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Peter Saltzman

It started at age 4, seated at the piano. A single note that moved and morphed through the years, becoming Peter’s unique musical language. His organic fusion of qualities—the distinctiveness and improvisation of jazz, the soul of blues, and the compositional technique of Bach, Beethoven, and other classical composers—led to an emergence of new sounds, a new feel, a new purpose. Peter’s broad career in the music industry as composer, pianist, singer- songwriter, and entrepreneur started as a budding teenage jazz musician in Chicago. He studied jazz at the Bloom School of Jazz (Chicago, IL), majored in jazz at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), and majored in composition and piano at Eastman School of Music (Rochester NY)

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Top 25 "Recommended" Album Reviews: 2016

Read "Top 25 "Recommended" Album Reviews: 2016" reviewed by Michael Ricci

All About Jazz tracks how often an album review is recommended, and the reviews listed below represent our top 25 published in 2016. Local Color University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One 2014-15 by Jack Bowers Published: February 9, 2016 Blues, Ballads, and Beyond: ...

Blues, Preludes & Feuds

Label: Salt Muse Inc.
Released: 2016

Blues, Preludes and Feuds

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Overt? Sure!; Recitative; Blues for the End of Time; Or Not Blues; Prelude #0 (The Theme); Fued #0 (The Counter-Theme); Postlude #0; Two-Part Invention; Signify; Ostinato Asymmetrique; The Veiled Theme; Lullaby; The Other Theme; Ostinato Improvisique; Contention in E; Fanatical in A; Temporary Cessation of Hostilities; Amazing Grace; Bach Prelude #1 (remix); Bach Fuge #2-ish; Fantasy on Bach Fugue #2; Star Spangled Minor; Prevaricate; Similitude; Prelude and Feud #1; Eggman's Lament; Blues en Français.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Peter Saltzman: Blues, Preludes and Feuds

Read "Blues, Preludes and Feuds" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Solo piano albums have the special place in the cannon of improvised music as a mode of presentation and holds an honored place in jazz; the history could even be traced to music predating the origins of the genre. In mechanical terms, it has not changed, one musical artist sitting at the piano for well over ...

Things Better Left Said

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2008

Kabbalah Blues/Quantum Funk

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2008


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