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SAMO ŠALAMON is one of the most talented and interesting young guitarists and composers to emerge on today's jazz scene, being selected by the magazine Guitar Player as one of the hottest 10 new guitarists in the world. He began his musical journey by studying classical guitar in Maribor. In December 2000 he was living with and studying individually for one month in New York with the jazz master John Scofield, with whom he has been a friend for years. Through the years he was studying guitar and had lessons with known guitar players such as Rudy Linka, Tim Brady and Andrea Allione. So far he has recorded more than 190 original compositions that were released on 19 albums as a leader for labels Fresh Sound New Talent (Spain), Steeplechase (Denmark), Splasch Records (Italy), Sanje Recordings (Slovenia) and Goga Records (Slovenia)

Common Flow

Label: Samo Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Crooswijk; Burmonster; Dunes; Sandstorm; Serenity; #7; Same; Floating; Here; Dutchie; Another Rain.

Rare Ebb

Label: Samo Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: #7; Crooswijk; Burmonster; Dunes; Sandstorm; Here; Same; Dutchie; Floating; Serenity; Another Rain.

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 ...

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Mareike Wiening's Debut Album

Read "Mareike Wiening's Debut Album" reviewed by Bob Osborne

German drummer and composer Mareike Wiening released her debut album featuring her original compositions performed by an outstanding quintet of New York improvisers on November 1st . Metropolis Paradise is dedicated to Wiening's six year residence in the Big Apple and is the featured album on this show. We also preview the excellent new album from ...

Swirling Blind Unstilled

Label: Klopotec Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Twelve Cats; Wasabi Mood; Rise and Fall; The Seventh Hour; Mr. Ornette; Free Piece.

Free Sessions, Vol. 2: Freequestra

Label: Klopotec Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Opening; Lost in Rhythm; Evolution; Rise and Fall; The Free Suite – Part I; The Free Suite – Part II; The Free Suite – Part III.

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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Albert Beger, Gianni Lenoci, Gabriel Ferrandini & More

Read "Albert Beger, Gianni Lenoci, Gabriel Ferrandini & More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

It would be easy to riff on the title of bassist André Carvalho's new recording, The Garden of Earthly Delights, and come up with a very apt theme for this episode, something like Three Hours of Amazing Musical Colours, or The Crayola Effect. From Carvalho's release, based on Hieronymous Bosch's painting to the vibrant pastels of ...

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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 ...


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