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George Winston

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: 1949    

George Winston

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....
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  • Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions 2 – A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit

    JJ-Tracks
    2012
    BUY
  • Love Will Come - The Music Of Vince Guaraldi Volume 2

    JJ-Tracks
    2010
    BUY
  • Dirty, Dirty, Dirty... George Plays Jelly Roll

    Stomp Out
    2006
    BUY
  • Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions (A Hurricane Relief Benefit)

    JJ-Tracks
    2006
    BUY
  • Montana - A Love Story

    JJ-Tracks
    2004
    BUY
  • Winter Into Spring (20th Anniversary Edition)

    JJ-Tracks
    2002
    BUY
  • Autumn - Piano Solos

    JJ-Tracks
    2001
    BUY
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