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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

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Brown Eyes

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Label: Cirko Records
Released: 2019
Duration: 8:04

Freeland

Label: Cirko Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Angela; Blues, Blues, Blues; Brown Eyes; Improv 1; Improv 2; Inside Out; Tritonal Ballad; Well You Needn’t.

Remembering Cecil

Label: Unseen Rain Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Improv 1; Improv 2; Improv 3; Improv 4.

Remembering Cecil

Label: Unseen Rain Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Improv #1 Improv#2 Improv #3 Improv#4

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Dom Minasi: Remembering Cecil

Read "Remembering Cecil" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Innovative pianist Cecil Taylor, who passed away on April 5th 2018, was a transformative force in the world of improvisational music. His signature percussive pianism was imbued with dynamic poetry and he, together with saxophonist Ornette Coleman, is credited with starting the free jazz movement. Taylor has also been a source of inspiration for fellow New ...

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Dom Minasi: Remembering Cecil

Read "Remembering Cecil" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Guitarist Dom Minasi counts the late pianist Cecil Taylor (1929-2018) as one of his idols. Taylor was among the true pioneers of free jazz, with free-flying ensemble recordings like Unit Structures (Blue Note, 1966), Conquistador (Blue Note, 1967), and scores of solo piano outings, notably including Silent Tongues (Freedom, 1974), and For Olim (Soul Note, 1986). ...

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Dom Minasi & Juampy Juarez: Freeland

Read "Freeland" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

American guitarist Dom Minasi and Argentinian guitarist Juampy Juarez have performed as a duet several times, first during a tour in Buenos Aires, then at some shows in New York. Recorded in Buenos Aires, in April 2018, Freeland documents their playing partnership. Minasi has a history of duets, most recently on record with guitarist Jack DeSalvo ...

Manna for Thought

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: Vehicle Vehicle; Lesson in Compassion; I See/You; Frequency One; The Whole Thing; Snow Falls.

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Improvising Trio: Manna for Thought

Read "Manna for Thought" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

This is the house that Ornette Coleman built some 60 years ago. Guitarist Dom Minasi and his like-minded colleagues, vocalist Nora McCarthy and saxophonist Ras Moshe, show that the free jazz tradition is very much alive as we approach the third decade of the new millennium. Minasi has for the past 20 years, progressed further into ...


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