Windham Hill Records
Various Artists - Windham Hill Piano Sampler
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"For those who appreciate soothing piano, or need quality background music, this disc will do the trick."
- Al Campbell (All Music Guide)
This album is being brought back after being out-of-print for quite some time! The original release of the album spent 12 weeks on The Billboard 200 and 21 weeks on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart. A compilation featuring a 'whos who' of avant garde piano virtuosos including:
- Tim Story, Grammy nominated, `a master of electronic chamber music', has 9 solo albums and has scored documentaries for NPR and feature films.
- Philip Aaberg, a classically trained, Grammy nominated, pianist who has incorporated jazz, blues and rock (he was a member of the Elvin Bishop Group), he has played with the Boston Pops and on PBS's "All American Jazz".
- William Allaudin Mathieu, originally a composer with Stan Kenton and Duke Ellington, he has composed chamber and chorale music and song cycles.
- Michael Harrison, his 2007 CD was chosen Best of the Year by the New York Times and Boston Globe.
- Cyrille Verdeaux, a veteran of Virgin, Polydor, RCA and other major labels, he fuses classical and ethnic music.
- Plus Peggy Stern, Paul Dondero, and Rick Peller!
1. "In Flight" - Michael Harrison
2. "Amy's Song" - Peggy Stern
3. "Lou Ann" - Philip Aaberg
4. "A Morning With The Roses" - Richard Dworsky
5. "Out to Play" - Paul Dondero
6. "Listening to Evening" - Allaudin Mathieu
7. "Messenger Of The Son" - Cyrille Verdeaux
8. "Consolation" - Rick Peller
9. "In This Small Spot" - Tim Story