The Gathering III Imaginary Road Sampler produced by Will Ackerman

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While the name Windham Hill may no longer be active, the heart and soul behind the label certainly are. Will Ackerman founded Windham Hill in 1976, and over 40 years later still produces music for fans new and old.

Some things have changed: Windham Hill was a music label issuing music, handling marketing and distribution. Imaginary Road Studios is a production house where Ackerman, along with engineer/performer/producer/artist Tom Eaton work with artists who then market and distribute themselves, reflecting the tectonic shifts in today’s music industry.

What hasn’t changed? A focus on the music. Mainly instrumental, mainly acoustic, always gorgeous and melodic, never cloying or saccharine.

If you’ve missed the first two, you’re in for a treat. Learn about them, and look for a pre-order link on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheGatheringCD/

  1. FIONA JOY Ceremony (3:41)
    From her album SIGNATURE SYNCHRONICITY
    Fiona Joy piano & vocals, Borbala Bodonyi vocals, Jeff Haynes percussion, Tom Eaton electric guitar, bass & keyboard pads
    Ⓟ© Fiona Joy Hawkins 2016
    Live your dreams.
    www.fionajoy.com

 

  1. STEVE RIVERA So Quickly Gone (4:09)
    edited version
    From his album DIVIDING THE DARKNESS
    Steve Rivera piano, Will Ackerman guitar, Tom Eaton keyboard
    Ⓟ©2015 Steve Rivera Music ASCAP
    www.steveriveramusic.com

 

  1. ANGELO RÂPAN Remember (4:05)
    edited version
    From his album SONGS OF LEAVING
    Angelo Râpan piano,Will Ackerman guitar, Noah Wilding vocals, Charlie Bisharat violin, Tony Levin bass, Jeff Haynes drums, Tom Eaton percussion
    Ⓟ©2015 Angelo Râpan ASCAP
    Remember the past, trust where you are going, to find out who you are.
    www.angelorapan.com

 

  1. TODD MOSBY Eagle Mountain (4:18)
    From his album ON EAGLE MOUNTAIN
    Todd Mosby composer/guitar, Michael Manring bass, Premik Russell Tubbs wind synth, Tom Eaton synth pads, Jeff Haynes percussion
    ©2016 Todd Mosby Music BMI
    Composed on the coldest night of the coldest day of the coldest year ever on Eagle Mountain.
    www.toddmosbymusic.com

 

  1. PETER JENNISON Waiting (4:16)
    edited version
    From his album COMING HOME
    Peter Jennison piano, Charlie Bisharat violin, Jill Haley English horn
    ©2014 Peter Jennison LLC BMI
    Thank you so much for listening. Peace, Love, and Music!
    www.peterjennison.com

 

 

 

  1. KORI LINAE CAROTHERS Meadow 3:53)
    From her album FIRE IN THE RAINSTORM
    Kori Linae Carothers piano
    ©Ⓟ2014 iRoknNod Records BMI
    www.koritunes.com

 

  1. HEIDI BREYER 1960 (Instrumental) (2:57)
    From her album LETTERS FROM FAR AWAY (Instrumental)
    Heidi Breyer piano, Eugene Friesen cello, Gus Sebring French horn ©2015 Heidi Breyer  ASCAP Ⓟ2015 Winterhall Records ASCAP
    The moment their eyes met they fell in love.
    www.heidibreyer.com/

 

  1. DAVID LINDSAY Nightbound (4:28)
    edited version
    From his album NIGHTBOUND
    David Lindsay guitar, Charlie Bisharat violin, Eugene Friesen cello, Jeff Haynes percussion, Tom Eaton piano & bass, Noah Wilding vocals
    ©2015 David Lindsay SOCAN, Ⓟ2015 Fallingfoot Records SOCAN
    www.davidlindsaymusic.com

 

  1. JEFF OSTER The Mystery of B (4:07)
    edited version
    From his album NEXT
    Arranged by Jeff Oster & Britt Thomas Brady. Piano arranged by Catherine Marie Charlton.
    Jeff Oster flugelhorn & loop programming, Tony Levin bass, Michael Manring fretless bass, Catherine Marie Charlton piano, Tom Eaton guitar, keyboards & Fender Rhodes, Britt Thomas Brady Fender Rhodes, synthesizer, guitar, loops & beats
    ©2015 Jeff Oster ASCAP ⓅRetso Music ASCAP
    There is no plan when love appears. It’s unexpected, it’s nothing you choose to find, it finds you.  It most CERTAINLY found me, and the mystery continues.  I hope it always will.
    www.jeffoster.com

