"Salamon is a truly creative musician who seems to set out to explore both breadth and depth of his instrument!"
(Jazz Views, Ken Cheetham, September 2014, UK)
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(Sanje Recordings)

Samo Salamon - guitar
Drew Gress - bass
Tom Rainey - drums

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My Amusing Muse
Too Emotional For This World
The Small Buddhist
The Ladybird Is Yawning
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»One of the most influential guitarists of our time, which is an amazing success for a musician of his age.«
(POGLEDI, Jure Potokar, January 2011, Slovenia)

»The future of European and probably world jazz!«
(AUDIOFIL, March 2008, Croatia)

»Salamon's guitar is crystal clear - a musical mind that is amazing and full of harmonic games we can only admire!«
(Rui Eduardo Paes, April 2008, Portugal)

»Salamon knows is prone to group improvisation, careful listening and consideration of other musicians as well as care to his own role in interaction...hidden sound palettes, surprises and daring solutions!«
(RADIO STUDENT, Mario Batelic, January 2011, Slovenia)

»Salamon's variety of techniques and use of multiple timbres occasionally recalls the influences of such guitarists as John Abercrombie, Bill Frisell and Kurt Rosenwinkel, yet his overall conception sublimates them into a singular approach towards phrasing and tone production. A diverse and enjoyable set bolstered by a stellar rhythm section, Almost Almond finds Šalamon poised for greater acclaim.«
(POINT OF DEPARTURE, Troy Collins, June 2011, USA)

»The guitarist is the star, though, and he is a star. He is a tremendous player, articulating each note and line with clarity and force, no matter the velocity!«
(THE BIG CITY, George Grella, March 2011, USA)

»The music found on Almost Almond is challenging, clever and designed for the appreciating aficionado. Samo Salamon is neither flashy nor common but actually brilliant at times.«
(EJAZZNEWS, Edward Blanco, February 2011, USA)

»Salamon can burn too, as he proves on the opening "Monkey Hands" where he turns in a performance which avoids all clichés as naturally as breathing.«
(ALLABOUTJAZZ, Nic Jones, February 2011, USA)

»Šalamon's crystalline playing is the hallmark of his style… Unexpected harmonics, shifting atmospherics and an insightful instinct make Almost Almond another triumph for Šalamon.«
(ALLABOUTJAZZ, Jerry D'Souza, February 2011, USA)

»The music on Almost Almond lives and breathes organically, and moves along paths that have been expertly paved by one of the finest young guitarists in all of Europe.«
(ALLABOUTJAZZ, Dan Bilawsky, January 2011, USA)

»For the last ten years or so, guitarist Samo Salamon has been making a name for himself throughout the European jazz market as an inventive improviser, composer and leader of diverse small group ensembles…Much like his contemporaries Kurt Rosenwinkel and Ben Monder, Salamon is forging ahead with a new standard of jazz guitar that is accessible and beyond established categorizations.«
(JAZZ WORD, John Barron, January 2011, USA)

»Almost Almond is a strong release from one of the most interesting guitarists on the European stage. It's an album where Samo Salamon shows a compositional and improvisational energy and lets the melodies grow freely and imaginative in an intense collaboration. In its own quiet way, Salamon helped to expand the framework of the modern guitar trio! …This is another great piece of work from one of the most interesting guitarists in Europe.«
(GEIGER, Jakob Baekgaard, January 2011, Denmark)