The Dom Minasi Trio
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The best kept secret in music


"What Critcis Are Saying About Dom Minasi & His Trio"

" If Coltrane shattered harmony with his "sheets of sound," then Minasi is busy here picking it up again and extending it with his "thousand points of light" that simultaneously tickle, taunts, and runs away ". Charles Walker jazz

"A powerhouse band" Larry Nai E Jazz News

"… this group is coherent, inventive and inspiring ..a rare combination”
Nils Jacobson All About Jazz

" a talented trio that is bold enough to approach the great Duke Ellington's music in their own way"
Mark F. Turner All About Jazz

" An extraordinary trio date with some astonishing playing from all three of these local giants"
Bruce Galanter Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

"Minasi's "Solitude" is truly one of the most individual interpretations you can ever expect to ever hear...on record"
Laurence Donohue-Greene All About Jazz New York

“...Dom Minasi has returned with a vengeance... ‘attitude’ is the operative word here, as the three musicians project a high level of energy, suggestive at times of the intensity of rock rather than jazz, that continues unabated throughout the CD....Minasi extends the harmonic implication of some of jazz’s most original performers...he reassures his fast-growing base of enthusiasts that this is a guitar trio like no other recording today.” Don Williamson –

“I’m reminded of the tradition of jazz musicians who went against the grain, who kept playing the way they played because that’s what they heard, just as Van Gogh painted things the way he saw them.”
Marshall Bowden Jazzitude

“Minasi shines through with a fresh and personal style that touches on the past, yet delivers compelling notions for the future”
Jay Collins Cadence Magazine

…” labels don’t apply to a talent such as his.” Russ Musto All About Jazz NY

“…Minasi should be considered a force of nature in his own right”
C. Michael Bailey Grapevine Culture

" Minasi's ability to swing either way points toward a perspective that embraces inside and outside approaches as points on a continuum, rather than opposing concepts...'
Alexander Gelfand Jazziz Magazine

* this is a very small part Mr. Minasi’s press quotes. In the last four years there have been over eighty reviews of his records and concerts. He has been on the cover of Cadence Magazine is featured in the march issue of Jazziz & Jazz Sphere ( France) and an the upcoming issue of Goldmine and Jazz Improv.

- AAJ, Jazz Imprvov, Ejazznews


For the Trio: 1. Takin' The Duke Out
2. Goin' Out Again
For Dom Minasi same as above plus
Time will Tell & Quick Response
all cds have had much radio play and the last one Quick Response was #4 on the CMJ Jazz charts for 10 weeks


Feeling a bit camera shy


The Dom Minasi Trio came into world prominence with its’ recording of Takin’ The Duke Out. An outing that had diehard Ellington fans screaming and moaning, while modernists hailed Dom Minasi as the new savior of modern music.
With seasoned musicians, Ken Filiano of Vinny Golia fame and Jackson Krall a regular with Cecil Taylor, this amazing trio took the most over-played Ellington songs and brought them to places they had never been before. It caused one reviewer to say; “ What did Ellington do to deserve this? ” and yet another journalist wrote;” if Duke were alive today, he would be in the audience cheering them on.” David Adler penned Dom “a six string Cecil Taylor”, a title Dom wears with pride.