 

 

  1. JEFFREY SEEMAN Point Well Taken (3:57)
    From his album EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
    Jeffrey Seeman slide guitar, Tony Levin bass, Premik Russell Tubbs saxophone
    ©2015 Jeffrey Seeman Music BMI
    The song title is responsive – Will challenged me to write with greater dynamics, so how could I title my response other than “Point Well Taken”?
    www.jeffreyseeman.com

 

  1. RENEÉ MICHELE First Promise (3:14)
    From her album SEASONS OF THE HEART

Reneé Michele  piano, Charlie Bisharat violin
©2014 Reneé Michele ASCAP
www.renee-michele.com

 

  1. KATHRYN KAYE Elk Creek in the Fall (4:26)
    edited version
    From her album PATTERNS OF SUN AND SHADE
    Kathryn Kaye piano, Tony Levin bass, Eugene Friesen cello, Gus Sebring French horn, Jeff Haynes percussion, Tom Eaton percussion.
    Ⓟ©2014 Kathryn Kaye & Overland Mountain Music BMI
    This song begins a journey to a place of home and peace.
    www.kathrynkaye-music.com

 

 

  1. ALEXI MUSNITSKY Sparkling Heart (4:00)
    edited version                                          From his Album ZIA
    Alexi Musnitsky piano
    Ⓟ©2016 Alexi Musnitsky
    To me, this is a Gathering around the brilliance of Will Ackerman.
    www.aleximusnitsky.com

 

  1. NEIL TATAR Missing You (4:07)
    edited version     From his album LEARNING TO FLY
    Neil Tatar guitar, Charlie Bisharat violin, Eugene Friesen cello, Tony Levin NS bass, Jeff Haynes percussion
    ©2015 Neil Tatar, Ⓟ2015 Tatar Associates ASCAP
    My compositions come from reflections of life experiences, meaningful moments that have ultimately shaped my world.
    www.neiltatar.com

 

  1. JILL HALEY Sipapu Emergence (3:15)
    From her album MESA VERDE SOUNDSCAPES
    Jill Haley oboe & English horn, Graham Cullen cello, Risa Cullen viola
    Ⓟ2014 Coranglais BMI
    Sipapu is a small hole in a kiva, a ceremonial chamber in the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park. The ancestral Puebloans believe man emerged onto the face of the earth from this hole.
    www.jillhaley.com

 

 

  1. TREVOR GORDON HALL    Midnight and Raining (4:00)
    From his album MIND HEART FINGERS
    Trevor Gordon Hall  Kalimbatar (guitar + kalimba)
    ©2014 Trevor Gordon Hall BMI
    While working on this piece I couldn’t shake the addictively melancholy mood I was in.  I was experimenting using a minor chord as a central theme and resolution, opening up the sound without it feeling too dark. This song was built around my love for that chord and captures the late-night-while-raining feeling that is isolating, calming, and exhilarating all at once.
    www.trevorgordonhall.com

 

  1. ANN SWEETEN  Elysian Fields (4:28)
    edited version
                                                                                                                                  From her album WHERE BUTTERFLIES DANCE                                                                              Ann Sweeten piano & synthesizers, Jeff Pearce ambient guitar                                            Ⓟ© 2015 Orange Band Records  ASCAP                                                                                Steinway Artist

www.annsweeten.com

 

  1. LOREN EVARTS 91 North (4:18)
    From his album WATER AND LIGHT
    Loren Evarts piano, Rhonda Larson flute, Jeff Haynes percussion, Tom Eaton bass
    Ⓟ©2015 Otter Records BMI
    It was a great privilege to work with Will, Tom, Rhonda and Jeff on this recording. Much gratitude!
    www.lorenevarts.com

 

 

  1. JOE HEINEMANN Gratitude (2:52)
    From his album GRATITUDE
    Joe Heinemann piano
    ©2015 Joe Heinemann Ⓟ2016 Joey Keys Music ASCAP My first impression of Imaginary Road Studios, improvised.  Grateful.
    www.joeheinemann.com

 

One Reply to “The Gathering III Imaginary Road Sampler produced by Will Ackerman”

  1. I hear something new every time I listen of Joe Heinemann’s “Gratitude” CD. He has a wonderful style. My favorite cut from the album is “Enduring Hope”, I find it reflective and meaningful.

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