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Paul Winter Consort



Format: CD

Genre: Folk

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This 1972 classic captures saxophonist Paul Winter and his ensemble at the height of their improvisational powers. Winter was one of the first artists to incorporate such exotic instruments as the sitar and tabla into his music and the result was memorable chamber jazz-folk played in the wonderfully experimental, post-hippie way only Winter and his merry band could. The title track, one of guitarist Ralph Towner's compositions, became famous for its pensive melody and soaring soprano sax. "Whole Earth Chant" is a piece that foreshadows New Age artists like Loreena McKennitt with its echoing tribal drums interwoven with ominous distorted guitar. And "Minuit" downright borders on what today some would call world music--it features a choir of voices singing a simple, sauntering melody taken from a Guinean folk song. Classic early '70s Winter. --Karen Karleski
Cat. number: LD0004
Year: 2009
Recorded at Sea Weed Studios, Marblehead, Massachusetts. Recording equipment by Fedco Audio, Providence, Rhode Island and Dolby Labs, New York. Additional recording at Electric Lady Studios, New York; Record Plant, New York; Upsurge Studios, New York. Mixed at A.I.R. London Studios.

Paul Stookey appears courtesy or Warner Brothers Records. Billy Cobham appears courtesy of Columbia Records.

(C)1972 CBS Records, Inc.