07/29/2020: Trippy 1980s Vibe

07/29/2020: Trippy 1980s Vibe

Uncollected Pop (Volume 1: 1988-1991) by Peter Saltzman My son, Emanuel, loves the trippy 1980s vibe of this tune. And indeed, when I recorded it back in 1988, that’s what I was going for. Well, not so much the 1980s part as the trippy part. I do love creating...
7/27/20: Short Songs that Feel Complete

7/27/20: Short Songs that Feel Complete

One Human Minute by Peter Saltzman Short songs that feel complete, that don’t feel like a prelude or set up to something longer are a challenge. Does this one, from my album One Human Minute work? Methinks it does. But then again, I’m using the word...
Track-of-the Day: Indeterminacy

Track-of-the Day: Indeterminacy

07/26/2020 This track, from my Kabbalah Blues/Quantum Funk (2000) is a kind of -free-for-all study in musical quantum weirdness. Although it is tightly structured around the two themes stated right at the beginning, there are a lot of semi-random clashes between the...
7/28/20: Long-Form Free Improvisations that Feel Short

7/24/20: A Highly Melodic Improvisation

This is a good example of highly melodic improvisation. It comes from the first volume of my ongoing and occasional series, Piano Diaries. The challenge for me is to create accessible, relatable improvisations that don’t sound like new age, smooth jazz,...