Friday, December 4, 2009

Mark Saltman: Yesterday's Man Finds Inspriation in Socially Relevant Events

Mark Saltman Interview at

Finding Inspiration in Socially Relevant Events Article by: Susan Frances

The duo of bassist Mark Saltman and keyboardist William Knowles makes music that finds optimism through the crackles made by life’s sorrow and despair. Saltman draws inspiration for his compositions from such tragedies as the devastation of New Orleans after being hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the scars left by The Holocaust which prompted the title track for the duo’s latest CD, Yesterday’s Man. Accompanied by vocalist Lori Williams-Chisholm, Yesterday’s Man is club-room jazz with music that is warm and intimate massaging an upward slant etched into every track. Yesterday’s Man is the follow up to the group’s debut disc and features the crisp rattling beats of pan-steel player Victor Provost and drummer Jimmy “Junebug” Jackson. Saltman describes how the recording of Yesterday’s Man came together and the group’s aspirations for their music.

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