IOTL S3-E3: The Theme Dream Machine

IOTL S3-E3: The Theme Dream Machine

Musical themes seem to emerge from the sonic abyss almost by their own volition. But where do they come from? Are they elusive attempts to describe the moment? State of musical mind? Emotion translated into sound? Or are they just, as I discussed in the previous...
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...
Hello, Keith Jarrett

Hello, Keith Jarrett

Best of Piano Diaries by Peter Saltzman I was with either my ex-girlfriend or my dad when I first went to a Keith Jarrett concert. Either way, she was there, which may be the reason why it was also the last.  I should go again. I was 15—beginning my sophomore year in...