George Winston – Restless Wind


George Winston has released his 15th solo piano album, “Restless Wind”, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records. By virtue of his brilliance as one of the foremost instrumental composers of our time, “Restless Wind” presents a stunning journey documenting George Winston’s sociological observations in American history.

Winston repurposes for the modern listener stunningly relevant works by musical greats such as Sam Cooke, The Doors, Stephen Stills, George & Ira Gershwin, Country Joe McDonald, and others. “Restless Wind” captures Winston’s inimitable melodic language where piano textures and tones set the stage for vivid renderings of classic compositions.

The track “Autumn Wind (Pixie #11),” is influenced by New Orleans pianist James Booker, who has long-served as a musical muse for Winston. Listen to it here:

Winston says, “Ultimately, the main reason these 11 songs were chosen was how as instrumental pieces they worked well with each other in this sequence, the same way I have worked for all the albums I’ve recorded.”

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Also, check out this July 2019 interview with Winston:

“Pianist George Winston is back. He is a true musician of healing. It’s not because of his lyricism music style. Winston overcame cancer twice, and he later suffered from myelodysplastic syndrome. Winston has returned to the piano after a major surgery that involved a marrow transplant in 2013. “

Listen to “Restless Wind” on Spotify: