Recordings

About the Album

Celebrated pianist George Winston will release his 15 th solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records on May 3, 2019. The album is available for pre-order today – click here to pre-order now. Fans who pre-order Restless Wind will receive a brand new album track “ Autumn Wind (Pixie #11),” released today. The track is influenced by New Orleans pianist James Booker, who has long-served as a musical muse for Winston. Click Here to buy/stream “Autumn Wind (Pixie #11).”

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.

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.”

Liner Notes

* Liner notes are often not available on iTunes and other digital music stores.

Track Listing

  1. Autumn Wind (Pixie #11)
  2. Judge, Judge
  3. A Change Is Gonna Come
  4. Summertime
  5. Canción Mixteca (Immigrant’s Lament)
  6. The Good Earth
  7. For What It’s Worth
  8. Medley: Muskrat Ramble/ I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To Die Rag/ Stop The Bleeding
  9. The Times Of Harvey Milk
  10. The Unknown Soldier
  11. The Wayward Wind