Water Music was originally recorded in 1985, and released by me on cassette-only.
(Being low on funds, I remember bartering some musical equipment for studio time.)
Some of the musicians influencing me back then were Windham Hill Records artists
such as Liz Story, Will Ackerman and George Winston. I guess I did a good job of
emulating that sound as one of my tunes, Baker Lake, was “that close” to being
included on one of Windham Hill’s piano sampler albums. Such is fate.
St. John River Suite came out of two wilderness canoe camping trips I made to Maine
in the early 80’s. A watery travelogue, I suppose. Neither time were we victims to the
class III rapids either. Otherwise, I’m not sure it would have inspired any compositions.
The Pond in Winter is a reference to a chapter in Walden by Thoreau, one of the
American Transcendentalists (along with Emerson and Alcott) whom I spent copious
amounts of time reading back in my 20’s.
So, I hope you enjoy this reissue of Water Music. If you have any comments, email me
Meriden CT, 2004