SoSaLa a “Musician with Attitude (MwA)”



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SoSaLa joined two musicians rights organizations:

Independent Musicians Alliance (IMA) and the Recording Academy (Grammys).


We’re getting closer to the new CD SoSaLa 1993 release. Adam Reifsteck has started to master the “NO WAVE’ tracks. Featuring NY musicians guitarist Mark C of Live Skull, sax player Peter Gordon (LOVE OF LIFE ORCHESTRA), bassist David Motamed (CELL/DAS DAMEN), a.o.. Recorded and mixed by Martin Bisi at BISI STUDIOS in Brooklyn, in 1993.

SoSaLa with Japanese fan


Good to see fans wearing the SoSaLa t-shirt in public. This time it’s Chris Coluzzi, a passionate punk, heavy metal, indie rock drummer and Elvin Jones student, who took a walk with SoSaLa in Riverside Park, New York. Do you like the t-shirt? If yes, order and purchase the t-shirt here:

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SoSaLa decided to release a mini album this year. Music he recorded in 1993. With NY musicians Mark C (g, Live Skull), David Motamed (bass, CELL/DAS DAMEN/The Royal Arctic Institute), Peter Gordon (tenor sax, jew’s harp, LOVE OF LIVE ORCHESTRA), James Lo (drums, Live Skull). SoSaLa on soprano sax, flute, organ and voice. No tenor sax playing this time!
Recorded and mixed by his favorite engineer Martin Bisi at BC Studios. The album will be called SoSaLa 1992 and released on DooBeeDoo Rec. The music is still fresh and exiting to listen to. It documents very well how SoSaLa made music at that time which was NO WAVE (indie-progressive-noise rock).
This will be a limited edition again. 
This might be the photo of the cover…..


Just Jazz After The darkSoSaLa on air January 13, 2022Maker Parker Radio show “Just Jazz After Dark” w. host John Pietaro.

Track: Enough Is Enough

Stream here:


SoSaLa Nu World Trashed CD (Limited Edition) Out NOW!!

BUY Domestic (US):

BUY International (from Amazon US):

Press Release here:

Nu World Trashed Recent CD Reviews

“Overall, the saxophonist jubilantly radiates a third- world spirit, brimming with urban soundscapes.” – Glenn Astarita (ALL ABOUT JAZZ)

(NEW) ALL ABOUT JAZZ (NY) CD review – 9/9/2021 by Glenn Astarita:

Jazzwise (UK) CD on-line review (May 2021 edition)

JazzWise review

Lucid Culture/ New York Music Daily CD review – 2/22/2021:


London Jazz News (UK) CD review – 2/15/2021 by Fiona MacTaggart:




DooBeeDooBeeDoo NY CD review – 12/19/2020 by Dawoud Kringle:


MFM SPEAKS OUT  Podcast Interview


NYS Music Interview  by Sal Cataldi (11/5/2020)

“Musicians For Musicians Founder Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi is the personification of the activist-musician. He’s got the high-energy, super creative foreign import that keeps New York City’s melting pot, eternally percolating.” –  Sal Cataldi

Interview: Musicians For Musicians Founder Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

About SoSaLa

” I went to see the musician, Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi a few nights ago, and I must say,

Billy Harper, Morana Mesic and Sohrab
Bill Harper, his wife and Sohrab

that I was totally impressed by his honesty and sincerity. That’s perhaps one of the things that is missing in many practitioners of the music. It was quite refreshing to experience his concert presentation.

PS. It is sometimes good to get “outside of oneself” and see what someone else may be experiencing about his music.” – Legendary jazz man Billy Harper (January 9th, 2018)

SoSaLa is a proud musician. He’s passionate about music and cares for musicians and their social-political issues.

On and off stage SoSaLa advocates that music is not free! It has value. Good quality music is produced by hard work. Musicians need to get compensated for their work, because music is “work” and goes hand in hand with business.

Since 1979 SoSaLa has been on the bandwagon. Releasing a couple of LPs, CDs and music videos. Touring Japan, Europe, the US and Hong Kong. He knows the world and experienced the power of music many times in his long career.

For almost four decades he’s been polishing his craft and sound. Sohrab’s sax sounds like nobody else’s. His sound touches people’s hearts around the world. He’s not only an original player and composer, but also a great entertainer on stage. He interacts smoothly with his audience and let them even participate in his concert.

This is how SoSaLa and his band SADATO GROUP sounded in 1984….

Here is how SoSaLa sounds now with his music project SoSaLa in 2018:

A SoSaLa concert review:

Photo by Clara Aich

…This was chamber music, infused with subtle elements of performance art. Yet, it would have worked just as well in a large venue. Each musician brought their own strengths to the mix: Saadat constantly moving forward with his unique vision, Belmont adding depths of familiar yet unexpected colors and textures, Haghtalab bringing his sublime musical poetry, and Baba Don with his authoritative presence and worldly wise manner.The purpose was to create an inner experience for the audience, a musical excursion in the places where cultures overlap, and new emotions are felt. And the concert was a success. The audience went away knowing they’d bore witness to a rare and beautiful event. By Dawoud Kringle (DooBeeDooBeeDoo NY, Jauary 19, 2018)


Freedom, as in civil liberties and free jazz, is the word that best captures “Nu World Trash,” the irrepressible debut by SoSaLa, the intercontinental collective led by Iranian saxophonist and activist Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. Boasting a formidable musical résumé, Ladjevardi has worked with everyone from Malian pop star Salif Keita to Ornette Coleman and Bachir Attar of Morocco’s Master Musicians of Jajouka. – By Bill Friskics-Warren (The Washington Post, March 12, 2012)

Ladjevardi merges his inward-looking persona with the jazz vernacular and a world music vibe. He chants and hollers when getting his point across, relating to a thematic forum where he scrutinizes his Iranian roots. By Glenn Astarita (all about jazz, April 18, 2012)