The featured work on this recording, Ansel Adams: America, was originally an orchestral piece co-composed by Dave Brubeck and his son Chris. The piano version was derived both from Dave Brubeck’s original piano score as well as the finished orchestral score. Pianist John Salmon, a long-time champion of Dave Brubeck’s music as well as his friend, offers the world premiere recording of this work. In Chris Brubeck’s words, his father had a friend in John Salmon "with the breadth of knowledge and skill in both classical literature and jazz to take on my father’s piano music. John’s exquisite and spirited playing brought my father so much pleasure over the length of a long and rich relationship that lasted decades." On the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Salmon has distinguished himself on four continents as a performer, lecturer and educator.