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Álvaro Domene

“Total facemelt music. Just what I needed today.” – Nate Chinen (The New York Times, NPR)
Álvaro Domene is a Madrid-born, New York based guitarist and composer operating at the convergence of various styles of contemporary creative music. His sound and compositions are influenced by the avant-garde jazz and modern classical traditions, as well as metal music.
He has performed and taught internationally, and recently worked with Joe McPhee, Karl Berger, Elliott Sharp, Henry Kaiser, Briggan Krauss, Michaël Attias, Jim Black, Ben Goldberg, Michael Bisio, Sam Newsome, Colin Marston, Mike Pride, Ches Smith, Scott Amendola, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tim Dahl, and Weasel Walter.
His work has been positively reviewed by Jazzwise, New York City Jazz Record, All About Jazz, Guitar Moderne, El Intruso, Tomajazz, The Free Jazz Blog and many other specialized media outlets like Avant Music News, on which a recent release, “Synaptic Self” by the trio dMu, was included in the list of “Best Albums of 2016”. Álvaro’s latest and first solo record, “The Compass”, was a “Recommended New Release” on The New York City Jazz Record, and Avant Music News featured it on their “Best Albums of 2018” list.
“Domene sounds like a frightful demolition team.” – Paul Acquaro, (Free Jazz Blog)
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