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Dom Minasi: The Vampire's Revenge

Read "The Vampire's Revenge" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

La linea rossa che separa composizione ed improvvisazione è spesso sottile, ma in questo caso è davvero impalpabile. Dom Minasi è maestro del caos organizzato, del chaos in time, come lo definisce lo stesso chitarrista. Una forma musicale (ammesso che forma sia il termine corretto) che concede ampia libertà ai musicisti, ma al tempo stesso incastona ...

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Dom Minasi: The Vampire's Revenge

Read "The Vampire's Revenge" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Dom Minasi's magnum opus, The Vampire's Revenge, is a rich feast of music featuring no less than 22 of contemporary jazz's strongest players. Inspired by Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, songs like “Who's Your Dentist? and “Just One More Bite show Minasi clearly enjoying the vampire myth--but make no mistake, this two-CD set is a serious project, ...

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Dom Minasi: The Vampire's Revenge

Read "The Vampire's Revenge" reviewed by Jim Santella

With an eerie program that follows from Dom Minasi's impressions of Interview with the Vampire, a novel by Anne Rice, an ensemble of improvising artists supplies heightened emotions and powerful sonic storms in empathy. The leader's guitar can be heard leading with passionate strokes as his band of creative instrumentalists stirs up a maelstrom of activity. ...

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Dom Minasi: The Vampire's Revenge

Read "The Vampire's Revenge" reviewed by Jochem van Dijk

Dom Minasi's The Vampire's Revenge is not just a record, it's an event. 22 of New York's craftiest improvisers, scattered over groupings varying in size from two to thirteen musicians, perform ten of Minasi's adventurous and well-wrought compositions. Sometimes, as on “The Seduction" a short, returning motif alternates with free improv sections. More often, improvised and ...

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Dom Minasi: The Vampire's Revenge

Read "The Vampire's Revenge" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

With The Vampire's Revenge, guitarist Dom Minasi goes for it. This two-disc, 112-minute set takes its inspiration from a seemingly unlikely source--the vampire novels of Anne Rice--and results in one of the most ambitious and best free jazz outings of recent years. This huge undertaking includes some of the best avant guarde players on the scene--nineteen ...