July 16, 1998 |
Advertiser: Windham Hill Records Agency: McCann-Erickson, Los Angeles Challenge: Develop a brand identity for the record label. The Ads: Two TV spots display pastoral scenes as gentle recordings from popular Windham Hill artists play in the background. One ad features instrumental music from George Winston, while the second spot uses an instrumental selection from Will Ackerman. Each ad ends with the Windham Hill logo and the slogan "The music inside you."
November 7, 1989 |
Taking part in a Windham Hill-sponsored folk bill at the Whisky on Sunday, local player Milo Binder immortalized "The New Bob Dylan" in a song that was itself a clever pastiche of mid-period Zimmy-isms. This mythic character didn't show up, nor did The New Suzanne Vega, yet each of the six acts provided something substantial or amusing enough.
June 17, 1990 |
This is fun. Imagine a piano sound that is blended from a large dose of Professor Longhair, a liberal seasoning of Dr. John, and a few sprinkles of Allen Toussaint and James P. Johnson. Then toss in some world-class contemporary jazz skills, extensive classical training and an utterly unique singing voice. Here's the result: A "live" recording of pianist Butler working a program of Crescent City-tinged rhythm and blues that bubbles with effervescent musical energies.
November 30, 1990
Longtime record executive Al Cafaro has been named president of A&M Records, the Los Angeles-based label of the Dutch music concern Polygram N.V. The 42-year-old Cafaro, who joined A&M Records in 1977 as a promotion manager, fills a post that had been held by A&M Chairman and Chief Executive Jerry Moss. Moss has served as president since A&M President Gil Friesen resigned in April shortly after A&M was sold to Polygram.