Ameen Saleem’s main inspiration comes from jazz, but his music cannot be limited to a particular genre.
For years he has played with Roy Hargrove’s Quintet and his Big Band, and is one of the most talented bass players on the international jazz scene. His debut album “The Groove Lab,” released in October 2015, was recorded in New York and produced by the Italian label Jando Music in collaboration with Via Veneto Jazz
The album’s title refers to the endless search for new sounds and rhythms, a search that cuts across genres and styles. A real “groove lab” where Ameen has assembled a stellar cast of musicians to play his original compositions.
The album has been conceived as a showcase of all Ameen’s musical influences, a kitchen where–with Ameen as Master Chef–one will find all the ingredients necessary to create a tasty and groovy NY meal melding jazz, soul and funky.
Last Autumn “The Groove Lab” jumped to number 10 ranking of pre-sales on iTunes, and has been broadcast on many national radio shows in Italy and France..