About the book

In this delightful volume, John Salmon has created jazzy accompaniments for J.S. Bach’s Two-Part Inventions.  The pianist playing the original Bach Invention does not need to change anything.  The second pianist will add notes that convert Bach’s original compositions to jazz!

For most of the Inventions, Bach’s score is followed bar by bar.  But for some, there is an added intro or a coda.  Various styles come to life with the addition of the second piano part -- jazz waltz, salsa, bossa nova, blues, boogie-woogie, and bebop.

There are direct quotations of George Gershwin, Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans and even Beethoven, as well as stylistic references to Celia Cruz and Jerry Lee Lewis.  Jazz itself, like Baroque music, is an all-encompassing tradition reflecting a rich amalgamation of musical languages and genres.

This is the second volume of John Salmon’s additions to keyboard works of J.S. Bach.  His first, Add On Bach, called “playful, creative, and unique” by Clavier Companion, added notes in the style of Bach.

About the Author

Pianist John Salmon has distinguished himself on four continents as both a classical and jazz artist.  He is particularly known for this association with Dave Bruneck, whose piano works he has recorded and edited.  Salmon has been a member of the faculty of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 1989.

More at www.johnsalmon.com!