Frank Cunimondo is a Pittsburgh based jazz pianist still going strong. To be honest most of his recorded output is outside the purveyance of our interests - mainly piano/bass/drums jazz trios, often backing a lounge singer named Lynn Marino. He became popular in recent years because one of his tracks was used for a commercial in Europe that was wildly popular.
Now there is the all instrumental Sagittarius which is a completely different story...
Self-released on his own Mondo Records label in 1975, Sagittarius found Cunimondo plugging in. In addition to acoustic piano he plays electric piano, string ensemble, and synthesizer. Cunimondo unleashes his inner Jan Hammer and Keith Emerson. The album consists of 4 tracks - 3 of which are of considerable length. His rhythm section do an admirable job of keeping up with the keyboard work. This is one of those weird situations where a straight ahead jazz player crossed over into jazz rock/prog territory. Perhaps because of the ascendance of jazz rock/fusion, Cunimondo decided to play around with electric keyboards - similar to Elvin Jones "On The Mountain". In the end the results are extremely satisfying.
Original copies of Sagittarius rarely turn up and when they do its an expensive item. This vinyl (and CD) reissue is officially licensed from Frank Cunimondo. BUY OR DIE!