William Hoshal | A Rumor Of The Sun

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A Rumor Of The Sun

by William Hoshal

New music for Native American flute that bridges the worlds of meditative, ambient, and jazz. Reflecting on the connection between the ancient and the present.
Genre: World: Native American
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1. One Sky
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2. The Red Corn
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3. Rumor of the Sun
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4. Sun Arrival
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5. Far Plateaus
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6. Hoodoos Dance
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7. Mesa Pine
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8. Quiet Plateau
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9. Vermillion
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10. Into The Narrows
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11. Invocation And Improvisation
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Album Notes
The Debut CD, A RUMOR OF THE SUN is a musical collage of settings focusing on the haunting voice of the Native American Flute. This beautiful instrument blends itself seamlessly into the worlds of jazz, ambient, and meditative, ranging from contemplative melodies to rhythmically charged improvisations.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Bill draws influence from many musical worlds, including classical, jazz, and commercial. An award-winning composer and arranger, his music has been featured in jazz festivals and the concert stage both here and abroad. A lifelong fascination with indigenous music and an interest to connect with his own distant heritage ultimately led him to the Native American flute. Influenced by masters like R. Carlos Nakai, he began incorporating the traditions of the flute into the harmonic and rhythmic structures of jazz and contemporary classical music.

"Bill's music is a reprieve from the hectic buzz of life. It takes me into a quiet space and that's why I play his music in my treatment room. When he plays his flute, it creates an experience..." --Kimberly Sperling, Doctor of Oriental Medicine


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Randy Granger

An energetic, refreshing, musical romp.
This delightful dance through Native American flute music moves from modern rhythms, spiritual and meditative respites to wonderfully original Jazzy improvisational songs. Expertly played flutes combine with light keyboard, saxophone and ambient, supportive percussion that left me in a really refreshed mood. William Hoshal is an original voice and I get the sense he could make even a tree branch sound musical.


One Sky and Track 11 drums
The drums from track 11 encourage the voice of the flute. My favorite. My kids agreed that track 11 was awesome for "that kind of flute music."
I left it on the table when I left for errands and had to turn around and get that cd! We will see if track 11 and 1 remain my favorites after I continue to really listen to this gift of music! LLH