Dom Minasi | Looking Out Looking in

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Looking Out Looking in

by Dom Minasi

This is sheer improvisation. What you hear is the results of three days of recording. "Dom Minasi"
Genre: Jazz: Avant-Garde Jazz
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1. Looking Out
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13:43 album only
2. Looking in
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7:21 album only
3. Looking Out Again
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7:03 album only
4. Looking in Again
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7:17 album only
5. Looking Out Again and Again
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11:27 album only
6. Looking in Again and Again
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10:53 album only
7. Looking Out Looking Out
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
For the last few years, friend and musicians alike have been urging me to record a solo album. I kept saying, no one wants to hear a solo free form guitar record; most of them are noisemakers or repetitive or just plain boring. I held off for quite some time when I started to think about it.
My first question to myself was; how do I not make it boring and repetitive?
I decided to record one or two pieces a day. This way I could stay fresh in my playing. So each day, without warming up, I recorded two pieces.

My next question was; should it all be outside playing? Again, that could be boring too. I decided to record one outside piece and one inside tonal piece a day. There is no written music. This is sheer improvisation. What you hear is the results of three days of recording.

Dom Minasi

Recorded at 104 Studios NYC

Recorded July 14th, 15th, & 16th 2011

Mixed and Mastered by Dom Minasi

Guitar: Carlo Greco Custom L5
Polytone Amp
NanoVerb
D’Andrea Custom Guitar Picks
D’Addario Guitar Strings 13’s


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Gregor Applegate Edwards

Dom Minasi Crafts an Absorbing Solo Guitar Set on "Looking Out, Looking In"
"This is not music of a lightweight quality. It is a one-hour portrait of a guitar master as he existed in space and time on those several days in the studio. It is more a series of brilliant spontaneous sketches than it is a finished painting, Zen-like brushstrokes in sound to be savored, not an elaborately reworked painting with varnish, frame, spotlight and museum guard. It's improvisation after all. Improvisation of brilliance."

Ed Byrne

Check This CD Out
"Dom's personal and musical integrity is always a profound
inspiration, whether he chooses to play "inside" or "outside."
It's reveals yet another aspect of Dom Minasi's great
body of recorded work".

Bruce Lindsay

All About Jazz.Com November 10th 2011
Solo improvisation may lack the frisson of excitement that comes from the sudden and
unexpected exchanges between musicians in an ensemble setting but Looking Out,
Looking In offers other pleasures. There may be a buzz in some of the music—there
certainly should be one about the music.
BRUCE LINDSAY