Guitarist Sal Salvador
made few albums as a leader during his day – but all of them are a treat, especially this one! The set's a mid 50s outing that features Sal
's guitar in a quartet with Eddie Costa on piano and vibes – and grooving in a lightly swinging style that has some traces of east coast chamber jazz of the time, but which also displays Salvador
's unique fascination with tone, sound, shape, and color! Salvador
has a way of approaching the electric guitar that's like few other players in jazz – sometimes coming on full swing, other times laying back and letting the strings and their sounds shape the progression of tunes on the set. Titles include "Salaman", "I Love You", "Handful Of Stars", "Frivolous Sal
", "Tangerine", "You Could Swing For That", and "All The Things You Are".
(Original red label pressing. Cover has a split top seam, with light wear, some staining, and minor wrinkling on the back. Cover's gloss finish has been peeled off, but the front still looks nice overall)