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...
Anatomy of a Badass Bob Dylan Cover

Anatomy of a Badass Bob Dylan Cover

Or Why Most Covers Don’t Uncover Anything New   Unollected Pop (Volume 2: 2001-2005) by Peter Saltzman This is my badass cover of the Bob Dylan classic, Blowing In The Wind. The original idea for the groove and pedal-point in the bass came when I was...
08/01/2020: Not by Danny Elfman

08/01/2020: Not by Danny Elfman

Big Ass Orchestral Cues by Peter Saltzman Not by Danny Elfman This track is not by Danny Elfman. You remember Danny Elfman. He wrote several dark noirish movie scores for Batman films and the like back in the 1990s. Also Spiderman 2, and others. Like me, he’s also a...
07/31/2020: To Compose or Improvise?

07/31/2020: To Compose or Improvise?

TRE Jazz Quartet Live 1999 by Peter Saltzman To compose or improvise. That’s the question? Composing and improvising are often thought of as two sides of the same coin. Composition, we say, is written down improvisation. Improvisation is spontaneous composition....
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...