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Multiple Reviews

Three Gems from Guitarist Samo Salamon: Joy and Sorrow, Freed Distance Volume 2/Poems Are Opening, and Pure and Simple

Read "Three Gems from Guitarist Samo Salamon: Joy and Sorrow, Freed Distance Volume 2/Poems Are Opening, and Pure and Simple" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Innovative guitarist Samo Salamon always thrills with the diversity of his output. Right on the heels of his two-disc solo recording of the entirety of saxophonist Eric Dolphy's compositions,Dolphyology (Samo, 2022), come three very different releases. Samo Salamon Joy and Sorrow Klopotec Records 2022 The first a duet with saxophonist Sabir Mateen, is the short and poignant Joy and Sorrow. Mateen has a distinctively soulful sound and a direct, honest style ...

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Album Review

Samo Salamon: Dolphyology: Complete Eric Dolphy For Solo Guitar

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Multi-reed virtuoso Eric Dolphy was a brilliant composer and deserves better recognition as such. In 2011, saxophonist Silke Eberhard put together a wind quartet of fellow Berliners, Potsa Lotsa, for a two disc release of all of Dolphy's works. Ten years later Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon has done the same with Dolphyology. Salamon performs all of Dolphy's 28 compositions unaccompanied on acoustic guitar, with the exception of “Inner Flight I," which features Salamon on the mandolin. The unique ...

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Album Review

Samo Salamon: Dolphyology: Complete Eric Dolphy For Solo Guitar

Read "Dolphyology: Complete Eric Dolphy For Solo Guitar" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


As the clock ticked toward 2020, jazz guitarists began recording tributes to jazz giants of yesterday who were not guitarists: Dom Minasi offered up a compelling and beautiful salute to pianist Cecil Taylor with Remembering Cecil (Unseen Rain Records, 2019), and Miles Okazaki gave us Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk (Self Produced, 2018). In 2022, it is Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon's turn, with his presentation of Dolphyology: Complete Eric Dolphy For Solo Guitar. Some would say ...

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Album Review

Samo Salamon & Friends: Almost Alone Vol 1

Read "Almost Alone Vol 1" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


To keep the train on the track during the Covid lockdowns, artists must think outside the box. Such is the case with this first volume of duets performed by renowned Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon and European guitarists via the Internet by using web-based meeting programs and file-sharing processes. And besides performing on acoustic and electric guitars, Salamon incorporates a Moog synth on several tracks, largely used for textural backdrops. He also uses the body of his acoustic as a percussion ...

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Album Review

Samo Salamon: Almost Alone Vol 1

Read "Almost Alone Vol 1" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon is as prolific as he is innovative. His restless explorations have resulted in a large, versatile discography that ranges from the orchestral to the free flowing with a variety of ensembles. His 2020 release Almost Alone Vol. 1 is a set of eleven duets each with a different international guitarist. It is the first in a planned three-record series. Every track features a different set of motifs yet the eloquent lyricism of the dialogues ...

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Multiple Reviews

Samo Šalamon: Common Flow & Rare Ebb

Read "Samo Šalamon: Common Flow & Rare Ebb" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


When last heard from, Slovenian guitarist/composer Samo Šalamon released a diverse trio of albums in a single month: an eleven-piece free jazz orchestra; a chamber trio of viola, acoustic guitars and drums; and a “free modern jazz punk avantgarde groove quartet." These two albums are another simultaneous release, but with a difference. They document two sessions recorded on the same day: each containing the same eleven Salamon compositions, and performed by the same three musicians—but with different instrumentation on each ...

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Radio & Podcasts

OGJB Quartet & The Last Poets

Read "OGJB Quartet & The Last Poets" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


There's no way to use geographical borders to define this music called jazz. For instance, the Freequestra from Slovenia: led by acclaimed guitarist Samo Salamon— the ensemble wends its way with power and emotion through Salamon's new Free Sessions Vol.2, a rollicking excursion through the avant-garde. Or in the case of OGJB, a quartet of four masters from the USA (Oliver Lake, Graham Haynes, Joe Fonda & Barry Altschul), their new release, Bamako comes out on a label from Finland. ...


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