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Samo Salamon: Three At Once (Freequestra, Trio, & Rotten Girlz)

Read "Samo Salamon: Three At Once (Freequestra, Trio, & Rotten Girlz)" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

The adventurous (and prolific) Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon has outdone himself in both departments, releasing three albums in the same month. They are a diverse collection: an eleven-piece free jazz orchestra; a chamber trio of viola, acoustic guitars and drums; and a “free modern jazz punk avantgarde groove quartet" (Salamon's description), with a vocalist and the ...

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Samo Salamon & Howard Levy: Peaks of Light

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American harmonica player Howard Levy is not only a master of the diatonic harmonica; he is also an eclectic musician who elevates every playing situation he participates in. Slovenian guitarist/composer Samo Salamon is a jazz specialist, but he is also a fearless improviser, as demonstrated in his recent duet project WindS (Klopotec, 2016) with pianist Stefano ...

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Samo Salamon Bassless Trio: Unity

Read "Unity" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

Non capita spesso di ascoltare dischi di notevole spessore. Pertanto, quando se ne presenta l'occasione è necessario, anzi doveroso, celebrarli con adeguata deferenza e, come oggetti preziosi, riservare loro un posto di assoluto rispetto nello scaffale che li accoglierà, posizionandoli di fianco ad altre opere del medesimo livello e, possibilmente, a portata di mano, così da ...

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Samo Salamon Bassless Trio: Unity

Read "Unity" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Adventurous Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon is one of the most wide-ranging jazz guitarists working today, and one of the most prolific. This is his 19th album as a leader, and his third employing the “bassless trio" format, following Little River (Sazas, 2015) and Duality (Samo Records, 2011). British saxophonist Julian Argüelles (Loose Tubes, Django Bates, Carla ...

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Samo Salamon Bassless Trio: Unity

Read "Unity" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

For a long time, Slovenian guitarist and composer, Samo Salamon, has pursued a particular path. His signature format has become the bassless trio and he has continued to find new possibilities in this relatively rare setting. The latest incarnation of the bassless trio consists of Salamon together with American powerhouse-drummer John Hollenbeck and the sophisticated British ...

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The Art of the Guitar: Samo Salamon, Christer Fredriksen, Rez Abbasi & Juan Pablo Hernández

Read "The Art of the Guitar: Samo Salamon, Christer Fredriksen, Rez Abbasi & Juan Pablo Hernández" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

The guitar is an instrument that continues to inspire musicians around the world and since early pioneers like Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian showed the endless possibilities of the instrument, the guitar has also been an important part of the evolution of jazz. One can certainly speak of a genre called jazz guitar, with characteristic chord ...

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Samo Salamon: Ives

Read "Ives" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

In addition to being a prolific recording artist, each one of guitarist Samo Salamon's projects is uniquely inventive. Quantity with Salamon is never at the expense of quality. Ives, his fourth release as a leader for the year 2014 is a collaboration with two other guitarists, each with his own distinct style.

Their individualities contrast ...

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Samo Salamon: Stretching Out

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Slovenian master guitarist and composer Samo Šalamon is one of those rare musicians whose versatility is not aimless and his unique, instantly recognizable, style is far from predictable. Both of these characteristics are amply demonstrated on his fourteenth release, the double disc set Stretching Out comprising of two live sessions captured in 2008, and 2012.

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Samo Salamon: Stretching Out

Read "Stretching Out" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Cosmopolitan is a term that is often used to describe musicians, but in the case of Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon, it is certainly a description that fits.

Salamon has turned the restless nature of the travelling musician into an aesthetic strategy and has worked with two different quartets that represent his different musical ...

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Samo Salamon Quartets: Stretching Out

Read "Stretching Out" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dal punto di vista fisico, l'ultimo lavoro discografico del chitarrista sloveno Samo Salamon si presenta come un doppio CD. Dal punto di vista musicale, siamo invece di fronte a due album ben distinti. Registrati con formazioni diverse (un quartetto americano ed un quartetto europeo), in periodi diversi (nel 2008 il primo, nel 2012 il secondo), e soprattutto che si sviluppano ...