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by Jack Huntley
Salsamba is a Pittsburgh-based quintet that has 25 years under its members' collective belts, and the musical familiarity makes it incredibly tight, both rhythmically and melodically. Mojito Blues, showcases their Latin jazz roots along with the band's accomplished musicality. Whether it's the quintet's original compositions or its reworking of Jazz standards, Salsamba excels at upbeat Latin grooves as well as traditional ballads.
The album jumps off with two festive numbers: Have You Met George Jones," a reinvention of the standard ...read more
by Matt Merewitz
Salsamba is the best Latin jazz group you’ve never heard. Don’t expect to immediately find them on tour all of a sudden, though. In today’s economy and in the music biz in general, it is awfully difficult to find good gigs – and without a major record-label backing them, Salsamba has kept relatively local. I intend to change that as much as possible with this review.
Essentially a collection of local musicians with a variety of backgrounds (especially with strong ...read more