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Paul Winter

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Winter first found community prominence in 1961 because the winner of the collegiate jazz celebration held in Notre Dame School; among that event’s judges, John Hammond, eventually agreed upon the group to some Columbia recording agreement. In 1962, the music group was delivered on circumstances Section tour of Latin America. That project planted the very first seed products of transformation in Winter’s idea. In 1967, he empty traditional jazz format and only a lineup that highlighted non-Western equipment. The Paul Wintertime Consort, because the music group was renamed, became among the first exponents of globe music, combining components from several African, Asian, and South American civilizations with jazz. Associates from the Consort thinking about increasing the music’s experimental component — guitarist Ralph Towner, oboist Paul McCandless, sitarist and percussionist Collin Walcott — broke from Winter’s command in the first ’70s to create the group Oregon. In the meantime, Winter became significantly associated with environmental problems. He participated in actions using the Greenpeace firm, and proved helpful towards an effective integration of music and character. Winter documented his tries at conversation with whales from the coastline of California, and utilized the tapes because the base of his 1977 record, Common Surface. Since 1980, Wintertime has going a nonprofit group focused on increasing public knowing of music’s romantic relationship to religious and environmental wellness. He continues to execute to get his firm, frequently in configurations conducive towards the creation of (and discussion with) ambient sound, like the Grand Canyon, or New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine; in 1998, he also teamed with Oscar Castro-Neves to record Brazilian Times. Celtic Solstice implemented a year afterwards; Journey with sunlight made an appearance in early 2001.

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Full Name Paul Winter
Profession Musician
Education Northwestern University, Altoona Area High School
Nationality American
Spouse Chez Liley
Awards Grammy Award for Best New Age Album
Music Groups Paul Winter Consort
Music Songs Whales Weep Not!, Grand Canyon Sunrise, Lullaby From The Great Mother Whale, Down in Belgorod, Canticle of Brother Sun, Kurski Funk, Grand Canyon Sunset, The Blue Green Hills of Earth, Dawnwatch, Sweet Comeraghs, Dolphin Morning, And the Earth Spins, Concerto for Whale and Organ, Bedrock Cathedral, Appalachian Morning, Morning Echoes, Call of the Elephant, Foolish One, George and Gracie, Uirapuru do Amazonas, Farewell to Govan, Seal Eyes, Sun Singer, Lay Down Your Burden, River Run, Under the Sun, Blue's Cathedral, Sanctus and Benedictus, Russian Girls, Sea Joy, Ocean Child, September Solo
Albums Missa Gaia/Earth Mass, Celtic Solstice, Whales Alive, Prayer for the Wild Things, Earth: Voices of a Planet, Solstice Live!, Common Ground, Canyon Lullaby, Canyon, Wintersong, The Sound of Ipanema, Earthbeat, Sun Singer, Callings, Jazz Meets the Folk Song, Jazz Premiere Washington, New Jazz On Campus (Live), Finally, Com Alma, Rio, The Spell of the Samba, Jamming With The Aliens
Movies Angels and Aliens


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