" THE GATHERING " CD Spring 2012 Produced by WILL ACKERMAN

A collection of works by 22 artists, all produced by Windham Hill's founder and artist/producer Will Ackerman. This "Sampler" release recalls the Windham Hill collections and offerings of multi artist compositions, each song carefully chosen and dynamically placed to create that inspiring connective blend and flow of the treasured Windham Hill tradition.( piano, guitar,cello, bass, violin,voice and percussion ) Here's the info...Album Notes 1. MASAKO Glastenbury, Vermont (3:22) From her album MASAKO Masako : piano P 2012 Masako In the Green Mountains of Vermont, which is now my chosen home, is the ghost town of Glastenbury. I hope my song captures the mystery of this place from which people have vanished and Bigfoot has been sighted. www.masako-music.com 2. PAUL JENSEN Taoist Winds (2:41) edited version From his album THE OTHER SIDE Paul Jensen guitar, Eugene Friesen cello, Noah Wilding vocals, Corin Nelsen Ting Sha bells P 2008 Paul Jensen (BMI) www.juancarlosproductions.com 3. STANTON LANIER Bread of Angels (4:00) edited version From his album A THOUSAND YEARS Stanton Lanier piano, Noah Wilding vocals Selection Stanton Lanier (BMI) P 2011 Music to Light the World, Inc. Inspired by Psalm 78:24-25 and dependence for daily provision, which is like manna from heaven. www.stantonlanier.com 4. KATHRYN KAYE Mountain Laurel (3:44) From her album HEAVY AS A FEATHER Kathryn Kaye piano Selection Overland Mountain Music (BMI) P 2011 Kathryn Kaye “The simple melody in this song first came to me many years ago while I was living in Kentucky. At Imaginary Road studio, on the last day of recording Heavy as a Feather, the song blossomed (much like the Mountain Laurel) into its current form. It’s now one of my favorite compositions.” www.kathrynkaye-music.com 5. RUDY PERRONE The Prophet (2:13) From his album THE LANGUAGE OF SPIRITS Rudy Perrone guitar, Michael Manring fretless bass P 2007 Rudy Perrone (BMI) www.rudyperrone.com 6. FIONA JOY HAWKINS Feeling Sunshine (2:23) edited version From her album BLUE DREAM Fiona Joy Hawkins piano, Michael Jackson didgebone, Will Ackerman electric guitar, T-Bone Wolk bass, Derrik Jordan percussion Published Larrikin Music Pty Ltd P 2008 Fiona Joy Hawkins www.fionajoyhawkins.com.au 7. JEFF OSTER Serengeti (4:14) edited version From his album TRUE Jeff Oster flugelhorn, synthesizer & loop programming, Keith Carlock drums, T Bone Wolk bass, Philip Aaberg synthesizers, Samite vocals. P 2008 Retso Music (ASCAP) There are places in the world where things still run wild and free. I hope you can feel the soul of the Serengeti in this music. www.jeffoster.com 8. DEAN BOLAND Intimacy (Into Me See) (2:26) From his album SOUL WHISPERS Dean Boland piano, Jill Haley English horn P 2011 bolandmusic Intimacy is allowing others to see our true selves…into me see. www.bolandmusic.com 9. FRANK SMITH Porch with a View (3:06) edited version From his album GARDENS OF HOPE Frank Smith guitar, Eugene Friesen cello, Jill Haley English horn, T Bone Wolk bass Open Tunes Music (BMI) P 2007 Frank Smith I write instrumental songs that tell stories which allow my listeners to feel my music through their own emotions and experiences. This piece was written while sitting on my porch with Mt. Washington in front of me, showing off it’s new blanket of Fall snow. It was magical. www.justlovemusic.com 10. TODD BOSTON The Brightest Night (4:20) edited version From his album TOUCHED BY THE SUN Todd Boston guitar, Charlie Bisharat violin Eugene Friesen cello, Jeff Haynes percussion Aaron Sterling drums P 2012 Todd Boston (ASCAP) Thanks to Will Ackerman and the musicians who contributed to this track and played with their pure heart and soul ! www.toddboston.com 11. ROCKY FRETZ Kim’s Song (4:15) From his album THE PATH AHEAD…AND STEPS THEN TAKEN Rocky Fretz piano P 2009 Rocky Fretz In honor of and inspired by my one true love..Kimberly. www.rockyfretz.com 12. SHAMBHU Hide and Seek (3:33) From his album SACRED LOVE Shambhu Guitar, Claytoven Richardson Lead Vocal,Tony Levin Bass, Jeff Haynes Percussion, Michael Denten Background Vocal P 2011 Shambhu Ltd. (BMI) As paths converge, the lover and beloved merge, the struggle falls away, and Light shines and emerges anew. We prepare, each of us, for the unexpectedness of the vast, all-encompassing journey to liberation or happiness. www.ShambhuMusic.com 13. KORI LINAE CAROTHERS Carpe Diem (3:53) From her album TRILLIUM Kori Linae Carothers synthesizer/programming, Vocals performed, arranged and produced by Aeone ,David Cullen guitar, Will Ackerman guitar, Jeff Haynes percussion, Jim McCarty drums, Jeff