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George Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B, including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker T & The MG’s, Jimmy Smith, and many more. Inspired by R&B, jazz, Blues and rock (especially the Doors), George began playing organ in 1967. In 1971 he switched to the acoustic piano after hearing recordings from the 1920s and the 1930s by the legendary stride pianists Thomas “Fats” Waller and the late Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also at this time came up with this own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano. In 1972, he recorded his first solo piano album, BALLADS AND BLUES 1972, for the late guitarist John Fahey’s Takoma label.
Label: Dancing Cat Records
Track listing: Beverly; Freedom For The Stallion; Blues For Richard Folsom; Hallelujah; Making A Way; He's A Runner; Kai Forest; Wahine Hololio; At Midnight; Pua Sadinia [Not To Be Forgotten]; Dawn; Hana [A Flower For Your Heart];
by Nicholas F. Mondello
Vince Guaraldi at the Piano Derrick Bang 354 pages ISBN: # 978-078645902-5 McFarland & Company, Inc, 2012 Soon after autumn leaves fall, promos hit the airwaves for the various Charlie Brown Holiday specials. Those timeless animations are lathered up with marvelously hip jazzthat of pianist Vince Guaraldi. While umbilical tied ...
by Scott Gudell
Some people swear Professor Longhair (1918--1980) was at the very first New Orleans Mardi Gras back in 1699. However, the truth is that he probably started boppin' and hoppin' at the annual celebration a few years after World War I. He kept going until he passed in 1980 and he experienced over a half century of ...
by Mike Jurkovic
As we've learned time and time again throughout this sick year, 2021, not many humans are ready to completely surrender themselves for the good of their fellow kind. So it's truly a beautiful thing when Berlin based pianist Julie Sassoon surrenders so completely to her instrument and the moment that, like a medium, reveals mysteries to ...
Track listing: Autumn Wind (Pixie #11); Judge, Judge; A Change Is Gonna Come; Summertime; Cancion Mixteca (Immigrant’s Lament); The Good Earth; For What It’s Worth; Medley:; The Times Of Harvey Milk; The Unknown Soldier; The Wayward Wind;
by Jakob Baekgaard
The times we live in call for reflection and one of the ways of providing it is through music. Music can slow our lives down and make us live in the moment, but it can also connect people. Since he discovered music, guitarist and composer Shambhu Neil Vineberg has been on a journey that has seen ...
by Ludovico Granvassu
This week we continue the retrospective dedicated to Frank Zappa's complex relationship with jazz, through a mix of the jazzier compositions performed by Zappa himself and countless tributes to his music paid by jazz musicians. As Frank Zappa loved to say, quoting Edgard Varèse, the present day composer refuses to die" and the ...
by Gareth Thompson
Norway's best-selling jazz album ever is also a recording laced with tragedy. Only weeks after its 1982 release, singer Radka Toneff was found dead in the Bygdøy woods, near Oslo. She was aged thirty. The verdict was suicide caused by an overdose of sleeping pills. Toneff was born in 1952 and by her ...
Track listing: Carousel 1; Carousel 2; Soft Muted Dream; More Than You Know; Many Clocks; Ms Mystery 1; Unrequited Love; Dream 2; Night Blooming / Carousel 16; Fess' Carousels; Ms Mystery 2; Pixie # 13 In C; Ms Mystery 3; Rekindling Love; Requited Love;