- 59% match to Paul McCandless
1957, Southern California, USA. Fascinated and attracted to pianos from an early age Story has produced a series of excellent solo piano albums over the past decade. Her debut in 1983 with Solid Colours showed considerable promise, having been influenced by both Mozart and Bill Evans. her music became identified with the new-age music that her record company Windham Hill Rec
Alex De Grassi
- 49% match to Paul McCandless
13 February 1952, Yokosuka, Japan, and raised in California, USA.The acoustic guitar sound of de Grassi had much to do with the growth and success of the Windham Hill Records label during the 80s. His clean, open-tuned newage music was similar, although more complex, to that of founder William Ackerman. Together with another Windham Hill artist Michael Hedges, they pioneered
16 November 1949, Germany. Ackerman moved to California at the age of nine when he was adopted by a Stanford professor and his wife. He started playing the acoustic guitar at the age of 12, shunning the electric guitar and preferring open, modal tunings, heavily influenced by John Fahey, Leo Kottke and Robbie Basho. Following a home-made recording, the entrepreneurial Ackerm
If one of the most interesting developments in popular music during the late 80s and early 90s was the blurring of boundaries within genres, probably the most extreme example of cross-fertilization was the melding of rock, pop or jazz with classical music. Among the most popular and exciting musical ensembles to fall under this category was the Turtle Island String Quartet.