Drift Into Shadows is our new album from William Hoshal.
The idea behind this collection, per the artist, was to actually use a single motif and polytonality to create all three pieces. "The inspiration comes from the time my wife and I spent living and photographing/painting in the (US) desert southwest....a correlation between the spectacular and varied light and the utter stillness".
And now, the inspiration is shared with you! Over two hours of amazing ambient, including the title track, which is an hour long ambient soundscape! Enjoy!!
Download includes front and back covers.
released March 3, 2017
All music composed, performed and produced by William Hoshal.
Cover photos: San Rafael Swell, Utah, US. Courtesy of Kim Hoshal.
"Composer, arranger, and performer William Hoshal* draws creative influence from the worlds he inhabits. Originally trained as an instrumentalist, his award-winning music has been featured in jazz festivals and on the concert stage both here and abroad.
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Williams' artistic roots began in the rich Portland, Oregon music scene and took him to the jazz and commercial worlds of the east coast. He relocated to the desert southwest where a lifelong fascination with indigenous music of all kinds and an interest to connect with his own distant heritage
ultimately led him to add the Native American flute and various world flutes to his musical lexicon. Influenced by jazz legends John Coltrane, Michael Brecker and Joe Henderson, as well as Native American musicians like Jim Pepper, John Rainier Jr., and Kevin Locke, he began incorporating the traditions of the native flute into the harmonic and rhythmic structures of jazz and contemporary classical music.
As a jazz and commercial musician, he has performed with artists such as Pat Metheny, The Brecker Brothers, Clark Terry, James Moody, Bob Mintzer, Michito Sanchez, Doc Severinson, Maureen McGovern, Celine Dion, and Lou Rawls."
*Source and read more @ www.williamhoshal.com