An Award-Winning Master of Genre-Busting Music, Composer-Pianist-Vocalist Peter Saltzman Has Produced Everything From Whimsical One-Minute songs to Brilliant Improvisations to Complex but Accessible Orchestral Scores.

“Imaginative…brilliant”—Chicago Tribune

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Intro to Peter Saltzman

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Provocative Podcast

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Improvisations on the Ledge is a podcast about what’s really going on inside the music. For both serious listeners and serious musicians.

Improvisations On the Ledge Returns!

Yes, the provocative podcast returns with a new “theme.” It’s improvised verbal and pianistic performance art of the highest order!

IOTL S2-E7: Planned Chance

IOTL S2-E7: Planned Chance

My plan was to dive into Part 2 of my “End of Melody Episode,“ but by chance, I rolled the dice and came up with something completely different. Unplanned, but fated to be this way? Possibly.

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“Improvisations on The Ledge is a must for musicians, composers, music fans, artists, and indeed anyone with an interest in and appreciation for organic music and creative expression in their purest forms.”

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Deep Music

Jazz? Classical? Pop? Avant-Garde? No, just great music.

All together. Like it’s meant to be!

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“Just Plain Genius

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Anatomy of a Badass Bob Dylan Cover

Anatomy of a Badass Bob Dylan Cover

Or Why Most Covers Don't Uncover Anything New   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 playing with my son Emanuel (5 at the time.) He was playing his toy bongos. I was on the somewhat-in-tune Acrosonic spinnet in the living room.  And as usual, when it was playtime with the kids, I was trying to not-so-surreptitiously sneak in a little "me time." In this case composing, or, more accurately, arranging.I had, for reasons I don't quite remember, decided to...

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“A Genius Musical Craftsman”

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Painted Piano?

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Introducing Piano Sketches

Watch and listen as painter Jeremy Harrison and pianist Peter Saltzman perform duets—across art forms!

A Pop Arty Abstraction

This trippy Jeremy Harrison painting, improvised on Peter Saltzman’s solo piano improvisation Poppy Asymmetric Bounce, perfectly captures the color and whimsy of the music.

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Dark Blues Landscape

Dark Blues Landscape

A short, bluesy piano improvisation yields a beautiful dark blue landscape in record time. Jeremy needed to really strategize before going to work in order to paint this, our first representational effort.

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