WIN A FREE VINYL RECORDING OF “RETURNING”
WILL ACKERMAN’S GRAMMY AWARD WINNING CD “RETURNING: PIECES FOR GUITAR 1970-2004” IS COMING OUT ON 180g VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME MAY 5, 2017.
CLICK TO SEND AN EMAIL BY WEDNESDAY MAY 3 with “Returning on Vinyl” in the subject line. We will have a drawing and announce the winners on May 4.
IF YOU ARE NOT THE LUCKY WINNER OF THE FREE RECORD – You may purchase “Returning” @ 20% DISCOUNT starting May 5 through August 5, 2017.
from the following direct link: https://audiofidelity.net/product/will-ackerman-returning-pieces-guitar-1970-2004
When you check out just add WILL17 for the Promo Code.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
artist: Jeff Oster
BEST PIANO ALBUM W/ INSTRUMENTATION
“Patterns of Sun and Shade”
artist: Kathryn Kaye
BEST CHILL/GROOVE ALBUM
artist: Jeff Oster
We are pleased to announce that Will Ackerman’s 1979 Windham Hill release “Childhood and Memory :Pieces For Guitar” is now available for the first time at digital service providers for download and streaming.
His CDs “Passage” & “Past Light” will be up soon.
“..Her gentle piano melodies, accompanied by a host of world-class musicians, caress and soothe the listener into a peaceful and relaxed state. ….Lynn’s heartfelt playing and compositions are as emotionally evocative as they are elegantly understated, providing a collection of songs that can be enjoyed over and over again.” Michael Diamond
Elysian was released 3/18/16 and is available on Amazon.
ZMR has released the 2015 TOP 100 Airplay Chart.
Jeff Oster’s Next was voted #1 and 4 of the top 10 CDs were produced and recorded at Imaginary Road Studios by Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton.
#1 NEXT by Jeff Oster
#5 PATTERNS OF SUN AND SHADE by Kathryn Kaye
#8 WHERE DID THE TIME GO by Neil Tatar
#10 FIRE IN THE RAINSTORM by Kori Carothers
“These people aren’t just clients of ours… they’re friends of ours,
and we’re incredibly proud of them and deeply and sincerely grateful for their trust in us.”
Will Ackerman & Tom Eaton
Imaginary Road Studios
Windham County, Vermont
Pianist Angelo Rapan is pleased to announce the release of his new cd: Songs of Leaving
“Angelo Rapan inhabits the smallest ecosystem known to musicians: The place where heart and mind are perfectly in balance. Angelo comes to us from years of training and discipline to a place where his skills are immediately and dramatically apparent. What makes him stand apart, however, is the passion of his composition and performance which force us to encounter him on an emotional level far beyond what mere skill can provide. Those skills are certainly breathtaking, and his composition unique, but ultimately it is what he has to tell us of a life deeply and richly lived that matters.”
Another new release from Imaginary Studios: Nightbound by David Lindsay.
“David Lindsay is a consummate artist; someone who has spent decades in dedicated pursuit of excellence as a classical guitarist. He is also an extraordinary composer. In Nightbound he has created a world into which we are invited. While certainly offering range in the selection and performances on Nightbound his artistic “voice” as a guitarist makes this collection one of the most cohesive works I have ever encountered. From start to finish one enters a musical world which is as all-encompassing as anything I have ever experienced.
“This is a brilliant recording.”
In 2012, Will Ackerman began creating compilation CDs of the musicians he was currently producing, calling the CDs THE GATHERING. The first GATHERING CD won the coveted ZMR Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album awards with the highest ratings of any CD in the history of those charts. Many of the artists on THE GATHERING CDs have ranked in the top 10 of the ZMR charts and several have been recipients of CD of the Year Award.
Will is inaugurating THE GATHERING concert tours, throughout the US and Canada. These concerts will be promoted as:
“THE GATHERING presented by Will Ackerman, founder of Windham Hill Records.”
THE GATHERING concerts will appeal to audiences that made the Windham Hill label so successful as well as to those that wish to hear a new generation of musicians.
Visit The Gathering Concerts website for details on upcoming concerts, with artist information and samples.