William Aura is a New Age musician that has been putting out great music since the 1970s. Most of his solo works, spanning from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, ranged from slow ambient to upbeat jazz. He was one of the first artists signed to Higher Octave Music and later became a staff producer for that lable. In 1994 he formed a trio called 3rd Force which became a leader in the smooth jazz genre. A devoted Buddhist, his spiritual vision is reflected in both his music and in his social activism.
Several months ago, I made this video featuring one of his early songs:
He noticed it and commented thusly:
Thank you for the kind words. Great to hear this track again. Beautiful graphics. You have brought joy to my heart. Take good care.
Here’s another video of an even greater song, “Dreamer”. The visuals of this video are even more impressive!
Here is his Facebook account:
And here is Aura appealing for aid to people in Nepal:
Thank YOU, Aura, for your works, both of art and of charity. The world is an oyster and you are a pearl the size of a human heart.