George Winston – program 33

by admin on October 31, 2011

Pianist George Winston and Phil have been friends for many years. They finally got a chance to record one of their talks. George sat at a piano in a San Francisco recording studio while Phil sat nearby and got George to play a song he’d recently composed and will release to benefit the Occupy movement. The two pianists share much in common, including a Montana childhood.

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Lynn Caggiano Farruggio March 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Thank you for this great interview! Hearing George talk about his method for learning songs from albums made the little hairs on my arm stand up! I’ll never forget hearing his Autum album for the first time at a friend’s house in early 80s. It was magic! I only ever read music after many years of classical lessons (wonderful advice about learning chords). I was determined to learn Colors/Dance by ear. Bought (and basically destroyed) the album, listening over and over, moving the needle back and back, until I mastered it and several other of his songs. I love Philip Aaberg’s music too! Never quite conquered Marias River Breakdown – even with sheet music (( octaves! )) Thank you again.. sincerely!


Linda Beck March 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE George Winston piano arrangements and as a pianist, I find them challenging. The tone colors are incredible! I can actually visualize the colors in his different “seasons” piano arrangements. Thank You George for your glorious music which takes me to many different levels as a musician!


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