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William Ackerman, Alex De Grassi, Robbie Basho, Daniel Hecht, Michael Hedges - The Best Of Acoustic Steel String Guitar Solos download mp3 album

William Ackerman, Alex De Grassi, Robbie Basho, Daniel Hecht, Michael Hedges - The Best Of Acoustic Steel String Guitar Solos download mp3 album
The Best Of Acoustic Steel String Guitar Solos
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Robbie Basho (born Daniel R. Robinson, J. August 31, 1940 – February 28, 1986) was an American acoustic guitarist, pianist and singer. Basho was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and was orphaned as an infant. Adopted by the Robinson family, Daniel Robinson, Jr. attended Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and was prepared for college at Saint James School-an Episcopal school-in Western Maryland. He went on to study at University of Maryland College Park

I discovered the name Robbie Basho in early 1986 by a record, called "Best of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar Solos", the "Record Sampler '81" of the German label Pastels. Beside beautiful solo works from William Ackarman, Alex De Grassi, Daniel Hecht and Michael Hedges there were 2 Robbie Basho tracks: "Variations on Ezumi" and "Elk Dreamer's Lament", that blew me away, because I was just on a way not so far from that style. I've never heard that name before

Alex de Grassi (born February 13, 1952, in Yokosuka, Japan) is a Grammy Award nominated American fingerstyle guitarist. de Grassi came from a musical family. His grandfather was a violinist with the San Francisco Symphony. His cousin, William Ackerman, founded Windham Hill Records and signed de Grassi to his label. de Grassi's first album "Turning: Turning Back", an instrumental collection of solo guitar pieces, was released by Windham Hill in 1978. His next album, "Slow Circle" (1979) was his last for Windham Hill to exclusively feature solo guitar work.

Along with acoustic guitar innovators John Fahey and Leo Kottke, Basho is known for his work on the Takoma label. Longtime fan William Ackerman signed Basho to his fledgling Windham Hill label in the late '70s and this resulting album is a little less esoteric than his previous efforts, but no less exotic. Variations on Clare de Lune" is a highlight, along with a reprise of his 1967 "The Grail and the Lotus. Most of Basho's recorded work has a slight (sometimes not so slight) disturbing or unsettled quality to it and this is exemplified by the times he decides to sing. His vocals are a weird, deep, otherworldly baritone and are an acquired taste to say the least.

Find similar artists to Michael Hedges and discover new music. Scrobble songs to get recommendations on tracks, albums, and artists you'll love. Will Ackerman is a guitarist and composer of acoustic-based instrumental music. He founded and ran for many years the influential new age recor. on Ross. Don Ross (born November 19, 1960 in Montreal, Quebec to Scottish and Mi'kmaq parents) is a Canadian fingerstyle guitarist noted for the emotio. lex de Grassi. Alex de Grassi ( 1. 2. 1952, Yokosuka, Japan) is an extremely influential fingerstyle steel string acoustic guitar player from the United States.

A case in point was Alex de Grassi. His 1978 Windham Hill debut, Turning: Turning Back, revealed an artist who was both a sophisticated composer and a staggeringly good guitarist. To this day, that album remains an important milestone in the evolution of modern steel-string guitar, much as a pair of early ’80s Windham Hill releases by Michael Hedges (Breakfast in the Field and Aerial Boundaries) hugely affected so many acoustic guitarists. For this Throwback Thursday, let’s revisit what many consider to be de Grassi’s masterwork: Turning: Turning Back.

A Study for Steel String. Album starts at 96BPM, ends at BPM (-96), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Robbie Basho. Rainbow Thunder - Songs of the American West.

Ackerman still records, and sure enough, he records for Windham Hill. Hedges/Variations On Clair De Lune - Robbie Basho/Oristano Sojourn - Scott Cossu/Clockwork - Alex DeGrassi/Peace - George Winston/Aerial Boundaries - Michael Hedges/Egrets - Montreux/On The Threshold Of Liberty - Mark Isham; Disc 2: Welcoming - Michael Manring/The 19A - Nightnoise/Montana Half-Light - Philip Aaberg/Shadowdance - 1901 (Theme From Mrs. Soffel) - Mark Isham/The Calling - Ira Stein & Russel Walder/Gwenlaise - Scott. WD-1104 - What Goes Around: The Best of Shadowfax - Shadowfax.

Alex de Grassi has been composing, recording and performing acoustic steel-string guitar music since the late 1970's. He has made over 20 recordings, performed around the world, and influenced a gene. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Alex de Grassi on your desktop or mobile device. Let your audience know what to hear first. With any Pro plan, get Spotlight to showcase the best of your music & audio at the top of your profile. Learn more about Pro. Close.


A1 William Ackerman Balancing 3:35
A2 Alex De Grassi Children's Dance 2:38
A3 Robbie Basho Elk Dreamer's Lament 4:14
A4 Daniel Hecht Willow 5:03
A5 Michael Hedges Lenono 3:45
B1 Michael Hedges Silent Anticipation 3:10
B2 William Ackerman The Wall And The Wind 3:33
B3 Alex De Grassi Causeway 4:09
B4 Robbie Basho Variations On Ezumi 4:03
B5 Daniel Hecht Autumn 3:27
B6 William Ackerman Gideon 1:42

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Canto Musikproduktion
  • Distributed By – TIS
  • Distributed By – Sound-Service Bellaphon International
  • Published By – Edition Sonant


  • Cover – Paul-Helmut Zrocke
  • Lacquer Cut By – PF*


Glossy cover

Pastels Records Sampler '81
Acoustic Guitar Selections from
the Pastels Records Catalogue

All selections Windham Hill Music, BMI
Subpublished by Edition Sonant
Pastels Records manufactured by
Canto Musikproduktion
Harmstorfer Weg 11
D-2106 Bendestorf
Distribution: Teldec Import-Service
Borsteler Chaussee 85-99a

Labels read:
Guitar Solos

Some copies might have a sticker with name of cover designer and 2nd distributor: Sound Service Bellaphon International

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 5057
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): S-ST-2027-A2 PF
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): S-ST-2027-B2 PF [etched] IP Made in Germany [stamped]
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Rights Society: BMI