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George Winstonpiano, jazz

Winston's Wanderings

Joe Del Tufo

Stylistically atypical yet interestingly informed solo pianist George Winston will be playing two shows at the Outpost Performance Space, courtesy of AMP Concerts, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, and Wednesday, Feb. 3. Known for a telegraphic yet haunting style that demonstrates influences from organ music to the musical traditions of New Orleans, Winston self-describes his self-taught approach to instrumentality as “rural folk piano,” though critics have long noted the artist's connection to “New Age Music,” pointing to Winston's association with the Windham Hill recording label during the 1980s. More precisely, the pianist uses uptempo stride and New Orleans style R&B playing to imbue his performances with an atmosphere that is tantalizingly tranquil, intensely introspective and passionate. Winston's a philanthropist of note too; proceeds from merchandise sales at his concerts generally go to local food banks and his latest album, Spring Carosel – A Cancer Research Benefit, is directed toward producing funds for medical and clinical research into the dread disease. Tickets for Winston's sojourn into the sonic sublime are $53 in advance and $58 the day of the show. Each night, the magic music begins at 7:30pm. (August March)

Tuesday Feb 2, 2016

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210 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: 268-0044
Website: Click to Visit

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George Winston dubs his music “rural folk piano.” He’s recorded albums of the music of Vince Guaraldi (of Peanuts fame), New Orleans stride pianists and, of course, his seminal seasonal albums. He has also recorded CDs of slack key guitar and harmonica, and occasionally sneaks in a piece from that repertoire too.

See also: Jazzed

George Winston

Solo pianist plays well with others

George Winston
Joe del Tufo

You can hear Montana in the piano of Grammy-winner George Winston—the open space, the stillness, the wild scents on the wind. Though several decades removed from his Montana boyhood, Winston still clearly recalls the feel of each of the four seasons up in the north country, and those sense memories continue to animate his compositions and performances. They’ve long since been interwoven with a world of musical and geographical influences—from New Orleans pianist Professor Longhair to Hawaiian slack-key guitarist Gabby Pahinui, from jazz pianist/composer Vince Guaraldi to The Doors.

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