Tappan’s tunes reflect her affinity for complex harmony, a love for varied rhythms, and a decidedly romantic sensibility. Seventy-Five opens with a softly stated guitar introduction and then plows fearlessly forward, shifting between 6/8 and 4/4 meters.
Spider Bite – crunch! Ann Tappan spanks it hard with this piece, and the group not only bites, but bites hard.
The unusual Great Grey is a piece in the wandering glacial quality of an ECM record.
Ann Tappan has a strongly elegant touch on the piano.
Tappan offers subtle and inventive chord changes.
Ann Tappan…the receptive embodiment of this project. Both hummingbird and orca…
Ann Tappan has a smooth and lyrical style on the piano, a very sensitive and intuitive touch.
Ann Tappan makes every note count.
Tappan proves what a short trip it is for her to move into uncharted territory.
Ann Tappan is not just another endangered jazz species from Montana. She displays superb phrasing and a Shearing-like minimalist style.