Our special guest for this episode is Paul Winter, best known for his environmental work, and his concerts with the Paul Winter Consort.
From the early days of Paul Winter’s college jazz sextet, which toured 23 countries of Latin America for the State Department and performed the first-ever jazz concert at the White House for the Kennedys in 1962, to his later ensemble, the Paul Winter Consort, his concert tours and recording expeditions have taken him to 52 countries and to wilderness areas on six continents, where he has traveled on rafts, dog sleds, mules, kayaks, tug-boats and Land Rovers. He has recorded over 50 albums, of which seven have been honored with Grammy Awards.
In this episode, we talked about:
🎷 Jimmy Heath’s influence on Paul
🎷 Whale sounds and Charlie Parker; what they have in common
🎷 What it was like attending Duke Ellington’s funeral
🎷 How he got involved with ‘Winter Solstice’
🎷 How adventures in SoundPlay started
🎷 And MUCH more!
Here’s the Video:
Winter Solstice Concert: https://solsticeconcert.com/
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Thank you for interviewing Paul Winter. He is a true artist and inspiration. You might wish to find a different superlative than “incredible”. It implies “not credible”, or “unbelievable”. And every time Mr. Winter speaks you can hear pencil scratches as someone is writing beside the microphone.
Thanks for your comment. I take extensive notes when I interview people.
Enjoyable interview! I had the pleasure to hear him play many years ago. He has never wavered from being a sensitive, compassionate, and caring artist.
That’s great that you got the chance to see him live. Hopefully, you were able to also catch his online concert this year.
As always, thanks for your thoughtful comments, Laura.