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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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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.

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New Albums From Posi-Tone, 577 Records, And Circum-Disc

Read "New Albums From Posi-Tone, 577 Records, And Circum-Disc" reviewed by Bob Osborne


Mostly new albums this time around with new featured releases from Posi-Tone, the prolific 577 Records, and French imprint Circum-Disc. There's a variety of jazz forms included with some fascinating new approaches to the music.Playlist Alexa Tarantino “Rootless Ruthlessness" from Firefly (Positone) 00:00 Banausoi “Aeneas Tacticus" from Imagines (circum-disc) 07:46 Dom Minasi “Sucker's Paradise" ...

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Dom Minasi: Eight Hands One Mind

Read "Eight Hands One Mind" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Restlessly innovative, guitarist Dom Minasi is a stalwart of the creative music scene. A brilliant improviser and composer, Minasi deftly utilizes his inventive ideas as launching points for his equally exciting extemporizations. On the unique Eight Hands One Mind, Minasi joins three other intrepid guitarists for a fiery and poignant tribute to another trailblazer, the late ...

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Guitarist Jack DeSalvo: While We Sleep & Quintrepid on Unseen Rain

Read "Guitarist Jack DeSalvo: While We Sleep & Quintrepid on Unseen Rain" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Guitarist/composer Jack DeSalvo has had a long, diverse career emphasizing fusion and free playing. His most visible gig was with Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, but since co-founding the record label Unseen Rain Records he has played on or produced a wide variety of music. For example, his duet album Soldani Dieci Anni (Unseen Rain Records, ...

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Label: Cirko Records
Released: 2019
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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.

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Remembering Cecil

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

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Article: Album Review

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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