Early Jazz: 1980 Trio Session

by Peter Saltzman



These are my earliest professional recordings, at least that I can find. They were recorded in the summer of 1980 at P.S. Recording Studios on the south side of Chicago, with my jazz mentor David Bloom engineering/producing. At 19 years of age, it was a pretty big deal for me, particularly because I was playing with to stalwarts of the Chicago jazz scene, Larry Grey on bass, and Robert Shy on drums.

The tracks included are only the originals from that session: I also recorded two tracks by Randy Weston, but since Bandcamp only allows originals, those aren't included.

You will notice that with the exception of track 2 (After Mal), everything here is a jazz waltz, and a fast jazz waltz at that. Clearly I was into fast jazz waltzes when I was 19.


released January 22, 2013

Music by Peter Saltzman
Peter Saltzman—piano
Larry Grey—bass
Robert Shy—drums

Produced by David Bloom
Recorded at Paul Serano Studios, Chicago



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Peter Saltzman is a composer, pianist, singer, and songwriter residing somewhere near Chicago. His music has been called "brilliant" by the Chicago Tribune, and "powerful stuff" by the Dallas Morning News.

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