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While We Sleep

by Jack DeSalvo and Tom Cabrera

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Reservoir 07:09
Pramantha 05:39
Lost Words 08:05
Flickering 06:21
Labyrinth 09:04
Nagna 05:57


While We Sleep is this duo's fifth album. DeSalvo and Cabrera's first offering was recorded 27 years ago and their near-psychic interplay has only grown from their long association, the myriad groups these two perform in together notwithstanding, While We Sleep is a different take on what's possible when you have two multi-instrumentalists of this caliber in the studio. They took this oppotunity to present Jack's highly sophisticated yet appealing compositions with a full ensemble treatment. Tom Cabrera plays drum set here but also is in the role of additional percussionist, the combination of which creates a world of sounds and rhythm. Guitarist Jack DeSalvo plays a host of string instruments, creating layers of texture and completing their ensemble, on occasion a septet, a quartet, a trio and on two tracks, solo. For the listener, While We Sleep is a journey into a vision realized by consummate artists - recorded, mixed and mastered in High Definition sound.


released September 11, 2020

Jack DeSalvo - classical and steel-string acoustic guitars, cello, mandola,
banjo and bass ukulele
Tom Cabrera - drum set, doumbek, riq, frame drums, cajon,
Muffintop Drum, percussion

Shamanic Verses by Tom Cabrera
all other compositions by Jack DeSalvo

Recorded by Jim DeSalvo at Beanstudio, wayne NJ
Mixed and mastered by Larry Hutter, Orlando FL
Design and photos by Qua’s Eye Graphix
An Unseen Rain Production
In memory of Jim DeSalvo
℗ © 2020 mEyeFi Rights Mgmt llc


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Jack DeSalvo New York, New York

JACK DeSALVO, hailed in THE WIRE magazine as “masterful”, played with Ronald Shannon Jackson, D3, numerous jazz greats and as leader of his own groups. "When you listen to Jack DeSalvo, it’s immediately apparent that he has an enormous musical vocabulary... But when you hear DeSalvo improvise on classical guitar, you’re hearing music of that precise moment..." – Mitch Goldman, WKCR ... more

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