Label: MMG Records: Produced by Will Ackerman
Gliding; Across America; Aether; Earth & Sky; Into Starlight; Sailing Sylphs; Between The Clouds; Blue Horizons; To The Sky; Aerial Views; Solo Flight; Shining Lights.
Additional Personnel / Information
Will Ackerman: Producer Tom Eaton; Produser, Engineer, Mixer, Mastering Recorded Imaginary Road Studios, Windham co. Vermont Recorded Dreamland Studios Woodstock, NY
If the music on guitarist and composer Todd Mosby’s newest release, Aerial Views, seems to take flight and soar, that’s not coincidental. From the time he was six years old, Mosby has been in love with flying—now, on this collection of a dozen towering tracks, he conveys that sensation through his music. Produced by the legendary Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton team, Aerial Views takes off with “Gliding,” featuring a cast of world-class musicians: bassist Tony Levin, drummer Jerry Marotta, percussionist Jeff Haynes, multi-instrumentalist Premik Tubbs on soprano saxophone and Eaton playing the Fender Rhodes keyboard. Mosby plays both the standard Gibson ES275 guitar as well as acoustic and electric Imrat guitar, an 18-stringed sitar-guitar hybrid bridge instrument created by Ustadt Imrat Khan, Kim Schwartz and Mosby. Imrat guitars are utilized on four of Aerial Views’ tracks in all. That freedom is evident throughout Aerial Views, the third in a series of concept albums that highlight the natural elements. It follows Eagle Mountain, a tribute to earth, and Open Waters, dedicated to the seas. In conceiving the music for Aerial Views, Mosby focused on strong melody and a unique form of harmony inspired by the Imrat guitar; the bulk of the tracks feature Mosby interacting in instrumental settings with some “A” list, heavy hitting musicians. “I had an abundance of material to pull from,” he says. “Each tune had to survive the production process while remaining engaging enough for each musician to bring their best forward.” Mosby says.
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