New Album Coming May 2017

FLOW is a New Age music group – Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt , Jeff Oster and Will Ackerman

In early 2015, Lawrence Blatt invited Fiona Joy, Jeff Oster and Will to join him to create an album Inspired by the iconic Windham Hill ensembles.

FLOW stands for Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt, Jeff Oster and Will Ackerman. It’s a group formed out of friendship and a history of working and playing together over 8 years.

With Will and Tom Eaton producing, this group will surely capture the essence of today’s New Age music.

Vist FLOW’s website:  http://flowthegroup.com/

Louis Colaiannia: Four Days in My Life

Four-Days-In-My-LifeThere’s a certain muscularity to Louis Colaiannia’s piano playing.   While he’s quite capable of introspection, the  power and energy that Louis brings to the instrument is palpable.    Even in the most gentle and elegant passages of his composition (of which there are many), one feels the physicality of his performance.    This balancing act between the beauty of his melodies and the sense of strength that he brings to the keyboard is a rare combination in the New Age realm.   His compositions are elegant and heartfelt.   ALBUM TITLE will be a great find to those who have followed Louis’ earlier career and a great introduction for those who are new to his  work.

Preview and purchase on itunes

Gary Schmidt’s Landscapes of the Heart

landscapes-of-heart-cd-coverGary Schmidt’s piano compositions clearly reflect his knowledge of and appreciation of classical music.     His technique is refined and his ability to move between  classical influences and his own distinctive melodies is seamless.     Landscapes of the Heart is a marvelously successful  tour de force of heart and mind; emotionally evocative and rewarding.   Landscapes of the Heart is an important contribution to the evolution of contemporary piano and should not be missed.

Ann Sweeten’s Where Butterflies Dance

“There is no greater compliment I can give any musician than to say they have their own artistic voice: they are uniquely themselves and bring something utterly their own to the world. Ann Sweeten is one of those rare musicians. This is Ann’s 12th album and it is without question her most ambitious and her most successful. The grace one associates with Ann’s performance has been matched by what I believe are the best melodies of her career………… Butterflies Dance - cd by ann sweetenAt a time when many artists might choose to coast on their notoriety, Ann has raised the bar considerably and we, the listeners, are the beneficiaries of her ambition and skill. Really brilliant.” Will Ackerman

ZMR Announces 2015 Winners

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Jeff Oster: Next (cd cover)“Next”
artist: Jeff Oster

BEST PIANO ALBUM W/ INSTRUMENTATION

Kathryn Kaye Patterns of Sun and Shade CD cover“Patterns of Sun and Shade”
artist:  Kathryn Kaye

BEST CHILL/GROOVE ALBUM

Jeff Oster: Next (cd cover)“Next”
artist:  Jeff Oster

Alexi Musnitsky’s Zia

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“There are few things more enjoyable as a music producer than to encounter a significant new talent and there is something additionally marvelous about discovering this in a young person who you believe to be on the cusp of great things….such is the case with Alexi.”
Will Ackerman

Todd Mosby: On Eagle Mountain

Todd Mosby: On Eagle Mountain“Todd Mosby incorporates more influences into his composition and performance on guitar than anyone I’ve ever worked with and he doesn’t just dabble in those influences; he masters them.”

Will Ackerman


“Todd Mosby is the real deal, his music is staggeringly beautiful.”
Michael Diamond, Music & Media Focus