Paintings ranges from delicate solo piano compositions to harder driven ensemble-fusion always featuring piano.
I am fortunate to be deeply inspired by the many artists I’ve known in my life who have enriched my experience of living through their work. In recent years painting has left a very strong impression on me and as a result I have been viewing the world around me in a very different way. This has directly influenced my mood and feelings when composing, playing and arranging music.
- So Green
- Both Sides Now
- Blues for a Bass Player
- Blue Boat
- Break of Day
- North East
- Yours Truly
- Spirit Garden
- Blue Montana
MJ Williams, vocals (4) / Jay Rattman, alto sax (3) / Craig Hall, guitar (6, 7) / Rob Kohler, electric bass (2, 7) / Bob Bowman, acoustic bass (3, 4, 6, 8) / Adam Greenberg, drums (3, 6) / Ann Tappan, piano, arranger
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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.