Paul Winter needs no introduction to the jazz listeners who have been sampling his imaginative music for decades. A gifted saxophonist, he continuously surprises and delights jazz listeners throughout the world with his unusual, creative work. JOURNEY TO THE SUN is his latest release, a true tribute to blending contemporary jazz with world music with excellent results! Paul Winter is in top form on this CD!
Recorded at New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine, it is like sitting in the pews comfortably embraced by the sounds of Paul Winter and his The Earth Band, each selection lifting the listener into a realm of complex jazz musings and expressions. An experience not to be missed!
66:02 minutes of breathtaking music, including 13 selections. The selections are: "Caravan at Dawn," "First Oasis," "Broken Arm," "Mountain Wedding," "Cave of the Winds," "Pas de Deux," "Singing to the Mountain," "Middle Oasis," "Yabu," "Green Grass, It Grows Bonny," "Last Oasis," "Land of the Pipers," and "Oror Bubrik" ("Sleep Well, My Baby").
"Green Grass, It Grows Bonny" features the piano stylings of jazz pianist Paul Halley accompanying the vocals of Niamh Parsons, whose lovely voice presents sound images as only she is capable of doing! "Yabu" showcases the sounds of Paul Winter at his finest, as we have come to know him, and is a remarkable recording!
For those who like the sound of Paul Winter, JOURNEY WITH THE SUN is a must have, and one of his best CDs to date! A winner!