Puerto Rican Bassist Sammy Morales Recreates Stories, Tales and Songs… Puerto Rican bassist Sammy Morales recreates his “Stories, Tales and Songs” in his recent CD. Mixing jazz with the flavor from Puerto Rico, Argentina and Spain, he creates a unique sound with his band SM Quinteto. “Sammy Morales, with his SM Quinteto, has composed and produced a sophisticated compilation of original material “, claims James Nadal for All About Jazz.
For Latin Jazz Network, Wiibert Sostre wrote: “Sammy Morales has been for years, one of the most respected musicians in the Puerto Rico music scene, and a bassist with vast experience playing with some of the most recognized pop artists in the island. Morales’ distinct, sharp bass sound carries the melodies in “El Reposo”, a piece with influences of smooth jazz and funk, with similarities to the music of Bob James. Morales always display a sixth sense for timing, rhythm and harmonic structure that creates a balance in his playing. Already known as one of the best bassist in Puerto Rico, with the storytelling compositions of “Historias, Cuentos y Canciones”, Morales reveals himself as an accomplished composer and arranger.”