Tracy Scott Silverman 1999 Windham Hill/BMG — Acoustic and electric violin and viola with grooves and filmscore-like ambiance. Original compositions; also Hendrix, Beatles, Bach, Terry Riley. Featured guests: Terry Riley, Michael Manring. Acoustic and electric 6-string violin in ambient/rock/acoustic environments. Head music for the soul.

“…what may be the most adventurous Windham Hill album ever. He duets with minimalist pioneer Terry Riley on two spiraling improvisations for muted piano and viola, and he turns Jimi Hendrix’s “1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)” into a dreamy chamber-dub soundscape. Silverman also creates several overdubbed solos that avoid the cliches of the genre. “Improvisation with Overdubs” is a meditative-yet-searing work, while “Fugue En Groove” is a nice piece of baroque electronica.” –Billboard

Album Personnel

  • Tracy Silverman
  • Terry Riley
  • David P. Doll
  • Thea Suits
  • Paul Hanson
  • Michael Manring