Best Instrumental Songs Review: The Gathering by Will Ackerman.
When deciding on a review title for Will Ackerman’s collection of contemporary instrumental songs, the first caption that came to mind involved the word best. There are several reasons why I gave The Gathering a desirable best instrumental song collection title, and I am prepared to give the reasons why. Synonymous with quality music, the name Will Ackerman alone seems to shout excellence! This is apparent, whether it is his own music recording, or one of the 20 plus gold and platinum albums he produced throughout his 35 year professional career.
The Gathering is the newest 2012 instrumental music compilation album from the acclaimed, GRAMMY® Award winning guitarist and producer Will Ackerman. Featuring an exclusive music collection of 22 top-quality songs by 22 great artists, The Gathering is a decisive who’s who of the best quality artists Will Ackerman selected for this release, out of the many fine musicians who had their album produced at his state-of-the-art Imaginary Road Studios.
Will Ackerman is famous worldwide for his production talents as founder Windham Hill Records, and his strong influence in the instrumental music recording industry yesteryear and today. In addition to his role as producer, Will Ackerman is an award-winning composer and guitarist, having performed a vital role in launching the careers of many award-winning artists. Over the past 35 years Will Ackerman has produced albums for over eighty four artists. Some of the most notable artists are Alex de Grassi, Michael Hedges, Michael Manring, Shadowfax, Liz Story and George Winston.
The Gathering by Will Ackerman is an excellent compilation album with 22 of the best contemporary instrumental songs on Will Ackerman’s West River Records label. Famous for founding Windham Hill Records, the legacy of the highest quality artists endures on Will Ackerman’s West River Records label.
The Imaginary Road Studio today engages the expertise of producer and engineer Tom Eaton. Taking the high road in quality studio productions, William Ackerman and Tom Eaton’s expertize help artists embolden their music compositions with grace, elegance and imagination.
Visit WilliamAckerman.com and the Imaginary Road Studios. You can sample or purchase The Gathering at CDBaby.com. Listed below are the 22 artists and 22 song credits for The Gathering 2012 compilation release.
There are a number of new age and contemporary instrumental artists whose music I have reviewed over the years. The 13 artists with album reviews at this site are listed first in the credits. Photos courtesy willackerman.com.
The Gathering Credits – 22 Artists and 22 songs:
1. Ann Sweeten song Dawn on Red Mountain, from Grey Sky And Bittersweet album.
2. Devin Rice & Erin Aas song Thyn Ayre, from The Arrival album.
3. Fiona Joy Hawkins song Feeling Sunshine, from Live At The Q album.
4. Jeff Oster song Serengeti, from True album.
5. Kathryn Kaye song Mountain Laurel, from Heavy as a Feather album.
6. Kori Linae Carothers song Carpe Diem, from Trillium album.
7. Lawrence Blatt song The Color of Sunshine, from The Color of Sunshine album.
8. Masako song Glastenbury, Vermont, from Masako album.
9. Paul Jensen song Taoist Winds, from The Other Side album.
10. Peter Jennison song Anthem, from Longing From Home album.
11. Shambhu song Hide and Seek, from Sacred Love album.
12. Todd Boston song The Brightest Night, from Touched by the Sun album.
13. Will Ackerman song The Wheel, from New England Roads album.
14. Dean Boland song Intimacy, from Soul Whispers album.
15. Denise Young song Livia’s Song, from Something You Dream Of album.
16. Frank Smith song Porch with a View, from Earth Spring album.
17. Ken Verheecke song Forever, from A Place Called Home album.
18. Patrick Gorman song Shades of You, from Chasing Tornados album.
19. Rhonnda Cadle song Shalom, from Will’s Embrace album.
20. Rocky Fretz song Kim’s Song, from The Path Ahead album.
21. Rudy Perrone song The Prophet, from The Language Of Spirits album.
22. Stanton Lanier song Bread of Angels, from A Thousand Years album.