Born: March 10, 1957 Primary Instrument: Percussion
Master percussionist/composer/singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Mino Cinelu's first solo album has been a long time coming. It's been 20 years, to be exact.
Mino Cinelu, his self-titled debut on Blue Thumb Records, has certainly been worth the long wait. The album is a musical journey into the mind and heart of an internationally-respected performer. The short list of artists who have called on Cinelu for their tours and records features a number of major stars from the worlds of jazz and pop, including: Miles Davis, Weather Report, Sting, Cassandra Wilson, Lou Reed, Geri Allen, David Sanborn, Dizzy Gillespie, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Barron, Branford Marsalis, Tori Amos, Bruce Springsteen, Christian McBride, Tracy Chapman, Stevie Wonder, and Bonnie Raitt....
With Miles Davis
We Want Miles (1982)
Star People (1986)
With Weather Report
Sportin' Life (1985, Columbia Records)
This is This! (1986, Columbia Records)
World Trio (1995)
With Kevin Eubanks and Dave Holland
Mino Cinelu (2000)
With Moun Madinina
Quest Journey (2002)
With other artists
Michael Portal - Turbulence, 1987
Sting - Nothing Like the Sun, 1987
Kenny Barron/Mino Cinelu - Swamp Sally, 1995
Layo & Bushwacka!/Mino Cinelu - Feels Closer, 2006^
Serge Forté - Thanks for All, Ella Productions 2004
Anna Maria Jopek - Farat, 2003
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