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Dom Minasi


It’s not common to hear a guitarist mentioned in the same vein as adventurous players like Eric Dolphy, John Coltrane and Cecil Taylor, but Dom Minasi is not your common type of guitarist. Like many highly creative artists, Dom needs a variety of contexts to express the full range of his musical vision by maintaining several separate groups, Born on March 6, 1943 (sharing a birthday with legendary guitarist Wes Montgomery), Dom is a 50-year veteran of the music scene, with a history and scope of activities as varied and jam-packed as his native New York City. Backing up top singing groups at rock 'n' roll shows, church dances and the like while still in his early teens, Dom has maintained a jazz trio with bass and drums since he was 15 years old


Soldano Dieci Anni

Label: Unseen Rain Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: 1. The Bee and The Fly 06:21 2. The Indelible Delible 03:03 3. Aside 04:49 4. Julia's Dream 08:20 5. Soldani Dieci Anni 04:47 6. Blues for T.M. 08:37 7. Angela 06:34 8. Goodbye Greensleeves 06:16


Article: Album Review

Dom Minasi: Me Myself and I

Read "Me Myself and I" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Those familiar with guitarist Dom Minasi and his adventurous releases may be surprised by the more “straightforward" Me, Myself and I. On this solo outing Minasi is heard on two acoustic guitars contributing both the cadence as well as the melodies. The two parts were then overdubbed in the studio. The nine mellifluous originals that Minasi ...


Article: Album Review

Samo Salamon: Dolphyology: Complete Eric Dolphy For Solo Guitar

Read "Dolphyology: Complete Eric Dolphy For Solo Guitar" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

As the clock ticked toward 2020, jazz guitarists began recording tributes to jazz giants of yesterday who were not guitarists: Dom Minasi offered up a compelling and beautiful salute to pianist Cecil Taylor with Remembering Cecil (Unseen Rain Records, 2019), and Miles Okazaki gave us Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk (Self Produced, 2018). In ...


Song of the Day


Label: Unseen Rain Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 07:07


Me Myself and I

Label: Unseen Rain Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Sometime de Domingo; Brown Eyes; Gentle; Inside Out; The Color of her Eyes is Gray; Angela; Be Op Be O Be Ah; Ballad for Carol; Sometime Samba.


Eight Hands One Mind

Label: Unseen Rain Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Title One; Sucker's Paradise; Ooh Taste So Good; Misguided Heart; Eight Hands One Mind; Dancing Rosetta.


Song of the Day

Samba De Domingo

Label: Unseen Rain Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 04:49


Article: Guitarist's Rendezvous

Meet Larry Tamanini, Jostein Gulbrandsen, Joe Finn, Jon Hemmersam

Read "Meet Larry Tamanini, Jostein Gulbrandsen, Joe Finn, Jon Hemmersam" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Welcome back to Guitarists Rendezvous. This is the third installment in a series that introduces you to emerging or established guitarists who fly just under the radar of public recognition. Each fielded the same questions and recommended a video. Larry Tamanini Meet Larry Tamanini who hails from jny: Philadelphia. He is a steady fixture ...


Article: Catching Up With

Susan Alcorn: Another Way

Read "Susan Alcorn: Another Way" reviewed by Dom Minasi

If you are not into improvised music, you may not know Susan Alcorn. Take it from someone who has listened and played with her, she is a giant I never heard of Susan till one Sunday night at the legendary CBGB's Sunday Night Avant-Garde series where she performed with tenor saxophonist, Joe Giardullo. I ...


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