Today, the new music of Jimmy Saa can be best described as modern day salsa classics. What separates singer and percussionist Jimmy Saa's salsa from that of the rest is his ability to manage superlative arrangements, killer instrumentation and crown it with his impeccable delivery. Saa, who has worked with high caliber bands like La Octava Dimensión, La Suprema Corte, Yuri Buenaventura and Grupo Niche, has learned how to harness his power and release it at optimum moments. His extended "Intros" for his songs are so well crafted and chock full of swing that you just know that you're in for an extraordinary ride.
His first album release was Tempestad in 2004, which became an instant classic. Three stunning tracks (“Saa Libre”, “Tempestad”, and “La Primera Dama”) embody the passion of the music that is salsa. His follow up album, Golpe Original, released in 2007, offers tremendous hits. Listen to the highly charged salsa "Mi Tierra" with its porro nuance — you can feel the boil about to surface throughout this gem. This is modern salsa at it's finest. It doesn't get much better than this. "Mujer Colibri" is almost too good to be a pop salsa number.
Saa, very much a man of Colombia, brushes the indigenous flavors of his country into the nooks and crannies of his songs. And on Golpe Original he goes even further by incorporating his "Mosaico Folclore De Pacifico" — a modern take on roots material. ~ Jimmy Saa, SalsaBlvd