoRadio - Melbourne, Australia

Solar Radio - London, United Kingdom

111 East Radio Smooth Jazz - Burlington, NJ, USA

Radio Trece - Los Angeles, CA, USA

Vighpyr's Place - Wilmington, DE, USA

Le Jazz Affair - Colorado Springs, CO, USA

DewaRadio - Sydney, Australia

Ethereal Lounge - Heredia, Costa Rica - Sydney, Australia

Music Hut Radio - Cheshire, UK

The Sound Cellar - USA

Bob Birch Radio - Sunderland, UK

Radio Belli - Bellinzona, Switzerland

Rush Hour Smooth Jams - Harrisburg, PA, USA

Smoothjazz Radio Channel - Taranto, Italy

Super Flow Smooth Jazz - Keithville, LA, USA

Jazz Bay Radio - East Coast, NJ, USA

Soul City Radio - Baltimore, MD, USA

Radio NWRB - Taber, Alberta, Canada

96.9 The Oasis - Hemet, CA,USA

KDAY live - Monroe, LA, USA

Progress Radio - East Nashville, TN, USA

Studio 4D
- New York, NY, USA

Smooth Jazz and Talk
- Plano, TX, USA

Urban Live Radio
- Hollywood, CA, USA

MMG Radio - Houston, TX, USA

Soul Fm Ireland -  Dublin, Ireland

Epic Gospel & Smooth Jazz - USA

KILR Radio - AZ, USA

Fire Community Radio - Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Cool Groove Radio + Indianapolis, IN, USA

Sound Track Station + Netherlands

MinnowFM - Dallas, TX, USA

OTL Radio Network - Lewisville, TX, USA

Groove-Time Smooth Jazz Radio - Atlantic City, NJ, USA

Radio Integrity - Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Eville Internet Radio - Windsor, Canada

Starseed Alliance Radio - Pilot Mountain, NC, USA

NLP Radio - Seneca, SC, USA

EuroSmoothJazz - Konstanz, Germany

KDNS in the mix Radio - Las Vegas, NV, USA

The Jammin' Zone with Kemi B - UK

Sunradio - Krattigen, Switzerland

Radio Emozioni Live, Bruxelles, Belgium



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