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George Winston

Born: 1949    Primary Instrument: Piano

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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Discography * 1972 Ballads and Blues * 1980 Autumn * 1982 Winter into Spring * 1982 December * 1991 Summer * 1994 Forest * 1996 Linus and Lucy - The Music of Vince Guaraldi * 1999 Plains * 2001 Remembrance - A Memorial Benefit * 2002 Night Divides the Day - The Music of the Doors * 2005 Montana - A Love Story * 2006 Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions: A Hurricane Relief Benefit * 2010 Love Will Come - The Music Of Vince Guaraldi Vol 2 Soundtracks * 1984 The Velveteen Rabbit * 1988 This is America Charlie Brown – The Birth of the Constitution * 1995 Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes * 2002 Pumpkin Circle * 2003 Bread Comes to Life

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