The Jazz Session #119: Dom Minasi


Guitarist Dom Minasi’s most recent recording, Dissonance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder (Konnex, 2009), features his string quartet in a program of adventurous composition and improvisation. In this interview, Minasi talks about how he spent the 20 years between his last Blue Note recording and his re-emergence as a leader; why Johnny Smith was a big influence on him, and why he let that influence go; and how a lifetime of playing, teaching and practicing has brought him to this prolific period. The Dom Minasi String Quartet plays on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 at Roulette in NYC. For more information, visit

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Author: Jason Crane

1 thought on “The Jazz Session #119: Dom Minasi

  1. I am a big guitar nut. I listen to all kinds of guitarist, especial jazz .
    Dom Minasi in my opinion is one of the unsung heroes of jazz guitar.
    He has an amazing technique and uses it in a most unusual, musical way. His Vampire’s Revenge CD is one of the best avant garde records I have ever heard. No one as of yet has come close to what Minasi can do.

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