The Song in Between

The Song in Between

Peter Saltzman · The Song In Between-09_16_2020 Lyrical Improvisation The song in between what? In between all of the other non-song stuff that happens?  That can’t be it because I really think of all my improvisations as extended songs—tunes that go beyond...
Dark Morning, Take 1

Dark Morning, Take 1

Painterly Space in Time Torrents of Rivulets With the low, slow, and even rhythm opening Peter’s piece I build the image from the bottom up with mostly large dark marks leading to the first high trill, which I am able to hit on cue with a burst from the canned air gun...
Jazz Counterpoint 101

Jazz Counterpoint 101

Jazz counterpoint? What, like Bach meets Herbie Hancock? Well, yes. Sort of. First, let me be clear: I am obsessed with Bach and counterpoint. Obsessed? Maybe you should listen to the Venting in Two-Part Inventions episode of my podcast, which, by the way, is built...