IOTL S3-E3: The Theme Dream Machine

IOTL S3-E3: The Theme Dream Machine

Three Sides of A Musical Coin In this highly accessible solo piano program, I creatively blend three musical traditions—classical, jazz, and pop—into one. Combining my own compositions and well-known works by composers like J.S. Bach, John Coltrane, and John Lennon...
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...
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...