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Kasvah 19:04
Augurio 08:58
Ghéar 09:17
Voorteken 10:41
Oionós 09:26
Augure 07:12
Ennusmerkki 14:51
Järtecken 05:21


On June 25, 2018 I visited Tom Cabrera on his birthday. He just got his studio, Woodshedd, in full swing so we sat down with our instruments, played and recorded. As with all our previous records, nothing was prepared, we improvised complete songs. Auguri, by the way is the common Italian greeting for Happy Birthday, as if to say Best Wishes. An augur in ancient times was a soothsayer and the word in different languages (you can see in the song titles the word is in a number of different languages) also connotes prediction, omens and wish.This is a very special recording and covers much ground as we were "taking the auspices" as the augurs would do in tracking the paths of birds for a sign, an omen. – Jack DeSalvo


released June 21, 2019

Jack DeSalvo - guitar
Tom Cabrera - percussion

Recorded at Woodshedd Studio, Westbury, NY June 25, 2018
Mixed and mastered by Larry Hutter, Orlando, FL
Front cover painting by Tom Cabrera
Design by Qua's Eye Graphix
A Joint Woodshedd/Unseen Rain Production


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Jack DeSalvo New York, New York

JACK DeSALVO, hailed in THE WIRE magazine as “masterful”, played with Ronald Shannon Jackson and D3. Guitarist DeSalvo, a highly regarded composer, also plays cello, mandolin and banjo. “banjo player Jack DeSalvo uncorks a salvo of twangs as if Earl Scruggs has pushed his way into a Count Basie jam.” – NYC Jazz Record. He plays with his own band and with Julie Lyon, 12 Houses, Sumari etc. ... more

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