Dom Salvador born on September 12,1938, is a renowned Brazilian jazz musician with extensive international experience as accompanist of MPB acts like Elis Regina, Quarteto em Cy, Jorge Ben, Edu Lobo, Rosinha de Valença, Sílvia Telles, and Elza Soares. His Rio 65 Trio, which had maybe the best Brazilian drummer of all time, Edison Machado, recorded a couple of albums, one of them in Germany.
His musical and political research led him to be a precursor of the Black Rio movement, putting together the musicians who would later form the homonymous band. At 12 he was already playing in an orchestra in his hometown. At 23 he was already famous there and decided to move to São Paulo. He became the pianist of the Lancaster nightclub, the meeting point of the city's jazz musicians. Joining the Copa Trio, he moved to Rio and played in the famous jazz scene Beco Das Garrafas (Rio's 52nd Street), where he accompanied the then novice artists Elis Regina, Quarteto em Cy, and Jorge Ben. In 1965, he formed the Rio 65 Trio, with bassist Sérgio Barroso and drummer Edison Machado, which performed around and recorded Rio 65 Trio in the same year. In 1966, the trio toured Europe, accompanying Edu Lobo, Rosinha de Valença, Silvia Telles, and Rubens Bassini through nine countries.
The trio recorded an album in Germany that included Salvador's "Meu Fraco é Café Forte." In the same year, Salvador played in the U.S., returning there again while accompanying Elza Soares. After a while he retired from the artistic scene and traveled while researching music and formed the black-only group Abolição, which was the core of the movement, and Band Black Rio.
The group recorded the album Som, Sangue E Raça - Dom Salvador e Abolição in 1971. In 1986, he recorded another album with a new trio, Dom Salvador Trio. After that, he settled in the U.S.
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Fonte -All Music Guide