The inaugural release by cult new age label Windham Hill is also the debut album by its founder, William Ackerman. In Search of the Turtle’s Naval transformed Ackerman from a Stanford dropout carpenter to a record company executive and near overnight success. Inspired musically by John Fahey’s Takoma Records, the album pioneered a new acoustic music that many consider to be one of the earliest examples of “new age.” It’s a lovely full-listen of meditative acoustic fingerpicking, shifting moods, and improvisation. Big early morning favorite at the ISC listening bar!
Recommended – Full Listen
Tags: Acoustic / Guitar / Jazz