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by Edward Blanco
One of the rising young talents in the jazz world in 2020 is Cuban-born, Miami-based tenor saxophonist Aldo Salvent, who issues his second solo album entitled Ancestros, melding elements of the jazz sound with rhythms of the world, as he pays tribute to the multi-cultural background from which he hails in a musical shout out to the ancestors of our past. An educator at Florida International University and band member of the Grammy-nominated group PALO!, The Waldo Madera ...read more
by Don Phipps
With its varied rhythms, much of Latin music possesses an erotic dance-like quality with romance never far behind. And on his album Ancestros, composer and saxophonist Aldo Salvent certainly gives credence to these generalities. The album is chock-full of music that glides through a variety of beats and patterns like a dolphin skating atop the ocean and it often has the sensual and erotic vibe of a Caribbean tropical beach scene. Joined on this effort by pianist Jim ...read more
by Edward Blanco
Cuban-born saxophonist Aldo Salvent makes an impressive entrance into the world of recorded jazz with his debut as leader on the stunning Da Capo, a disc of mainstream modern jazz featuring ten originals performed by a superb quintet. Currently seeking his Master's Degree in Jazz Saxophone Performance at Florida International University in Miami, FL, Salvent's musical background traces from Cuba and Costa Rica to the fertile talent-rich south Florida community where he performs regularly in Miami's bourgeoning jazz scene. This ...read more