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Out Of The Blue

by Sala Brothers

Post-bop jazz.All compositions by Joe Sala. Featuring Joe Sala Trumpet Tom Sala Drums Bob Sheppard Tenor Sax Alan Pasqua Piano Dave Carpenter Bass.
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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1. Until Forever
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2. Back in The Day
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3. Soul Steps
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4. Essence
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5. Out Of The Blue
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6. Eternal Flight
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7. Colors and Shades
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The Sala Brothers were born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Long Island as young children.

Joe discovered his true calling, trumpet, at the age of eleven. Tom began drums at the age of ten. Joe, a young trumpet protégé, won numerous music awards including First Trumpet, New York State Orchestra.

As teenagers, Joe & Tom were already working musicians developing their musical vocabulary. They attended Berklee School of Music in Boston.

The Sala Brothers have performed with a vast number of jazz artists, as well as artists from other genres, including the following: Gary Burton, Eddie Harris, Cedar Walton, Victor Feldman, Billy Higgins, John Scofield, Tom Harrell, Claudio Roditi, Billy Childs, Justo Almario, Lionel Hampton, Al Hirt, Buddy DeFranco, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Monty Budwig, Ronnie Cuba, Raul De Souza, Abraham Laboriel, Mike Richmond, Eddie Martinez, Andy & Gerry Gonzalez, Manny Oquendo, Nathan East, Phil Upchurch, Peter Nero, Bruce Conte, Bobby Rodriguez, Ray Armando, Armen Donelian, Eddie Gua Gua Rivera, Frank Malabe, Gene Golden, Charlie Mariano, Billy Drews, John Beasley, Dorothy Donegan, Osamo Kitajima, and George Mraz.

The many vocalists in the Jazz, R&B, Pop and Gospel fields include: Della Reese, Carmen McRae, Al Jarreau, Maureen McGovern, Linda Hopkins, Diane Schuur, Billie Preston, Jennifer Holiday, Ernie Andrews, B.B. King, Jo Dee Messina, Phil Perry, Barbara Morrison, Keb’ Mo’, Dr. John, Paul Anka, Barry Manilow, O.C. Smith, The Temptations and The Four Tops.

They’ve also been seen and heard on the Tonight Show numerous times, as well as many other television shows, with such artists as Al Jarreau, B.B. King, Dr. John, Della Reese, Keb’ Mo’, Jennifer Holiday, Al Hirt and Jo Dee Messina.

Tom Sala performed on 2 Bobby Paunetto Latin Jazz CDs, both of which were nominated for Grammys.

They currently work, record and tour with Della Reese. They have also performed at jazz festivals, various jazz cruises, and numerous gospel concerts. One of the more unusual, yet festive performances included Liz Taylor’s wedding at the Michael Jackson estate.



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Winthrop Bedford, Jazz Improv Magazine

Joe Sala solos absolutely exquisitely.
Joe Sala solos absolutely exquisitely...We get a true understanding of Sala's mastery. The connection between his playing and writing demonstrate his intimate understanding of the bop and post bop traditions. Tom Sala, a great drummer, has tremendous technique, but more importantly, he uses it to express his tremendous musicianship. He provides sensitive support throughout the album-- on each of the solos and during ensembles. Bob Sheppard and Alan Pasqua (demonstrate)their musical mastery...artful composing and soloing of Joe Sala.

Bill Donaldson, Cadence Magazine

Submerged in a deep groove.
Submerged in a deep groove... Joe Sala is ever the lead voice of the quintet, saxophonist Bob Sheppard compliments Sala's tone and clarity of his improvisational logic. ...One musician trading ideas with the other for a synergism that enlarges upon them. All the members of the Sala's group contribute so strongly to the overall sound, that the quintet emerges as one with its oun distinct sound. ...Tom Sala's surging omnipresence an essential characteristic of each track. Sala's trumpet soloing just keeps on coming as it brims with rapid-firing thought and bristles with stylishness. ...It's title describes what was heard Colors & Shades mostly of rich, complex hues drawn with contrast between light and dark. ...Controlled propulsiveness combining tension with, strangely enough, simultaneous relaxation.

Harvey Siders, Jazz Times Magazine

More than exceptional.
More than exceptional.

Jim Santella, L.A. Jazz Scene Paper

Highly recommended for all fans of mainstream jazz.
Joe and Tom Sala lead a stellar quintet in a program of Joe's compositions. He's captured the rhythmic essence of Art Blakey, the soulful lyricism of Horace Silver and the dynamic fire of Freddie Hubbard... They drive straight-ahead with characteristic fire. ...Highly recommended for all fans of mainstream jazz.

Anne Farnsworth, All About Jazz Magazine

Strong solos.
Strong solos... a musical sympatico that only years of playing together can produce.

Bruce Tater, KETR-FM 88.98

The Sala Brothers CD is right up there.
The Sala Brothers CD is right up there on the mainstream/cutting edge of today's music called jazz. Bob Sheppard and Alan Pasqua with them make for exciting listening and contemplative pleasure.

Steve Hahn Music Dir.KUAZ-FM 89.1

A great bunch of tunes.
The Sala Bros. are outstanding and a great bunch of tunes as well.

Vince Outlaw KSDS-FM 88.3

Totally inventive.
Swinging and totally inventive.

Paula Edelstein, All Music Guide

Strong sense of harmony, thoughful phrasings, power, and subtlety.
Joe Sala wrote great compositions that attest to his strong sense of harmony, thoughtful phrasings, power, and subtlety. The Sala Brothers have their fingers on the pulse of modern post-bop jazz while paying homage to its forefathers and past traditions. They've definitely connected with the past, present, and future of the hard bop style of jazz.