Tag: Windham Hill

AN ECHOES CHRISTMAS

Celebrate Christmas with the Soundscape of Echoes. On Christmas Eve it’s An Echoes Night Before Christmas On Christmas Day enjoy An Echoes Christmas & Hear An Echoes Celtic Sonic Seasonings on Demand for Free at Echoes On-Line As a special gift to Echoes Listeners you can stream our Celtic Sonic Seasonings show with Moya Brennan…

The Best of Michael Hedges-1 of 20 Icons of Echoes

The Man Who Revolutionized Finger-style Guitar. Tonight, May 20, 2010, we feature Michael Hedges, #12 among 20 Icons of Echoes. All of his instrumental albums set the standard for modern acoustic guitar playing. Here are my favorites. Five  Best Michael Hedges CDs, Plus One 1 Taproot This is a middle period Hedges album and a…

The Five Best George Winston CDs

George Winston Then & Now George Winston is both loved and reviled. His impressionistic solo piano albums came to define the Windham Hill sound and he’s among the first musicians most people think of when you say, New Age.  Praised with five and four star reviews from Downbeat and Rolling Stone for his debut album, …

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+…

Echo Location: John Gregorius “Heaven and Earth”

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20081126.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS On his latest album, Heaven and Earth,  John Gregorius finds a meeting ground between Windham Hill fingerstyle guitar and ambient music. Progressive rock was known for it’s synthesizer and organ orchestrations and furious electric guitar runs, but a lot of musicians were attracted to a…