"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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SAMO SALAMON & ALJOSA JERIC QUARTET: Mamasaal feat. Mark Turner (2008)
(Dometra Records)

Mark Turner - tenor sax
Samo Salamon - guitar
Matt Brewer - bass
Aljosa Jeric - drums

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Night Thoughts
Internal Affairs
Pale But Beautiful
Make The Duck Sound
Elephants On Holidays
Happy Girl
The Shy One
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»Salamon's playing, in particular, raises this date above the level of merely competent. While he is note-perfect on the complicated melodic lines of the compositions, his solos hit the beat in an approximate way. This creates a kind of tension that derives from a venerable jazz-guitar lineage, reaching back to Melvin Sparks and James Blood Ulmer, transmuted through Pat Metheny's bell-like clarity.«
(ALLABOUTJAZZ, Jeff Dayton Johnson, April 2009, USA)

»Salamon composes and improvises with unforced originality!«
(NYC JAZZ RECORD, Tom Greenland, April 2010, USA)

»Salamon's phrasing is entirely his own, and it's true to say that in a more general sense he shows no overt influence, as if he's sprung fully formed onto the scene.«
(ALLABOUTJAZZ, Nic Jones, March 2009, USA)

»Samo Salamon is an adventurer in more ways than one. As a guitar player he is constantly in search of the new, finding it in unexpected harmonic concepts and in the development and fulfillment of the themes. He also chooses to play with different musicians on his recordings, thus opening the doors to a fresh world of ideas.«
(ALLABOUTJAZZ, Jerry D'Souza, February 2009, USA)

»Salamon's gift for writing entrancing lines.«
(ALLABOUTJAZZ, John D'Workin, February 2009, USA)

»Salamon's guitar is breezy, providing a calm sea over which tenor saxophonist Turner can sing, swoon and squawk. But stiff peaks emerge from Salamon's ocean, sparking bright pinpricks of sound that roll into quick, almost inaudible, lines.«
(ALLABOUTJAZZ, Matt Marshall, February 2009, USA)

»Thoughtful and thought-provoking!«
(ALLABOUTJAZZ, Mark F. Turner, February 2009, USA)

»Creativity, freshness and inspiration!«
(RTVSLO, Dusan Jesih, February 2009, Slovenia)

»The compositions show a strong variety and harmonic challenges as a starting point for improvisations. A fresh young European guitarist who should deserve more attention!«
(KIND OF BLUE, Hans Bernd Kittlaus, Dezember 2009, Germany)

»Fruitful, productive and virtuosic, Samo Salamon belongs to the group of young guitarists who discover new land…Salamon plays with all the elements of the modern – crazy grooves, harmonic tricks, surprising melodies and high instrumental knowledge, heart and soul, avantgarde inquisity and passionate feeling!«
(JAZZZEITUNG, Tobias Boecker, February 2009, Germany)