National Park Soundscapes

National Park Soundscapes

Jill Haley

Self-released

For her fourth National Park-inspired recording, Jill Haley (piano, oboe, and English horn) switched her attention from one park to many, composing/performing musical portraits of 12, including Acadia (Maine), Everglades (Florida), and Yosemite (California), thereby sampling from the entire country. Joined by her husband David Cullen (guitars and bass) and children Graham and Dana (cello and horn, respectively), as well as percussionist Tony Deangelis, Haley shows once more she is so much more than a sought-after guest artist for Imaginary Road Studio recordings. By turns vibrant, somber, reflective, and serene, this is acoustic instrumental music at its finest.

August 1, 2016
Reviewed by: 
Bill Binkelman