Discography :: Producer Credits

key:

  • + RIAA Certified Gold
  • ++ RIAA Certified Platinum
  • +++ Grammy Nomination
  • ++++ Grammy Winner
  • +++++ NAR Lifestyle Music Award

Many of these recordings are also certified Gold and Platinum in Foreign Territories

* Other Awards:

  • FLOW: 2017 ZMR Record of the Year & Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
  • Kathryn Kaye:   2016 ZMR Best Piano Album w/ Instrumentation
  • Kathryn Kaye: 2015 ZMR Best Piano Album w/ Instrumentation
  • Jeff Oster: 2015 ZMR Album of the Year; Best Chill/Groove Album
  • Lawrence Blatt 2014 ZMR Best Instrumental Album – Acoustic
  • Jill Haley: 2014 ZMR Best Piano Album w/ Instrumentation
  • Masako: 2013 ZMR Best Piano Album-Solo
  • Kathryn Kaye: 2013 ZMR Best Holiday Album
  • Shambhu: 2013 Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
  • Fiona Joy Hawkins: 2013 ZMR Best Instrumental Album – Piano
  • Todd Boston: 2012 ZMR Best Instrumental Album – Acoustic
  • Heidi Breyer: 2012 ZMR Best Instrumental Album – Piano
  • Masako: 2012 ZMR Best New Artist
  • Heidi Anne Breyer: 2010 ZMR Awards for Best New Artist and Best Instrumental Album - Piano
  • Devin Rice and Erin Aas: May 2010 #1 Zone Music Reporter Chart position! and 2010 ZMR Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
  • Fiona Joy Hawkins: 2009 ZMR Awards for Album of the Year, Best Contemporary Instrumental, and Best Instrumental Piano albums!
  • Kori Linae Carothers: nominee for 2009 ZMR Awards
  • Lawrence Blatt': nominee for 2009 ZMR Awards
  • Stanton Lanier: 2009 ZMR Award for Best Holiday Album!
  • Rocky Fretz: 9th Annual (2009) Independepent Music Awards!
  • Rory Sullivan: America's Best Song- Folk genre for his track "Out Of Here"!

