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Album Review

Like 1994's Forest, George Winston's 2000 album Plains is inspired by the subtle beauty of America's landscapes. Pieces like "Dubuque" and "Muliwai" evoke regions as diverse as Montana's fields and Hawaiian shores, but Winston's distinctive piano stylings unite the songs into a cohesive vision. Though his interpretation of Sammy Cahn's "Teach Me Tonight" is unremarkable, his cover of Sarah McLachlan's "Angel" and originals like "Cloudburst," "The Swan," "Rainsong," and the title track showcase Winston's unique ability to transform nature into expressive piano pieces.

Customer Reviews

Extraordinary

With a brilliant exceptance of the mind and outstanding sound; crisp and peaceful. George winstons writes without a doubt of innocence. His work is and always will be resilient and resolved as the man behind the piano that could touch the soul with his music. I love this album. It is one of my favorite albums by George Winston.

George Winston is a must!

This is the album that made me fall in love with George Winston. If you're looking to up your jazz genre you must include this wonderful talent. You will not be disappointed.

Another perfect piece!

George Winston never fails to deliver perfection, using raw emotion in all of his work. I would defiantly recommend this album, as well as ALL of his others!

Biography

Born: 1949 in Michigan

Genre: New Age

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Self-described "rural folk piano" player George Winston was among the earliest and most successful proponents of the genre of contemporary instrumental music later dubbed new age. Although born in Michigan in 1949, he was raised primarily in Montana, the extreme seasonal changes he experienced there later greatly influencing the pastoral feel of his music. Even as a child, Winston preferred instrumental music over vocal performances, counting among his early heroes Booker T. & the MG's, Floyd...
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