Dom Salvador

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Dom Salvador, (born 1938 in Rio Claro) stage name of Salvador da Silva Filho, is a Brazilian jazz/MPB pianist most notable for his Rio 65 Trio that featured the Brazilian jazz drummer Edison Machado and bassist Sergio Barrozo.[1] He also did tours of Europe with musicians like Sylvia Telles. In May 1976, he recorded his one and only American jazz album, My Family, for Muse Records in New York City. Over his long career, he has performed with musicians like Rubens Bassini, Jorge Ben, Elza Soares and Elis Regina, to name a few. In later life he formed the a trio[2]

He currently holds residency in Brooklyn, New York, at the River Cafe, and has done so since 1977.


As leader[edit]

  • Salvador Trio (Mocambo, 1965)
  • Rio 65 Trio (Philips, 1965)
  • Som, Sangue e Raca (CBS, 1971)
  • My Family (Muse, 1976)
  • Dom Salvador Trio (Imagem, 1995)
  • Tristeza (, 2002)
  • Transition with Duduka da Fonseca, Rogerio Botter Maio (Lua, 2003)
  • The Art of Samba Jazz (Salmarsi, 2010)

As sideman[edit]

With Victor Assis Brasil

  • Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim (Quartin, 1970)
  • Esperanto (Tapecar, 1976)

With Robin Kenyatta

  • Nomusa (Muse, 1975)
  • Take the Heat Off Me (Jazz Dance, 1979)

With Herbie Mann

  • Sunbelt (Atlantic, 1978)
  • Mellow (Atlantic, 1981)

With Lloyd McNeill

  • Treasures (Baobab, 1976)
  • Tori (Baobab, 1978)
  • Elegia (Baobab, 1980)

With Dom Um Romao

  • Dom Um Romao (Muse, 1974)
  • Spirit of the Times (Muse, 1975)
  • Hotmosphere (Pablo, 1976)

With others


  1. ^ Kassel, Matthew (9 November 2018). "The Lounge Pianist Who Invented Samba Funk". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Neder, Alvaro. "Dom Salvador Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-06-24.

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