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Summer
George Winston
Summer
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
 
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George Winston has the unique ability to play bright, uplifting, yet stingingly melancholy piano, and Summer is one of the best examples of his fine work around. Somewhere between the ambient-style tone poems of Winter int...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: George Winston
Title: Summer
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 6
Label: Windham Hill Records
Release Date: 10/8/1991
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
Styles: Meditation, Instrumental, Adult Contemporary, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 019341110729, 4988017631133

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George Winston has the unique ability to play bright, uplifting, yet stingingly melancholy piano, and Summer is one of the best examples of his fine work around. Somewhere between the ambient-style tone poems of Winter into Spring and the melodious charm of Autumn, Summer dances brightly, evoking images of relaxing under a tree or children playing in a field. Highlights are many and include Winston's "Lullaby," full of melody and lyrical tension; "Hummingbird," with its whirling repetitive structure, reflecting the vibrant dimension of nature during the summer season; and the fun, rambling "Corrina, Corrina." In short, this is another album of what Winston does best--underscoring the poetic moments of life through poignant, beautiful music. --Karen Karleski

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Donna T. from APO, AE
Reviewed on 11/12/2013...
Light, pleasant, upbeat, happy. Beautiful piano.

CD Reviews

George Winston's best CD
Brian D. Rubendall | Oakton, VA | 08/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Perhaps it is called "Summer" because it is George Winston's warmest collection of songs. Whatever the reason, it is also his best. Combining teriffic cover material like "Corrina Corrina" with some of his best ever original songs, "Summer" is the best place to start for the new fan and a must own for long time fans. Like most Winston albums, this one mostly features just George and his piano. And few play it better than him. Right from the catchy opening track "Living in the Country," it will get under your skin. An outstanding album for anyone who likes new age music."
Paintings done by piano rather than brush
Neal C. Reynolds | Indianapolis, Indiana | 09/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Of the well known new age pianists, George Winston is master of the solo piano. He claims Fats Waller and Teddy Wilson as his major influences, but I also hear Meade Lux Lewis, George Shearing, and Floyd Cramer influences. This is music to sit back and relax by. Outstanding in my mind were:1: A Day in the Country...a Pete Seeger song
2&3: Loreta and Desiree's Bouquet--Parts 1&2...
4: Fragrant Fields...I notice Winston has composed several soundtracks for adaptations of children's stories...this is from one of them.
5: The Garden...interpretation of music from the original THE OUTER LIMITS episode, "The Guests".
7: Lullaby
9: Hummingbird...effective evocation of the hummingbird's fluttering wings and darting movements.
13: Corrina, Corrina...fun filled and spritely traditional song."