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Saltaire – Just Press Play

Dan Truman and Ron Saltmarsh are connected in a musical common destiny. Friends since their college time at Brigham Young University they gained degrees in recording and music composition. After that education both went separate ways, just to find together again in the formation This Way That and their debut album Festival (2001).

Their newest collaboration is called Saltaire. This year they released their sophomore album entitled Just Press Play. All songs were written and arranged by Dan Truman & Ron Saltmarsh.

Ron Saltmarsh plays guitar, rhythm programming and keyboards, Dan Truman piano and electric piano. The album is also featuring Scott Wilson (trumpet), David Halliday (saxophone), Joel Stevenett (drums), Rob Honey (bass), Dave Wilbur (bass), Reggie McBride (bass), Danielle Aslett (percussion) and Mindy Gledhill (vocals).

Just Press Play is Saltaire’s suggestion and we should take this proposal seriously. Their joyful introduction presents Ron on guitar and Dan on piano in a superb uplifting performance.

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Saltaire – Just Press Play

Saltmarsh and Truman were college friends at Brigham Young University, and both played in various groups, including the award-winning jazz ensemble “Synthesis,” and the school’s heralded ensemble the Young Ambassadors. That world-touring group’s multi-genre repertoire gave the two a background in pop, jazz, Sousa marches, contemporary orchestral music and country. It was there that Truman, producer and composer, discovered the similarities in jazz and country, which eventually led him to his current place in Nashville’s supergroup Diamond Rio. That heralded band has earned nine Grammy nominations and sold more than five million records.

Both Saltmarsh and Truman gained degrees in Recording and Music Composition from BYU, and Saltmarsh soon partnered with Emmy-winning composer/pianist Sam Cardon to create The Jazz Ranch, a state of the art studio that was housed in part of the Osmond Family complex in Utah. Saltmarsh went on to build other studios, while still finding time to earn an MBA from Brigham Young–and become one of the west’s most sought after session guitarists and producers.

Their newest collaboration is called Saltaire. Dan Truman and Ron Saltmarsh continue their musical journey with their second CD release Just Press Play. A project over 8 years in the making driven by deep grooves, vivid musical colors, masterful playing and haunting melodies that will have you smiling and just feeling good. So take a few minutes, ‘Just Press Play’, and let Saltaire put you in your favorite car, heading down the coastal highway, or slowly cruising your favorite boulevard.

This new collection of songs is innovative, groove driven, and masterfully performed. So Just Press Play at CDBaby.