Recording / Year / Artist

  • In Search of the Turtle's Navel (1976) Will Ackerman
  • Slow Circle (1979) Alex deGrassi
  • Piano Solos of Eric Satie (1979) William Quist
  • Childhood and Memory (1979) Will Ackerman
  • Willow (1980) Daniel Hecht
  • ++ Autumn (1980) George Winston
  • Breakfast in the Field (1981) Michael Hedges
  • Passage (1981) Will Ackerman
  • Sampler '81 (1981) Various
  • ++ December (1982) George Winston
  • ++ Winter Into Spring (1982) George Winston
  • Solid Colors (1982) Liz Story
  • Sampler '82 (1982) Various
  • Elements (1982) Ira Stein & Russell Walder
  • An Evening w/Windham Hill Live (1983) Various
  • Past Light (1983) Will Ackerman
  • +++ Aerial Boundaries (1984) Michael Hedges
  • Sampler '84 (1984) Various
  • Jogging the Memory (1985) Malcolm Dalglish
  • ++++ Winter's Solstice (1985) Various
  • Piano Sampler (1985) Various
  • Conferring with the Moon (1986) Will Ackerman
  • Reunion (1986) Scott Cossu
  • Transit (1986) Ira Stein & Russell Walder
  • +++ Sampler '86 (1986) Various
  • Available Light (1987) Allaudin Mathieu
  • Soul of the Machine (1987) Various
  • Guitar Sampler (1988) Various
  • + A Winter's Solstice II (1988) Various
  • Sampler '88 (1988) Various
  • Imaginary Roads (1988) Will Ackerman
  • Sampler '89 (1989) Various
  • Legacy: A Collection of New Folk Music (1989) Various
  • Upright (1989) Phil Aaberg
  • + A Winter's Solstice III (1990) Various
  • Escape of the Circus Ponies (1991) Liz Story
  • Dots Will Echo (1991) Dots Will Echo
  • Jack's Crows (1991) John Gorka
  • Guitar Sampler Volume II (1991) Various
  • Tango (1991) Patty Larkin
  • The First Ten Years (1991) Various
  • Legacy II (1992) Various
  • The Opening of Doors (1992) Will Ackerman
  • Sampler '92 (1991) Various
  • Scott Cossu: A Windham Hill Retrospective (1992)
  • Alex deGrassi: A Windham Hill Retrospective (1992)
  • Songs From Einstein's Violin (1996) Frank Tedesso
  • Sticks & Stones (1996) Rob Eberhard Young
  • On A Winter's Night (1997) Various
  • +++ Sound of Wind Driven Rain (1998) Will Ackerman
  • +++ Hearing Voices (2001) Will Ackerman
  • ++++ Returning (2004) Will Ackerman
  • Songs from a Wishing Well (2005) Patrick Gorman
  • The Voice (2005) Stanton Lanier
  • Allure of Sanctuary (2005) Karen Marie Garrett
  • +++++ Released (2005) Jeff Oster
  • Whisperings at Nightfall (2006) Robert Linton
  • The Color of Light (2007) Dana Cunningham
  • The Language of Spirits (2007) Rudy Perrone
  • +++++ True (2007) Jeff Oster
  • +++++ It's about the Rose (2007) Karen Marie Garrett
  • Unveiled (2007) Stanton Lanier
  • +++++ Gardens of Hope and Courage (2007) Frank Smith
  • Something You Dream Of (2007) Denise Young
  • Forgiving Dreams (2007) Damon Buxton
  • Eden (2007) Ryan Brown
  • Gray Sky and Bittersweet (2007) Anne Sweeten
  • Lantern (2007) Dan Kennedy
  • Woodsongs (2007) Various artists
  • The Other Side (2008) Paul Jensen
  • Silhouette of a Season (2008) Matt Millecchia
  • *The Color of Sunshine (2009) Lawrence Blatt
  • *Trillium (2009) Kori Linae Carothers
  • *The Path Ahead (2009) Rocky Fretz
  • *Blue Dream (2009) Fiona Joy Hawkins
  • *December Peace (2009) Stanton Lanier
  • *Here All Along (2009) Rory Sullivan
  • Jane and John Doe (2009) Yasmin Tayeby
  • *Another Place and Time (2010) Heidi Anne Breyer
  • Chasing Tornadoes (2010) Patrick Gorman
  • Longing For Home (2010) Peter Jennison
  • Dreaming Still (2010) Kathryn Kaye
  • *Arrival (2010) Devin Rice and Erian Aas
  • Sacred Love (2010) Shambhu
  • Just This Side of Spring (2010) Ann Sweeten
  • New England Roads (2010) Will Ackerman
  • A Thousand Years (2011) Stanton Lanier
  • Heavy as a Feather (2011) Kathryn Kaye
  • For You (2011) Brooke Ramel
  • Soul Whispers (2011) Dean Boland
  • Dawn of Peace (2012) Lynn Yew Evers
  • Unbroken (2012) David Kydd
  • Touched by the Sun (2012) Todd Boston
  • Beyond the Turning (2012) Heidi Breyer
  • Will’s Embrace (2012) Ronnda Cadle
  • The River of Life (2012) Rebecca Harrold
  • Masako (2012) Masako
  • Reconstructed (2012) Isadar (F.I. Thibodeaux)
  • What The Winter Said (2013) Kathryn Kaye
  • Open Spaces (2013) Stanton Lanier
