Echoes American Landscapes, a soundscape for July 4th with a live performance by acclaimed oboist Jill Haley. She plays in the band One Alternative, and is one of Windham Hill founder Will Ackerman’s stable of first call musicians. Her latest album is National Park Soundscapes, which is just perfect for July 4th.
Before it was corporate music for spas and yoga studios, New Age music had adventurous, experimental Indie roots. Producer Douglas Mcgowen unearths them in two collections. “I Am The Center, Private Issue New Age Music in America, 1950-1990” and “The Microcosm, Visionary Music of Continental Europe, 1970-1986.”