Using both acoustic and electric instruments, DeSalvo demonstrates technique, intelligence and imagination with a broad streak of lyricism and passion in what amounts to one of the better guitar voices to be heard in improvised music these days.” – Cadence

“…some really nice solos here, notably Jack DeSalvo’s guitar …” Jonathan Shade,
 “…the artful guitar of Jack DeSalvo..” – Leonid Auskern,

Most notable among the instrumental soloists is Jack DeSalvo who plays guitar and mandola with inventive flair.” Bruce Crowther,

“…DeSalvo, whose ruminations invoked Ornette Coleman’s work over a lively uptempo…” – DooBeeDooBeeDoo NY

Jack DeSalvo”s guitar stands out for its angular harmonies and the way he uses his instrument, a fine example is the end of Born to be Blue” – Vittorio Lo Conte,

“(DeSalvo’s) banjo solo is an album high-point for me.” – Thomas G.J. Sharpe, ukvibe

“ can trust in the capable hands of DeSalvo and Minasi to deliver a captivating performance.” – Paul Acquaro, Guitar Week

“…banjo player Jack DeSalvo uncorks a salvo of twangs as if Earl Scruggs has pushed his way into a Count Basie jam.” – Ken Waxman, NYC Jazz Record

Jack DeSalvo brings a simultaneous intimacy and expansion of tonal and musical ideas to the cello. On “The Gates of Horn” he makes imaginative use of the mandola. It was clear he was the axis, the musical foundation of this project.” – Dawoud Kringle

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