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.
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)