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Samo Salamon Trio: Eleven Stories

Read "Eleven Stories" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Nella recente conversazione che abbiamo fatto con lui, Roberto Dani ci parlava della sua collaborazione con il chitarrista sloveno Samo Salamon, che considera tra quelle in cui si sente più a proprio agio. Questo Eleven Stories, in trio con il multistrumentista francese Michel Godard è il più recente di una serie ormai cospicua di frutti di ...

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Samo Salamon Trio: Eleven Stories

Read "Eleven Stories" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Guitarist Samo Salamon never treads on the same ground twice, but that doesn't mean his bands continually rotate personnel. A quick look at his recorded output, which includes approximately a dozen dates over the past decade, indicates that he does have a fondness for mixing, matching and mingling with different musical associates, but he also has ...

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Samo Salamon Trio: Almost Almond

Read "Almost Almond" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Guitarist Samo Šalamon has exhibited a high level of creativity on his recordings. He continues to manifest that trait on this release, his 11th as leader. As before, the material entices, as it moves between laidback tunes that are bathed in a soft glow, or hard permutations that crackle and snap. Add little twists like the ...

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Samo Salamon Trio: Almost Almond

Read "Almost Almond" reviewed by Nic Jones


It's starting to feel as if the further guitarist Salamon Salamon progresses in his career, the faster the company he keeps. On this trio date, he's working with bassist Drew Gress and drummer Tom Rainey, both with numerous appearances on record to their credit. But Salamon isn't out of his depth; this is a trio that ...

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Samo Salamon Trio: Live!

Read "Live!" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Guitarist Samo Salamon has shown, through his recordings, that he is capable of pushing boundaries. His instrument is the wellspring for ideas that manifest themselves in his compositions that traverse various genres. His playing is luminous and harmonically rich, driven by the clarity of his ideas. Salamon also continues to mature as a writer. His compositions ...

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Samo Salamon Trio: Live!

Read "Live!" reviewed by Nic Jones


As an instrumentalist guitarist, Salamon's work could almost be defined by what it's not. There's little stylistic allegiance to any widely known guitarist, although passing references can be made to both John Abercrombie and Tal Farlow, a pairing which only goes to show how widely Salamon's net is cast. As it is, this trio has little ...

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Samo Salamon Trio: Live!

Read "Live!" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Guitar, drums and tuba may not be one of jazz music's classic combinations, but on Live! Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon's trio shows that such a line-up can deliver creative, tight and engaging performances that are easily a match for more traditional ensembles. Salamon is a prolific musician, whose history includes work with John ...

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Samo Salamon Trio: Live!

Read "Live!" reviewed by Mark Corroto


A continual selection for guitarist deserving wider recognition, Slovenian Samo Salamon releases a live recording with his core trio of Italian drummer Roberto Dani and tubaist/bassist Michel Godard. Salamon posted notice of his talent with Mamasaal (Dometra, 2009), with saxophonist Mark Turner, Government Cheese (FSNT, 2007), with saxophonist David Binney, Kei's Secret (Splasc(H), 2006), ...


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