Solstice Live!

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All Music Guide - MusD
The Paul Winter Consort celebrates the Winter Solstice with a musical journey through the longest night of the year--recorded live in the world's largest Gothic Cathedral, New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Solstice Live! features more than 70 minutes of music, with 18 new compositions played by The Paul Winter Consort and a community of 20 guests from four continents. Guest musicians include cellist Eugene Friesen, keyboardist Paul Halley, drummer Glen Velez, a quartet of Inca instrumentalists from Ecuador, Galician bagpiper Nando Casals and show-stopping gospel singer and Broadway star Ecia Lewis-Evans--plus the voices of wolf, owl, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MusD
The Paul Winter Consort celebrates the Winter Solstice with a musical journey through the longest night of the year--recorded live in the world's largest Gothic Cathedral, New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Solstice Live! features more than 70 minutes of music, with 18 new compositions played by The Paul Winter Consort and a community of 20 guests from four continents. Guest musicians include cellist Eugene Friesen, keyboardist Paul Halley, drummer Glen Velez, a quartet of Inca instrumentalists from Ecuador, Galician bagpiper Nando Casals and show-stopping gospel singer and Broadway star Ecia Lewis-Evans--plus the voices of wolf, owl, and the musical wren of the Amazon...
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/1998
  • Label: LIVING MUSIC
  • UPC: 010488152528
  • Catalog Number: 81525

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tomorrow Is My Dancing Day - Paul Winter Consort (0:58)
  2. 2 Fog On The Hill - Nóirín Ní Riain (3:07)
  3. 3 Shaman - Glen Velez (5:15)
  4. 4 Boon Song - Paul Winter Consort (1:15)
  5. 5 Buena Nueva/Good News - Andes Manta (4:51)
  6. 6 Nevaga/Neva River - Dmitri Pokrovsky (1:47)
  7. 7 Highland Heaven - Paul Winter Consort (2:43)
  8. 8 The Sparrow - Paul Winter Consort (3:52)
  9. 9 Hodie/Good People All - Paul Winter Consort (5:10)
  10. 10 Prelude: Marcha De San Benito (9:28)
  11. 11 The Night Forest - Mark Perchanok (2:02)
  12. 12 River - Elena Sidorenko (2:15)
  13. 13 Trickster (1:44)
  14. 14 Return Of The Sun - Scott Sloan (0:36)
  15. 15 Solstice Chant - Paul Winter Consort (3:26)
  16. 16 Christmas Day Is Come - Nóirín Ní Riain (2:04)
  17. 17 Duet For The Longest Night (6:12)
  18. 18 Down in Belgorod - Paul Winter Consort (3:38)
  19. 19 Minuit/Midnight/Adeste Fideles - Paul Winter Consort (5:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Winter Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Soprano Saxophone
Paul Halley Organ, Piano, Track Performer, Pipe organ
Glen Velez Percussion, Drums, Track Performer, Frame Drum
Andes Manta Track Performer
Café Percussion, Conga
Alexander Danilov Vocals, Track Performer
Sammy Figueroa Percussion, Conga
Eugene Friesen Cello, Track Performer
Gordon Gottlieb Percussion, Timbales, Surdo, Timpani
Jamey Haddad Percussion, Drums
Ross Landau Bass
Rhonda Larson Flute, Track Performer
Ted Moore Drums
Maria Nefedova Track Performer
Dorothy Papadakos Organ, Pipe organ
Mark Perchanok Track Performer, Heckelphone
Dmitri Pokrovsky Vocals, Track Performer
Elena Sidorenko Track Performer
Eliot Wadopian Bass, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Bass
Paul Winter Consort Track Performer
Scott Sloan Track Performer
Nóirín Ní Riain Track Performer
Technical Credits
Paul Winter Producer
Tom Bates Engineer, Mastering
Les Kahn Producer, Engineer
Mark Perchanok Contributor
Paul Prestopino Engineer
Luis Lopez Contributor
Nóirín Ní Riain Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A celebration of diversity!

    Fascinating, ever-evolving compositions and improvisations by musicians from around the world, performed in New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Even though this is a recording of new material with numerous guest artists, it plays almost like a “Best Of ...” compilation in that it showcases the variety of composition and performance styles that the Paul Winter Consort has explored and perfected over the years--classic jazz, “cathedral blues”, chamber music, South American, world fusion and collaboration with animals. For the first few times you listen to “Solstice Live!”, you many never quite know what to expect next, yet all the diverse selections fit and flow together, blending mystery and excitement, joy and lament into a satisfying whole. Highlights of this album include “Tomorrow is My Dancing Day”, “Hodie” and “Midnight/Adeste Fidelis”, which reinterpret traditional Christmas songs, blending them with other musical styles and suitable new harmonies. Also striking are the lovely, soaring flutistry of Rhonda Larson, and the joyfully dissonant Russian singing of the Dmitri Pokrovsky Singers. One number that particularly struck me is “Boon Song”, a wonderful trio for saxophone, flute and the Uirapuru (an Amazon rainforest wren who was presumably recorded in its own home rather than in the cathedral itself). The song is a great example of how this group can take inspiration from one of nature’s voices and craft beautiful ensemble music, which sounds particularly fresh and new since the melody is not of man. In fact, the Uirapuru is given top billing as composer in the credits, with only secondary credit going to keyboardist Paul Halley. This is very cool stuff--a celebration of diversity, artistry, spirit, and triumph of light over darkness. I like this CD better and better every time I listen to it! For more recordings of the Winter Consort’s Solstice concerts, try also “Journey with the Sun” and “Celtic Solstice”.

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