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Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
CANYON LULLABY is Paul Winter's long-awaited first solo sax album, and the first Surround Sound album recorded in the Wilderness. Lyrical and haunting, this album showcases Winter's soulful and soaring sax within the extr... more »
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CANYON LULLABY is Paul Winter's long-awaited first solo sax album, and the first Surround Sound album recorded in the Wilderness. Lyrical and haunting, this album showcases Winter's soulful and soaring sax within the extraordinary acoustics of the Grand Canyon, among a symphony of wildlife voices. Continuing Winter's legacy of state-of-the-art outdoor recordings, and further refining his musical-ecological vision, CANYON LULLABY is a tender lovesong to one of the most dramatic yet intimate landscapes on Earth.
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a lovely, mellow recording that really makes you think you're in a canyon in the Southwest, enjoying nature in all its grandeur."
A pleasant solo acoustic instrumental album
Bill Binkelman, Wind and Wire | Minneapolis, MN United States | 06/15/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Even though the only instrument on this fine CD is soprano sax, it's much closer to being an ambient album than any other genre. There is little here that approaches "jazz," instead the music is more in line with the tone poem approach of classic "new age" artists like Will Ackerman (guitar) and George Winston (piano). Except, of course, the instrument is sax. By recording it in the Grand Canyon itself, Winter achieves an almost surreal vibe because of the long sustain (echo) time of near ten seconds. This also adds to the "airiness" of the album, taking it far from any jazz or urban sensibilities.The only downside to the album is that the songs are short (which means just when some are getting going, they're over). But the upside of this is that, despite this being a solo instrumental recording, it's still quite varied (within the confines of those limitations).The music itself is gentle, warm, friendly, and would play perfectly as the backdrop to reading during the afternoon or a quiet dinner with friends. It might also be suitable for playing (softly) for children's nap time, as the sax has a very soothing effect the way it's played here."
Go to sleep
IRate | 11/09/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is about as mellow as a brass instrument gets. Eventually these 21 solo saxophone earth odes blend together into a haze of sleeping beauty, making it the ideal disc to accompany the naturist whilst drifting away."