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Christian Winther: Refuge In Sound

Read "Refuge In Sound" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Danish-born saxophonist and composer Christian Winther moved to the New Orleans area in 1997, attended the University of New Orleans and performed regularly with some of the legends of jazz including pianist Ellis Marsalis and the late saxophonist great, Frank Morgan among many others becoming a much in-demand fixture in the city's rich and vibrant jazz scene thereafter. Delivering his fifth album as leader, Refuge in Sound is a remarkable album featuring all original compositions of post-bop material rooted in ...

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Christian Winther: Soul House

Read "Soul House" reviewed by John Barron

Influenced by tenor saxophone giants Charlie Rouse, Paul Gonsalvez and Dexter Gordan, Danish-born musician Christian Winther improvises with a soulful, hard-bop edge, reveling in the joyous traditions associated with his instrument. The New Orleans-based saxophonist assembles a spirited quintet for Soul House, his third release as a leader.

Winther's deep-toned tenor lines are well developed with heartfelt flourishes. His lyrical twists and turns on the Kenny Kirkland ballad “Dienda," the lesser-known Thelonious Monk swinger “Green Chimneys" and the title track ...

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Christian Winther: Perspectives

Read "Perspectives" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

This new young tenorist was born and bred in New Orleans. He took up the clarinet at 11 and by age 13 was playing clubs with local pros. As with so many others, the music of Charlie Parker inspired him to switch to sax. At the University of New Orleans he studied with noted patriarch Ellis Marsalis, among others, and has toured the US and Europe with both modernand traditional New Orleans bands.

"Perspectives" is his debut CD, ...


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