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Earth: Voices of a Planet
Paul Winter
Earth: Voices of a Planet
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
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All Artists: Paul Winter
Title: Earth: Voices of a Planet
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Living Music
Original Release Date: 1/1/1990
Re-Release Date: 8/25/1998
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Meditation
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 010488152122

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World Music Indeed!
Gontroppo | Bathurst, NSW Australia | 06/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a fabulous CD. Each track represents a different continent. And on each track Winter has mixed natural sounds from that location with his saxophone and the other musicians.He has assembled a great collection of musicians who play in unusual combinations such asWinter's soprano sax and:
flute, cello and keyboards
kudu horn, Ghanian drums, piano, etc
pipe organ!
voice, guitar, rainstick, jungle drums, whistles
dijeridu [played by an American!] and bull-roarersThree of the most outstanding tracks are
The Call of the Elephant, representing Africa, and including elephant rumbles with the drums and other instruments.Antarctica is represented by soprano saxophone and pipe organ, mixed with the sound of the Antarctic wind and a Weddell seal call.Black Forest, featuring Winter's saxophone and a European blackbirdI highly recommend this album."
Defies categorization; well worth hearing!
Brianna Neal | USA | 05/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This musical offering was created by the Paul Winter Consort and friends to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Earth Day. "Earth: Voices of a Planet" is another release that does a good job of showcasing the diverse creativity of this group's work, with a special focus on their efforts to collaborate with wildlife and the environment. The tone of the album tends toward the classically symphonic and avant garde as the consort staples of pipe organ, cello, flute, saxophone, piano and French horn blend with the calls of elephants, whales and birds, and the sounds of water and wind. Moods of the compositions range from cheerful to mysterious, playful to respectful. As in much of Winter's work, the animals are often allowed to take the lead while the human musicians follow along, respectfully and artfully arranging their melodies and harmonies around the voices of their creature counterparts. Also as usual, the music is fascinating to follow: never boring and never the same. Yet there is a continuity to the Winter Consort's work and a consistency to their voice. Drawing inspiration from many corners of the world, these musicians consistently find ways to blend diverse elements into a harmonious and triumphant whole. Defying traditional categorizations like jazz, classical, ethnic or New Age, their music creates a style unto itself, and one well worth hearing!"
Relaxing new age compilation
EugeSchu | WI USA | 05/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Different styles and ambiences created and on display. A relaxing cd
to play while hanging around the houe, having dinner, doing daily tasks, etc."