Jamie Saft is an American keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist and composer.[1] He was born in New York City, and studied at Tufts University and the New England Conservatory of Music.[1]

Jamie Saft
Saft at the Newport Jazz Festival, 2014
Saft at the Newport Jazz Festival, 2014
Background information
Born1971 (age 50–51)
GenresAvant-garde
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsKeyboards, organ
LabelsAvant, Tzadik, Veal
WebsiteOfficial website

Saft moved from Brooklyn to the Hudson Valley around 2007, and lived near Roswell Rudd.[2] The two often played together, and Rudd passed on knowledge of some of his own music and that of Herbie Nichols.[2]

He has performed and recorded with an eclectic variety of artists including John Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith, Iggy Pop, Steve Swallow, Bobby Previte, and Marc Ribot.[1] He has also written several original film scores including Murderball and God Grew Tired of Us; selections from these were released by Tzadik Records as A Bag of Shells.[1] The same label has released several of Saft's recordings.[1]

DiscographyEdit

As sidemanEdit

With Jerry Granelli

  • Enter, A Dragon (Songlines, 1998)
  • Crowd Theory (Songlines, 1999)
  • Music Has Its Way with Me (Perimeter, 1999)
  • El oh el ay (Love Slave, 2001)
  • The Only Juan (Love Slave, 2001)
  • Gigantic (Love Slave, 2003)
  • The Jerry Granelli Trio Plays Vince Guaraldi & Mose Allison (RareNoise, 2020)

With Bobby Previte

  • Too Close to the Pole (Enja, 1996)
  • My Man in Sydney (Enja, 1997)
  • Dangerous Rip (Enja, 1998)
  • The 23 Constellations of Joan Miro (Tzadik, 2001)
  • The Coalition of the Willing (P-Vine, 2006)
  • Mass (RareNoise, 2016)
  • Music from the Early 21st Century (RareNoise, 2020)

With John Zorn

With others

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Layne, Joslyn. "Jamie Saft". AllMusic. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Murph, John (February 25, 2019). "Jamie Saft Delves into Rich Conversations on new RareNoise Disc". Down Beat. Retrieved March 17, 2020.