Meet Reviewer Damian Erskine – Dominique Di Piazza
Dominique Di Piazza
Sicilian in heritage, French in residency and raised by his Gypsy step-father, it becomes clear when listening to his music that his influences are vast. I’ve always joked that Dominique is the best Gypsy guitarist I’ve ever heard but in a serious tone, I may also add that he is also one of the truly important electric-bassists of our time. He is not only an innovator of bass technique (he uses a leather thumb pick on his thumb and has an astonishing 4 finger technique that affords him clarity, articulation and blazing speed) but also an innovator of an entire approach to the instrument. Masterful harmonic concepts, awe inspiring technique and a sense of love and beauty is apparent in this music and is not a combination that comes along often. Many times, technically challenging music is also challenging to listen to, but this is truly beautiful and interesting music. A strong recommended listen for everyone here!