After his musical studies, he became attracted to the electric guitar, in particular Jimi Hendrix, and began playing in public in 1970.
In 1974, he was invited by the trumpeter Miles Davis to tour the United States and appeared at Carnegie Hall, New York. He played on two Davis albums, Get Up with It and Dark Magus ("Dominique gave me that African rhythmic thing"). He returned to Paris in 1975 where he formed his own band, Le Dominique Gaumont Energy, with Lucien Sombe (bass) and Joe Harmer (drums). They released an eponymous album.
He died of a drug overdose on 10 November 1983 at the age of 30.
Dominique Gaumont Energy
With Miles Davis
- Miles Davis The Autobiography, p.320
- Dominique Gaumont Energy