Silver Solstice

Silver Solstice

by Paul Winter

CD

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Overview

Silver Solstice

A live recording of the 25th annual Winter Solstice concert from Paul Winter and a remarkable cast at St. John's Cathedral in New York. It's become a vital seasonal tradition, with music spanning the globe (and the addition of a DVD in the package), from gospel to the Balkans, Irish to new age. In many ways it defies description, being so eclectic. Yet at the same time maybe it's one of those you-had-to-be-there things, since, on disc at least, it becomes something to be admired rather than emotionally involved with. The quality of the musicianship is never less than brilliant -- Winter attracts the highest caliber of performer -- but at the same time there's a slight sense of blandness about it. "Sound Over All Waters," for example, is a moving gospel piece, but here it comes across more Whitney Houston than Mahalia Jackson -- a quavering voice doesn't equal emotion, no matter what the pop divas say. The live context takes away much of the subtlety, unfortunately, and you're left more with performances than intricate pieces of music. However, that said, it has a power.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/06/2005
Label: LIVING MUSIC
UPC: 0010488004025
catalogNumber: 40

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Opening Calls
  2. Tomorrow Is My Dancing Day
  3. Sun Singer
  4. Wound Over All Waters
  5. Kurski Funk
  6. Dawnwalker
  7. Before It's Too Late
  8. Harvest Faire
  9. Sara
  10. Seoladh
  11. Cathedral Forest
  12. Belly of the Whale
  13. Solstice Tree
  14. Storm
  15. Bells of Solstice
  16. Return of the Sun
  17. Solstice Chant

Disc 2

  1. Caravan at Dawn
  2. The Lake
  3. Luiza
  4. Canyon Chaconne
  5. First Ride
  6. Icarus
  7. The Rain Is Over and Gone
  8. The Cello and the Pipes
  9. The Rising Moon
  10. Down in Belgorod
  11. Oror Bubrik
  12. Silent Night
  13. Song for the World
  14. Wolf Eyes
  15. Minuit/Auld Lang Syne

Disc 3

  1. Opening Calls
  2. Tomorrow Is My Dancing Day
  3. Sun Singer [PCM Stereo
  4. Wound Over All Waters
  5. Kurski Funk
  6. Dawnwalker [PCM Stereo
  7. Before It's Too Late
  8. Harvest Faire
  9. Sara [PCM Stereo
  10. Seoladh
  11. Cathedral Forest ...
  12. Belly of the Whale ...
  13. Solstice Tree
  14. Storm [PCM Stereo
  15. Bells of Solstice [PCM
  16. Return of the Sun [PCM
  17. Solstice Chant ...
  18. Caravan at Dawn ...
  19. The Lake [PCM Stereo
  20. Luiza [PCM Stereo
  21. Canyon Chaconne ...
  22. First Ride [PCM Stereo
  23. Icarus [PCM Stereo
  24. The Rain Is Over and Gone
  25. The Cello and the Pipes
  26. The Rising Moon
  27. Down in Belgorod ...
  28. Oror Bubrik
  29. Silent Night
  30. Song for the World ...
  31. Wolf Eyes [PCM Stereo
  32. Minuit/Auld Lang Syne

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Winter   Primary Artist,Soprano Saxophone
Paul Halley   Organ,Piano
Paul Sullivan   Piano
Mickey Hart   Guest Appearance
Glen Velez   Percussion,Tambourine
Oscar Castro-Neves   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Sammy Figueroa   Percussion
Eugene Friesen   Cello
Gordon Gottlieb   Percussion,Timpani
Jamey Haddad   Percussion
Jeff Holmes   Keyboards
Ross Landau   Bass
Rhonda Larson   Flute
Nilson Matta   Bass
Maria Nefedova   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Dorothy Papadakos   Organ
Mark Perchanok   Heckelphone
Davy Spillane   uillean pipes,Guest Appearance
Satoshi Takeishi   Percussion
Arto Tuncboyaciyan   Percussion,Guest Appearance
Eliot Wadopian   Bass
Jordan Rudess   Keyboards
Bill Cahn   Percussion
Paul Meyers   Guitar
Andrei Samsonov   Choir, Chorus
Svetlana Dorokhova   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Mikhail Korzin   Choir, Chorus
Luciana Souza   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Damian Draghici   Pan Flute/Pan Pipes
Marina Cherkashina   Choir, Chorus
Chris Berry   Vocals,Mbira,Guest Appearance
Scott Sloan   Gong
Vardan Grigoryan   Zurna
Kecia Lewis-Evans   scat
Scott Sloan   Gong
Bill Cahn   Percussion

Technical Credits

David Darling   Composer
Paul Halley   Arranger,Composer
Paul Winter   Composer
Mickey Hart   Composer
Ralph Towner   Composer
Susan Osborn   Composer
Oscar Castro-Neves   Composer
Eugene Friesen   Composer
John Guth   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Kahn   Engineer
Dmitri Pokrovsky   Arranger
Davy Spillane   Composer
Arto Tuncboyaciyan   Composer
Jordan Rudess   Composer
Bill Cahn   Composer
Paul Winter Consort   Arranger,Producer
Chez Liley   Liner Notes
Fred Harrington   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Jody Elff   Engineer
Keita Fodeba   Composer
Timber Wolf "Yank Chain"   Composer
Matthew King   Computer Consultant
Chris Berry   Composer
Dixon Van Winkle   Producer,Engineer

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