James Armstrong Music
Official Website of Composer and Pianist James Armstrong

Forty years after university, I continue to explore the intersection of improvisation and modern classical music, through the medium of concert grand piano.  Purposely removed from electronic effects, digital samples, and traditional instrumentation, this is a content-driven music centered on extended, real-time performance; an original practice that has moved beyond the political barriers that exist in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The music is frequently heard on the NPR affiliate WGVU-FM in Grand Rapids, Michigan; see also the references on the Artists Recording Collective website.

The Ruminations session, July 1, 2018.   Yamaha C9, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley.  

Performances, lessons, and expert transcription from original source recordings.