Artist Samo Salamon / Manu Codjia / Mikkel Ploug
Title Ives
Release Date Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Genre Jazz > Avant Jazz
Copyright © Samo Records

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Samo Salamon, Manu Codjia & Mikkel Ploug: Ives

The project Ives by SAMO SALAMON, MANU CODJIA & MIKKEL PLOUG features some of the best young jazz guitarists in the world. The leader of the group is according to the magazine Guitar Player one of the hottest 10 new guitarists in the world - SAMO SALAMON (SLOVENIA), accompanied by two amazing guitarists – MANU CODJIA (FRANCE) and MIKKEL PLOUG (DENMARK), both amazing composers and leaders on their own. The music is all originals written mainly by Samo Salamon, but also by Mikkel Ploug and Manu Codjia. The music is a mixture of composed music and improvisation, modern jazz at its best! Samo Salamon is »one of the most talented young guitarists and composers to emerge on today's jazz scene« (Allmusic.com). So far he has recorded and played with many great jazz musicians like John Scofield, Paul McCandless, John Hollenbeck, Mark Turner, MichelGodard, Tim Berne, Dominique Pifarely, Donny McCaslin, Nguyen Le, Drew Gress, Tony Malaby, Mark Helias, Tom Rainey, Dave Binney, Josh Roseman, Gerald Cleaver, Julian Arguelles, John Hebert, Loren Stillman, John O'Gallagher, Carlo DeRosa, Tyshawn Sorey, Bruno Chevillon, Manu Codjia, Mikkel Ploug, Alex Machacek, Matt Brewer, Luciano Biondini, Dejan Terzic, Roberto Dani, Rudi Mahall, and others. So far he has recorded more than 160 original compositions that were released on 16 albums as a leader for labels, such asSteeplechase, Fresh Sound New Talent and Splasch Records.SOME CRITICS:"An adventurous guitarist who continues to find new ways to challenge his instrument by providing new contexts that expand his sound and compositions." (Jakob Baekgaard, AllAboutJazz 2014)"One of the most interesting guitarists in modern jazz who continues to stretch the boundaries of music." (AllAboutJazz 2013)"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." (John Barron, Jazz Word 2011)"Salamon's music is expanding the framework of the modern guitar trio, whereby Salamon is one of the most interesting guitarists in Europe." (Geiger 2011)


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23.09.2014 Official CD release