PAUL WINTER

Jazz Related Improv/Composition / World Fusion / Pop/Art Song/Folk / Third Stream / Latin Jazz / Hard Bop / Bossa Nova • United States
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Paul Winter (born August 31, 1939 in Altoona, Pennsylvania) is an American saxophonist (alto and soprano saxophone).

In 1961, while Winter was in college at Northwestern University, the Paul Winter Sextet won the Intercollegiate Jazz Festival and was signed by Columbia Records.

The next year, the band toured Latin America as cultural ambassadors for the United States State Department, playing 160 concerts in 23 countries. The Sextet was also the first jazz band to perform at the White House.

After Winter's band changed its name to the Paul Winter Consort in the late 1960s, it contributed to the development of new age music and healing music. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.
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PAUL WINTER Jazz Premiere: Washington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Premiere: Washington
Hard Bop 1963
PAUL WINTER Rio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rio
Latin Jazz 1964
PAUL WINTER The Sound Of Ipanema album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sound Of Ipanema
Bossa Nova 1965
PAUL WINTER Icarus album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Icarus
World Fusion 1972
PAUL WINTER Common Ground album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Common Ground
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1977
PAUL WINTER Missa Gaia album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Missa Gaia
Third Stream 1982
PAUL WINTER Earthbeat album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Earthbeat
World Fusion 1987
PAUL WINTER Earth: Voices of a Planet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Earth: Voices of a Planet
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1990
PAUL WINTER Prayer For The Wild Things album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prayer For The Wild Things
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1994
PAUL WINTER Man Who Planted Trees album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Man Who Planted Trees
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1995
PAUL WINTER Brazilian Days album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brazilian Days
Latin Jazz 1998

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PAUL WINTER New Jazz On Campus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Jazz On Campus
Hard Bop 1963
PAUL WINTER Road album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Road
World Fusion 1970
PAUL WINTER Callings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Callings
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1980
PAUL WINTER Concert For The Earth (aka Концерт Земле ) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Concert For The Earth (aka Концерт Земле )
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1985
PAUL WINTER Wintersong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wintersong
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1986
PAUL WINTER Whales Alive album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Whales Alive
Third Stream 1986
PAUL WINTER En Directo En España (Spanish Angel) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
En Directo En España (Spanish Angel)
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1993
PAUL WINTER Solstice Live! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solstice Live!
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1993
PAUL WINTER Canyon Lullaby album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Canyon Lullaby
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1997
PAUL WINTER Celtic Solstice album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Celtic Solstice
World Fusion 1999
PAUL WINTER Journey with the Sun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Journey with the Sun
World Fusion 2000

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PAUL WINTER Wolf Eyes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wolf Eyes
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1988
PAUL WINTER Anthems album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anthems
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1992
PAUL WINTER Count Me In album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Count Me In
Hard Bop 2012

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Silver Solstice
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2005

PAUL WINTER Reviews

PAUL WINTER Count Me In

Boxset / Compilation · 2012 · Hard Bop
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I’ve always known Paul Winter as one of the first jazz artists to cross over into “new age” territory, as well as one of the first to use straight rhythms and simple harmonies in a jazz context, a tendency that consequently caught on with a lot more artists over the years. He always seemed like a nice guy, so I won’t get hysterical and say he ‘ruined jazz’, but he has always been highly suspect, ha. That’s why it was a surprise to hear this compilation of his earlier material, turns out Paul used to play real jazz, and it was really good jazz too. “Count Me In” is a compilation of 32 tracks recorded in the early 60s that shows Winter working with a very imaginative sextet that blends complex ensemble arrangements with short solos for a modern quasi-big band approach somewhat similar to some things Miles Davis and Art Farmer had been doing. The style is hard bop with a west coast cool approach, a style that was very popular with early 60s college kids who also dug Dave Brubek and Chet Baker. This was an excellent time period for jazz, sandwiched between the excesses of the past bop era and the greater excesses of the coming fusion era, early 60s jazz was smart, compact and eternally hip.

The first ten tracks on this compilation are the best. They feature Winter’s original sextet; six young college kids who won the 1961 Intercollegiate Jazz Festival, which won them a recording contract with Columbia and a US state department backed tour of Latin America. Their youthful enthusiasm and fresh new ideas really come through. Many of these guys would leave pro music after this sextet broke up, including the very talented baritone player Les Rout. Tracks 11 through 17 feature this same sextet playing the first ever jazz concert at the White House. These tracks are nice as history, but the recordings don’t sound great, and the band sounds uptight, nervous and a even a little off sometimes. The final tracks, 18 - 32, feature the last version of Winter’s sextet, which by now had picked up more familiar names such as Ben Riley and Chuck Israels. The music is still good, but I miss the more ‘modernist’ sound of the younger naïve group, plus these recordings are live and are of less than best quality. Mostly I would recommend this CD for the first ten tracks, excellent hipster jazz for young college kids in the years right before post hippie-lemming mentality would trample all over this more subtle culture.

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