#MusicAintFree – #MusicHasValue!


Lucid Culture/ New York Music Daily CD review – 2/22/2021: https://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/sosola/

London Jazz News (UK) CD review – 2/15/2021 by Fiona MacTaggart:  https://londonjazznews.com/2021/02/15/sosala-nu-world-trashed/




MFM SPEAKS OUT Podcast Interview


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

Nine new and unpublished tracks from 2014 to 2020. Mostly instrumental. One protest song w. legendary BLM activist, educator, author and MC Dr. Cornel West on voice. The music is a mix of protest song, electronica, jazz, blues, contemporary, improv and world trashy music.


SoSaLa’s  main intention of this new release is to give his fans and his community (here in America and around the world) some hope for better times ahead.

He strongly believes that humans have to rethink their position in Nature. Learning from the pandemic and how to deal with it is the most important thing to accomplish.

The Coronavirus is not our enemy. That’s fake news!!! On the contrary, the pandemic is reminding us that we’re a part of Nature. Humanity and compassion are the magic terms to overcome the virus.

Detailed info here: https://sohrab.info/press-2/

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

“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: https://sohrab.info/SoSaLa

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)

Older ones…

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)