A rock drummer, a jazz bassist, and a classical pianist all set up under some microphones and press "record" -- without any prewritten music.

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The Salvagery is a three-piece outfit from Portland, Oregon. The three members - Curt Siffert, Steve Turmell, and Steve Morgan - all played together in a large show/jazz combo called Deja Nu. A jam session before a rehearsal led to them deciding to get together on their own time to record some improvisation sessions. The sessions were held in Siffert's living room. Over the course of five sessions, several recordings were complied - the most interesting of the recordings were collected and published into their first release, Triage.


Curt Siffert has a degree in classical piano and several years experience performing and writing in the jazz and pop idioms. Currently focusing on his own pop songwriting projects, you can find news of his latest projects at curtsiffert.com .

Steve Turmell has drummed for well-known projects in the Northwest including Quoting Napoleon and Courtney Jones. He is currently the first call drummer for a blues band touring in the Northwest, and is also producing his own recording projects.

Steve Morgan is a refugee from Los Angeles with progressive and jazz roots. He plays upright and electric bass regularly for several pop, jazz and latin projects in the Northwest.

Mixed/Mastered at Session One Audio by Josh Olswanger.