Silverman bass, sound design and production. Selection iRoknNod Records (BMI) P 2009 Kori Linae Carothers I like a new day to seize the moments in life. This song inspires: To take those moments and Live! www.koritunes.com 14. PETER JENNISON Anthem (2:34) From his album LONGING FOR HOME (SONGS FROM WAR) Peter Jennison piano, Jeff Haynes percussion P 2010 Peter Jennison Music can bring peace to our world…it’s up to us to listen...Thank you everyone, near and far. Peter Jennison Music at Facebook.com www.peterjennisonmusic.com 15. DENISE YOUNG Livia’s Song (3:13) edited version From her album SOMETHING YOU DREAM OF Denise Young piano Selection Dancing Horses Music (BMI) P 2006 Denise Young Livia’s Song is dedicated to a cherished friend, and her song seemed to be a gift from the heavens, just before she left this world. www.deniseyoung.com 16. DEVIN RICE & ERIN AAS Thyn Ayre (3:01) From their album ARRIVAL Devin Rice guitar and bass, Erin Aas guitar P 2010 Devin Rice /Erin Aas (BMI) www.devinriceanderinaas.com 17. LAWRENCE BLATT The Color of Sunshine (3:40) edited version From his album THE COLOR OF SUNSHINE Lawrence Blatt guitar Hopi drum & piano, Jeff Oster flugelhorn, T Bone Wolk bass, Derrik Jordan percussion, Will Ackerman guitar P 2009 LMB Music www.lawrenceblatt.com 18. RONNDA CADLE Shalom (3:08) From her album WILL’S EMBRACE Ronnda Cadle guitar, Monica Pasqual piano, Edo Castro fretless bass, Denny Fongheiser percussion, Jeff Haynes percussion, Noah Wilding vocals, Jeff Oster flugelhorn, Betsy Tinney cello P 2012 RiNCE Music Publishing (ASCAP) I wrote this for my favorite soundman after he’d survived a heart attack; wishing him peace in a time of uncertainty. “Shalom” is his given name which in Hebrew means “peace.” www.ronndacadle.com 19. ANN SWEETEN Dawn on Red Mountain (3:36) edited version From her album GREY SKY AND BITTERSWEET Ann Sweeten piano, Jeff Oster flugelhorn, Noah Wilding vocals P 2007 Orange Band Records (ASCAP) Steinway Artist www.annsweeten.com 20. KEN VERHEECKE Forever (2:55) solo version From his album DRIFTING INTO THE SUBLIME Ken Verheecke guitar P 2012 Ken Verheecke Late one evening, staring through a rustic cabin window in the Big Horn Mountains... the weight of time sat heavily upon my heart. Time is temporal... but the gift of friendship can last forever. www.kenverheecke.com 21. PATRICK GORMAN Shades of You (3:03) edited version From his album CHASING TORNADOES Patrick Gorman piano P 2009 Movements in Glass Music (BMI) May this music find you well. It is an honor to share with you. www.patgorman.com 22. WILL ACKERMAN The Wheel (3:04) From his album NEW ENGLAND ROADS Will Ackerman guitar, Charlie Bisharat violin, Tony Levin bass, Jeff Haynes percussion, Noah Wilding vocals Selection p Imaginary Road Music (BMI) P 2010 William Ackerman I will never forget Charlie nailing his violin part in take one without having even heard the song !!! Thanks also to Tony, Jeff and Noah. www.williamackerman.com 1 MASAKO Glastenbury, Vermont 3:22 2 PAUL JENSEN Taoist Winds 2:41 3 STANTON LANIER Bread of Angels 4:00 4 KATHRYN KAYE Mountain Laurel 3:44 5 RUDY PERRONE The Prophet 2:13 6 FIONA JOY HAWKINS Feeling Sunshine 2:23 7 JEFF OSTER Serengeti 4:14 8 DEAN BOLAND Intimacy 2:26 9 FRANK SMITH Porch with a View 3:06 10 TODD BOSTON The Brightest Night 4:20 11 ROCKY FRETZ Kim’s Song 4:15 12 SHAMBHU Hide and Seek 3:33 13 KORI LINAE CAROTHERS Carpe Diem 3:53 14 PETER JENNISON Anthem 2:34 15 DENISE YOUNG Livia’s Song 3:13 16 DEVIN RICE & ERIN AAS Thyn Ayre 3:01 17 LAWRENCE BLATT The Color of Sunshine 3:40 18 RONNDA CADLE Shalom 3:08 19 ANN SWEETEN Dawn on Red Mountain 3:36 20 KEN VERHEECKE Forever 2:55 21 PATRICK GORMAN Shades of You 3:03 22 WILL ACKERMAN The Wheel 3:04 All music produced by Will Ackerman, except: Glastenbury, Vermont produced by Will Ackerman, Tom Eaton and Masako; The Brightest Night, produced by Will Ackerman, Todd Boston and Tom Eaton; Shalom, produced by Will Ackerman, co-produced by Corin Nelsen and Ronnda Cadle; Forever, produced by Will Ackerman, Tom Eaton and Ken Verheecke; and The Wheel, produced by Will Ackerman and Corin Nelsen. All of the basic tracking and all but a handful of overdubs were recorded at Will Ackerman’s Imaginary Road Studios in Windham County, Vermont. (www.imaginaryroadstudios.com) THE GATHERING was edited and mastered by Tom Eaton for Imaginary Road Studios. Photography by Ken Verheecke (www.ktvphotography.com) Design/Layout by Cynthia Reed (www.cynthiareedartist.com) © and P 2012 West River Records Visit us at http://www.WestRiverRecords.com and http://www.facebook.com/TheGatheringCD

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