  • 600 Years in a Moment (2013) Fiona Joy Hawkins (produced by Will and Fiona)
  • Dreaming of Now (2013) Shambhu
  • Early Falls the Christmas Snow (2013) Domini Silla
  • Sojourn (2013) James Gabriel
  • Out of Nothing (2013) Matteo Palmer
  • All the Days of my Life (2013) Vicente Avella
  • Emergence (2014) Lawrence Blatt
  • Call of the Mountains (2014) Masako
  • Fire in the Rainstorm (2014) Kori Carothers
  • Unlike the Stars (2014) Vin Downes
  • Experiences (2014) Ryan Michael Richards
  • Closer (2014) Louis Colaiannia
  • Seasons of the Heart (2014) Reneé Michele
  • By the Wire (2014) Jwennifer DeFrayne (produced by Will and Fiona Joy)
  • Coming Home (2014) Peter Jennison
  • 30 Year Detour (2014) Schumann
  • Mind Heart Fingers (2014) Trevor Gordon Hall
  • Mesa Verde Soundscapes (2014) Jill Haley
  • Passionata (2014) Denise Young
  • Patterns of Sun and Shade (2014) Kathryn Kaye
  • Tapestries of Time (2014) Ann Sweeten
  • Songs of Leaving (2015) Angelo Rapan
  • Dividing the Darkness (2015) Steve Rivera
  • Water and Light (2015) Loren Evarts
  • Next (2015) Jeff Oster
  • Learning to Fly (2015) Neil Tatar
  • Where Butterflies Dance (2015) Ann Sweeten
  • Everything in Between (2015) Jeffey Seeman
  • Journey Home (2015) Raphael Groten
  • Gratitude (2015) Joe Heinemann
  • Nightbound (2015) David Lindsay
  • Letters From Far Away (2015) Heidi Breyer
  • Colors in the Diary (2015) Maria Takeuchi
  • Rendezvous (2016) Kelly Andrew
  • Embers (2016) Matteo Palmer
  • Reflected in a Flowing Stream (2016) Kathryn Kaye
  • Into Eternity (2016) James Gabriel
  • There Was a Time (2016) Kathryn Kaye
  • Landscapes of the Heart (2016) Gary Schmidt
  • Elysian (2016) Lynn Yew Evers
  • Matters of Balance (2016) Richard Carr
  • On Eagle Mountain (2016) Todd Mosby
  • Four Days in My Life (2016) Louis Colaiannia
  • ZIA (2016) Alexi Musnitsky
  • Montañas (2016) Heidi Osgood-Metcalf
  • Signature Synchronicity (2016) Fiona Joy Hawkins (produced by Will and Tom Eaton)
  • FLOW (2017) Will Ackerman, Lawrence Blatt, Fiona Joy, Jeff Oster
  • Latitudes and Longitudes (2017) Lawrence Blatt
  • When the Sea Lets Go (2017) Vin Downes
  • Piano Sanctuary (2017) Masako
  • Flying Solo (2017) Ann Sweeten
  • After the Rain (2017) Neil Tatar
  • Red Diamonds (2017) Gina Lenee Perkins
  • Beautiful Journey (2018) Brenda Warren
  • Home Again (2018) Loren Evarts
  • Moonlight in Empty Rooms (2018) Heidi Breyer
  • + RIAA Certified Gold
  • ++ RIAA Certified Platinum
  • +++ Grammy Nomination
  • ++++ Grammy Winner
  • +++++ NAR Lifestyle Music Award
 

visit Will's studio site:

Imaginary Road Studios

" Working with Will as my producer has made me a better artist and human being. He is a man who truly cares about helping create your dreams and visions. He listens with an open heart, understands the unheard rhythm, and dances with the ever-changing ebb and flow. All the while reaching into the true depth of what the music can be, bringing it to the surface. The beauty, the substance, the process, that is Will Ackerman and his work. "

Ronnda Cadle Camano Island, WA


" In the world of music production Will Ackerman is in a league of his own. His wealth of experience only adds to his innate ability to cut straight to the heart of the artists creativity. While listening closely to the composer, he shares is own vision for their music, guiding them often unknowingly to a place they perhaps never even knew existed. Suddenly they find themselves in their own new world of music. A truly brilliant producer. "

Heidi Breyer


" It's a challenge to find just the right elements that enable an artist to create a musical statement from a few rough ideas. Capturing them with clarity and authenticity so they may be shared for years to come is an even greater challenge. Will Ackerman achieves precisely that. This magical symbiosis lies in not merely his technical expertise [acquired honing his craft over more than thirty years], but in his ability to literally inhabit a melody and navigate a rhythm in order to reproduce music worthy of your artistic vision. He has produced a body of work that has exceeded all of my expectations. "

Noa Bursie