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Ackerman, Will/ Fiona Soy/ Lawrence Blatt/ Jeff Oster / Flow
Album:Flow Collection:General
Artist:Ackerman, Will/ Fiona Soy/ Lawrence Blatt/ Jeff Oster Added:Jun 2018
Label:Self Release 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-07-11 Pull Date:2018-09-12 
Week Ending:Aug 26Aug 12Jul 29Jul 15

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 13, 2018:ad hoc variety show
4.Aug 09, 2018:ad hoc variety show
2.Aug 24, 2018:Old Fart at Play
Tenth Life
5.Jul 28, 2018:Music Casserole
3.Aug 10, 2018:Old Fart at Play
A Night In Nocelle
6.Jul 27, 2018:Old Fart at Play

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-07-06 
Reviewed: 2018-07-06
Genre: General
FCCs: none
Review: FLOW is a New Age-super group including local guitarist and founder of the legendary label, Windham Hill, William Ackerman. There is a beautiful flow in the music that lives up to their name. As in the records on ECM, the pause plays a significant role. The music is allowed to breathe and silence becomes a companion to the pieces. Several stellar guest sit in, as well.
If You Like: Michael Hedges, Bill Frissell, George Winston, Django Bates, Enrico Rava, Mark Isham;
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Arrival (5:19) – piano starts with slow solo & builds into slow jam> builds in volume & intensity> slow fade
2/ Whisper Me this (8:08) – synth starts with slow & mellow drone> slow sonic jam with shifting melody> piano solo over synth strings> slow fade & pause, then swings into midtempo jam & fade
*3/ Flow (2:56) – guitar starts> midtempo jam> trumpet solo> guitar solo> midtempo jam> fade
4/ Free Ascent (4:24) – trumpet /synth starts> slow ethereal jam with guitar solo over the top> slow fade
*5/ Waiting For Sunshine (4:56) – guitar/piano starts> slow duet> flugelhorn joins> slow jam> flugelhorn solo> guitar solo> slow jam> slow fade
6/ Waters Gather (3:29) – flugelhorn starts slowly> slow jam with synthesizer & piano> piano solo to fade
7/ And The Sky Was (6:18) – guitar starts> slow ethereal jam> pause> long meditative sonic jam> slow fade
**8/ A Night In Nocella (3:13) – piano/guitar duet starts> slow & swaying> builds to midtempo jam> pause> full band midtempo jam> pause> guitar/piano slow duet> fade
*9/ Tenth Life (4:23) – piano starts> full band midtempo jam like an expanding universe> slow fade
*10/ Rest Now My Friend (3:39) – trumpet starts with guitar over the top> slow jam with beautiful guitar solo overlay> slow fade
*11/ For Rosita & Giovanni (4:18) – guitar starts> slow jam> guitar solo> flugelhorn solo> slow jam & fade

Track Listing
1.Arrival 6.Waters Gather
2.Whisper Me This 7.And The Sky Was
3.Flow 8.A Night In Nocelle
4.Free Ascent 9.Tenth Life
5.Waiting For Sunshine 10.Rest Now My Friend
 11.For Rosita & Giovanni