So maybe this could be an anniversary of some sort . . . at any rate, I do want to keep writing new posts, and I'm so happy to begin with this one, featuring an outstanding composer and photographer, Jeff Carlson.
Below is what the homepage of his website looks like (https://www.shippyhollow.com).
For a long time Jeff has been composing instrumental music, and producing it digitally. His main way to use the tracks has been to put together a video with photographs, and create a musical soundtrack to go along with it. I first heard some of his pieces two years ago, when watching some of his videos.
Well, not much (could be better) . . . But ever since beginning to watch these videos, I was hoping he would make his music tracks available on a CD . . . mostly because I thought some of the pieces were marvelous . . .
and deserved to be appreciated as just music, without being a part of something else. And besides this, I'm always looking to expand my collection of instrumental recordings; it's my favorite kind of music to listen to while working on artwork and doing other projects.
So I was very happy when in fall of 2019 he put out not one, but two CD albums!
Here is a link to learn about them: https://www.shippyhollow.com/music Besides CD format, they are also available from Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, and other digital sources.
And very recently, a video by Jeff Carlson became a catalyst for me to get back to this music blog . . . I had been wanting to get it started again for a long while, but you know how it goes -- life can have many twists and turns . . . However, when I watched this video, I was so amazed by it-- the images were wonderful, ethereal; and the quiet music was a fitting accompaniment. It was easy to know what I wanted to make the next post about . . . and here it is, "River Walk."
It was an especially foggy morning. Jeff and his wife Pat started walking in their small town, and continued on to the Columbia River. Now it's best to not say more, and let you see the photos and hear the wonderful music: