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by Victor Samalot

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    Original compositions drawing from Latin, World and Jazz genres with an organic vibe!
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Mofongo 01:38
Cafe Puerto Rico (free) 04:19
Esperanza 04:13
El Torero 04:29
Struttin 02:45
La Plaza 04:32


Original compositions drawing from Latin, World and Jazz genres with an organic vibe


released September 25, 2017

©2017 Victor Samalot / TSM Productions -
Tough Stream Music (BMI)
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Victor Samalot - Guitars
Bobbi Holt - Bass guitar, Keyboards
Darrell Nutt - Drums on Tracks 3, 7
Larry Salzman - Percussion on Tracks 1, 4,6, 7
Daniel Silva - Percussion on Track 2
Yatziv Caspi - Percussion on Track 3


"Esperanza delivers 9 exceptional and moving tracks. The listener is either moving in their seat, dancing, or emotionally
moved to the realms of passion" (Sage Satori - Northcoast Voice Magazine / Geneva, OH USA)

Victor Samalot injects to each song fire and much cadence.
"Esperanza" is organic, mystical, effervescent and with unparalleled quality. (DJ El Chino - Solar Latin Club / Cali, Colombia)

With nine tracks offered up on Esperanza, one great tune after another just poured out of the speakers. It was like Victor picked up his guitar and never put it down. The flow and pace that he sets right from the start is like a river that knows exactly where it is going. Esperanza is a work of art and I hope that Mr. Samalot decides to keep going in this direction because he certainly has the mojo to play any type of Latin flavored music and make a direct impact on a listener.
(Keith Hannaleck - MuzikMan Reviews - December 2017 / Adams, MA)

There’s one thing that truly SHINES through on guitarist Victor’s nine-song EP… JOY! (Rotcod / Improvijazzation Nation)

What better way to keep things warm and joyful as autumn steps into view than with nine brand new compositions from guitarist extraordinaire Victor Samalot? The music has the rhythm and swagger to lift you out of your seasonal haze. His unique style of playing comes with so much skill and a mesmerising fusion of speed and delicacy that it’s a pure pleasure to experience. (Rebecca Cullen / Stereo Stickman - October 2017)

Esperanza is one of those albums you will never tire of; it has flare and charm and also manifests a wonderful sense of ambience as well. Esperanza is a collection of songs, created by Victor Samalot, a man who clearly loves to play from his soul and create a truly vivacious and pulsating rhythms. An album you’re never going to want to put down. (Steve Sheppard - One World Music Radio / UK)


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Victor Samalot Ohio

After a great run with his Rock - Fusion group RARE BLEND (1994-2010), Victor started performing as a solo guitarist in 2010 combining Jazz, Latin, Rock, Ambient and even improvising on the spot with his Looping and effect pedals. Some of Victor's Guitar influences are Carlos Santana, Jesse Cook, Jeff Beck, Craig Chaquico, Ottmar Liebert, Phil Keaggy, and others.... ... more


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