SAMO ŠALAMON, TONY MALABY & ROBERTO DANI – Traveling Moving Breathing / Clean Feed Records, 2018 / CD, digital / jazz / Slovenija, USA, Italija
Samo Šalamon is “one of the most talented and interesting young guitarists and composers to emerge on today’s jazz scene” (AllAboutJazz), 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 composed more than 200 compositions and recorded 21 albums as a leader for labels Clean Feed Records (Portugal), Fresh Sound New Talent (Spain), Splasch Records (Italy), Steeplechase Records (Denmark), Sanje Recordings (Slovenia), Klopotec (Slovenia) and Goga Records (Slovenia). So far he has played, toured and recorded with many great international players like John Scofield, Paul McCandless, John Hollenbeck, Mark Turner, Michel Godard, Nguyen Le, Drew Gress, Tony Malaby, Mark Helias, Tom Rainey, Tim Berne, Donny McCaslin, Dave Binney, Josh Roseman, Gerald Cleaver, John Hebert, Julian Arguelles, Dominique Pifarely, Carlo DeRosa, Tyshawn Sorey, Bruno Chevillon, Stefano Battaglia, Christian Lillinger, Pascal Niggenkemper, Matt Brewer, Loren Stillman, John O’Gallagher, Mikkel Ploug, Manu Codjia, Alex Machacek, Sabir Mateen, Kariem Riggins, Luciano Biondini, Jim Mullen, Dejan Terzić, Rudi Mahall, Fareed Haque, Don Falzone, Rudy Linka, Tim Brady, Paolino Dalla Porta, Ares Tavolazzi, Roberto Dani, Wilbert De Joode, Joris Teepe, Bruno Cesselli, Zlatko Kaučič, Salvatore Maiore, Kyle Gregory, Emanuele Cisi, Gianluca Petrella, Achille Succi, Steve Altenberg, Yayoi Ikawa, Kruno Levačić, Igor Lumpert, Dušan Novakov, Andrea Allione, Axel Dörner, Uli Jennesen, Loris Bertot, Nicolas Muresu, Jan Rhoder, Danilo Gallo, Dejan Pečenko, Alex Deutsch, Luigi Mosso, Aya Shimura, Francesco Bigoni, Giorgio Pacorig, Vasko Atanasovski, Robert Jukič, Jure Pukl, Nino Mureškič, Aljoša Jerič, Boštjan Gombač, Igor Matković, Dre Hočevar, Domen Gnezda, Bojan Krhlanko and others… … … For more info, please, visit: Samo Salamon Website (http://www.samosalamon.com/biography.html)
Tony Malaby (born January 12, 1964 in Tucson, Arizona) is a jazz tenor saxophonist. Malaby moved to New York City in 1995 and has played with several notable jazz groups, including Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, Paul Motian’s Electric Bebop Band, Mark Helias’s Open Loose, Fred Hersch’s Trio + 2 and Walt Whitman project, and bands led by Mario Pavone, Chris Lightcap, Bobby Previte, Tom Varner, Marty Ehrlich, Angelica Sanchez, Mark Dresser, and Kenny Wheeler. Other collaborators have included Tom Rainey, Christian Lillinger, Ben Monder, Eivind Opsvik, Nasheet Waits and Michael Formanek. His first album as a co-leader was Cosas with Joey Sellers… … … Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Malaby)
Since the beginning of his career, Roberto Dani has pursued a very particular musical research on the drumset; Most of his work is based on improvisation and the borders between improvised and written music. In particular, on his Solo performances he investigates the relantionships between sound/body/space. He focused mostly on interdisciplinary relationship with other art’s languages and performed with dancers as in “Mobiles“, “Duell(O)” based on a chess duel against a pianist played on an interactive chessboard, In the contemporary opera “Il Sogno di una cosa” as a percussionist/performer, commissioned to composer Mauro Montalbetti and Ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi conducted by Carlo Boccadoro. In contemporary theatre’s shows like “Luce Nera” and “Non ricominciamo la guerra di Troia” (for six drums ensemble and actress Patricia Zanco), Stefano Benni‘s “Baldanders“, “Oscillazioni” by Vitaliano Trevisan and composed original music for some of Trevisan‘s theatre’s works such as Quattro Stanze con bagno and Solo RH. Recently, together with Paolo Fresu and others, he took part of the soundtrack recording of last Ermanno Olmi‘s movie masterpiece “Torneranno i prati” dedicated to World War I. He also recorded ballet music for Teatro La Scala commissioned to composer Carlo Boccadoro… … … For more info, please, visit: Roberto Dani Website (http://www.robertodani.com/?lang=en)
First of all, in the case of the album “Traveling Moving Breathing“, we meet three top artists, instrumentalists, who in jazz improvisation form perfectly understand one another. They do not compete with their instruments, they are harmoniously complemented by giving enough room for each of the three to come to full artistic expression. Their instruments, in addition to regular roles, got a much harder task, they had to go out of their regular abilities. At moments, the sound of their instruments gets an expression that is inherited by some other instruments.
These three musicians have a musical conversation characteristic of old well-known friends, whose eyes are enough to convey a message to one another. Their music is expressive, full of emotions and dynamics. Such a superb musical work can only be created by artists with great experience, those who have a great “mileage” behind them, who have experienced music from its various sides – courageously and without any fear – crossing its innumerable pathless limits.
The music from this album requires the listener’s full attention. You can not predict what’s waiting for you at its next moment. The musical ideas that these three musicians are submitting to are unpredictable and are the result of their great inspiration, which they have been forced to share with the creative moment in which these compositions were made.
The albums by Solo Salamon I have been already reviewed (and without intending to diminish the significance of other participants in his project), I would like to say that the way that Samo expresses his music is always fresh and inexhaustible.
SAMO ŠALAMON, TONY MALABY & ROBERTO DANI – “Traveling Moving Breathing” – 1. Dephony ; 2. Moving Target ; 3. Breathing ; 4. Grey Matter ; 5. Traveling Without Motion ; 6. Too Much ; 7. Kei’s Dream ; 8. Arnold ; 9. Pedro Is Clean
Foto: Marjan Laznik (Fotomedia.si)
Tuzla, Bosna i Hercegovina