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Windham Hill Retrospective
William Ackerman
Windham Hill Retrospective
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
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All Artists: William Ackerman
Title: Windham Hill Retrospective
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Windham Hill Records
Release Date: 1/26/1993
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
Styles: Meditation, Instrumental, Adult Contemporary, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 019341112129

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Carol S. from PARADISE, CA
Reviewed on 4/9/2007...
I love all the Windham Hill recordings.

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"A Place of Escape and Discovery"
Steve Vrana | Aurora, NE | 11/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're looking for a crash course in William Ackerman 101, this 1993 release is an excellent place to acquaint yourself with one of the finest guitarists of the past quarter century. Whether playing solo on pieces like the gorgeous "The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter" or working with fellow labelmates like George Winston, Michael Hedges, Tim Story or Paul McCandless in a small ensemble setting, Ackermann is a gifted writer and performer. This is 69 minutes of absolute bliss with selections from his 1976 debut through 1992's The Opening of Doors. In his liner notes Ackerman refers to his music not as a business, but "a place of escape and discovery." This CD will help you discover the joys of this talented guitarist. HIGHLY RECOMMENDD"
A great new age album
Brian D. Rubendall | Oakton, VA | 08/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"William Ackerman is the guy who founded Windham Hill records and the whose sweet guitar lines make up many of the label's best songs. What elevates Ackerman's music beyond the usual new age background noise is his excellent songwriting ability. This album collects the best of those songs into one package. The real standouts are "The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter," "Visiting," "Climbing in Geometry" and "Seattle," which can only be described as achingly pretty. There is not a single clunker on this fine retrspective of Ackerman's career."