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And We Dance

from next by Jeff Oster

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And We Dance was written with Will Ackerman, my producer, Grammy winning guitarist, and founder of Windham Hill Records. It was the very last song of the six days of recording, and it happened, beginning to end, in about an hour...

We were at the very end of the last day - and Will grabs his guitar ( and says "well, this might be something")...and proceeds to play the beautiful music we captured for this song.

Will leaves the room after he tracks - he wont sit there as its edited - and after we edited the song into place, we set up a mic for me, (we'd already changed the room configuration and had moved Imaginary Road's Steinway B back into the main room - and I wrote the horn melody as I played it and Tom Eaton recorded it...like ONE TAKE, straight through on 99% of what you hear. I wanted to change it, and Tom said - NO...it was SO fast, and SO perfectly easy...

Will came back in, we tweaked a few note placements and we were done..

I love this song, now added to my "dream come true " series of recordings - recordings with just me and Will...- we've done 4 now - At Last, Released, On One Knee and now And We Dance

I am grateful, and I can't think of a better way to end this record.

Thank you for taking the time to add these songs to your life.
My wish is that they add joy peace and beauty to your lives...pass it on.


from next, released April 14, 2015
Written by Jeff Oster & Will Ackerman

Jeff Oster: Flugelhorn
Will Ackerman: Guitar

Engineered by Tom Eaton

Mixed by Tom Eaton

Produced by Will Ackerman, Tom Eaton and Jeff Oster

Published by Retso Music (ASCAP) &
Beautiful Daughter Music (ASCAP)

© 2015 Jeff Oster & Will Ackerman


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Jeff Oster Alameda, California

Jeff's new album, BROTHERS (with Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton) was just nominated for Best New Age Album at the 64th Grammy® Awards.

He is one of the few trumpet/flugelhorn artists who's music will take you through chilled and dramatic soundscapes.

Five of his albums, "RELEASED", "TRUE", "SURRENDER" and "NEXT" and "REACH" have been voted as ZMR Album of the Year by broadcasters worldwide.
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