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by Sālongo

This 7 piece Afro-Cuban/Brazilian group combines the rhythmic drive of Mongo Santamaria, the rhythms of Brazil and the commercial appeal of Santana.
Genre: Jazz: Afro-Cuban Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. (Brasilian Sunset
4:54 album only
2. Being Here With You
5:26 album only
3. Search For Truth
5:02 album only
4. Nymphs Of The Sudan
5:55 album only
5. Touch
4:40 album only
6. My Little Suede Shoes
4:17 album only
7. New Rules
4:50 album only
8. Midnight Rain
4:45 album only
9. Just So You Know
5:58 album only


Album Notes
-Critic’s Voice-

…, they draw from both the mainstream and latino jazz tradition with inspiration, a personal style, & certainly deliver the music with an indomitable spirit.
- George W Carroll -
The Musicians' Ombudsman

Two goals, among others, of the band are to honor the rhythms of Mongo Santamaria and to imbue its music with a commercial appeal. On this front they have succeeded.
- Walter Kolosky -

…, this is a bouncy, party record with a lot of drive that is sure to accent any urban or urban flavored gathering. With some solid jazz chops at the core, this is a fine find for contemporary jazzbos on the hunt for something new.
- Chris Spector, Editor and Publisher -
Midwest Record

Containing sizzling new charts and a fiery performance from the band, this self-titled CD just might be the best Latin jazz album of the year.
- Edward Blanco -

The eight Allen originals and one Charlie Parker standard are all done with a high degree of taste rarely exhibited in today’s jazz. This Latin disc is well worth picking up.
- Thomas R. Erdmann -

Their invigorating jazz will cause involuntary spasms of the feet, neck, and hands. The music will make you want to move.
- Gray Hunter -
Blogcritics Magazine

The band,… leans more toward a smoother blend of Latin jazz than authentic, brassy roots music. Yet, that’s exactly what makes their modern interpretations palatable for the masses. There’s plenty to like about this CD
- Nancy Ann Lee -
Jazz & Blues Magazine

This zesty disc mixes small-combo jazz with occasional nods of fusion and world-beat. Trumpeter, composer and bandleader Eddie Allen describes it as an Afro-Cuban/Brazilian group, but, in truth, it’s that and more.
An engaging, fresh project that’s not overly long or overly dramatic.
- Ross Boissonea -
Jazziz Magazine

Salongo is the creation of trumpeter Eddie Allen, a septet with the heart of an orchestra. A Latin fire generated from the exciting rhythm section and a slick, smooth jazz approach to the upbeat melodies that keeps this debut recording for the group burning with non-stop energy.
- Paul J. Youngman - KJA Advocate for VINILEMANIA.NET



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Experienced it Live...
I saw these guys last night, and I must say this CD is just the tip of the iceberg! Masters of their individual instruments, they are a tight unit as well and play off each other beautifully! Eddie's arrangements on the CD and live
are perfectly crafted. Easily one of the best shows I've seen this year and CD's I've picked up in the last few years.