John Salmon, pianist

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John Salmon Plays Brubeck

John Salmon Plays Brubeck

(Naxos 8.559212)

"The performance on this disc by John Salmon is of the highest caliber. He plays beautifully, both with precision and expertise, and pulls the most out of each note. His facility at the keyboard is wonderful. If a better performance of these works can be done, I would be amazed... this disc is truly excellent. The music is a joy. The performance is exquisite. Very highly recommended."
    Patrick Gary,

“Salmon is the ideal interpreter for this music; he has a flawless technique, an absolutely sure sense of rhythm, and keeps a firm structure.”
    Gwyn Parry-Jones,

“This fine disc of [Brubeck’s] more formal piano pieces was born from long years of dedication by American pianist John Salmon… Throughout the disc, Salmon plays with rhythmic strength and remarkable digital clarity.”
    Bradley Bambarger, Gramophone

“Altogether this is an interesting and enlightening recording. Play it and see.”
    Annie Dendy, Worcester Evening News (UK)

“This Naxos disc shows that Brubeck can knock up a triple fugue with the best of them. The present pieces show rich talent.”
    Peter Palmer, Nottingham Evening Post (UK)

“In pianist John Salmon’s hands, these works are alluring, convincing, and seasoned with subtle surprises.”
    Kenneth Walton, The Scotsman (UK)

“I suspect that people will want to listen to this music when much else has fallen by the wayside.”
    Robert Beale, Manchester Evening News  (UK)

“Salmon has a passion for Brubeck, and he's one of the movers and shakers in the aforementioned Brubeck renaissance. It's Salmon who recorded the new Naxos CD containing Brubeck's solo pieces”
    John W. Lambert (

“Chopin was a freethinker, in his own way, and he invented the piano ballade, as Salmon reminded us. There's no doubt that the G Minor Ballade, Op. 23, astounded its first hearers, and in Salmon's sure hands, it was pretty amazing in Smedes Parlor.”
    John W. Lambert (