Tag Archive for Will Ackerman

Zone Music Awards Show

The Zone Music Awards is the only place that acknowledges New Age, Ambient, Electronic, Solo Piano and World Fusion, all in one place. We take a look at this years ceremony which took place on May 7 in New Orleans with artists like Jeff Oster, Paul Avgerinos, Eric Scott and many more.

Shambhu Brings Windham Hill Sound to Echoes Tonight

Guitarist Shambhu Plays Live on Echoes Tonight. Windham Hill Records hasn’t been around for many years, but their influence remains strong.  Today, we’ll hear from another guitar player whose music was shaped by the recordings of Will Ackerman and Alex De Grassi.  Shambhu is one of those musicians. In fact, Windham Hill founder Will Ackerman…

Will Ackerman Then & Now: 5 Best CDs

Five Best Will Ackerman CDs There are a few people of whom I can say, if not for them, I wouldn’t be here.  And that’s the case with Will Ackerman.  He founded Windham Hill Records, still a cornerstone of the music you hear on Echoes.  That would probably be enough, but he also launched the…

25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2008

Digitonal Tops the 25 Essential Echoes CDs of 2008 Here are the CDs we thought were essential for the year as judged by me (John Diliberto) and the Echoes staff. It’s not based on the most played CD, CDs of the month or any other “objective” criteria. These are the CDs, out of the 2000+…

Echoes Top 25 for September-Ambient Leads the Way

Digitonal tops the Echoes Top 25 for September, and will no doubt be near the top for the next several months. But right behind is Marconi Union, topping their own record as the highest placing digital download recording on Echoes. October’s CD of the Month, Sumner McKane’s nostalgia-tinged ambient americana masterpiece, What A Great Place…