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    George Winston To Release New Studio Album Restless Wind on May 3, 2019

    Via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records

    New Song "Autumn Wind (Pixie #11)" Out Now 

    Announces U.S. Tour to Celebrate 15th Solo Piano Album 

    Pre-Order For Restless Wind Available Today: smarturl.it/RestlessWind

    "a prolific pianist"
    -Chicago Tribune

    "...a master of both tone and invention." 
    -Austin American Statesman

    San Francisco, CA -- Thursday, March 21, 2019 -- Celebrated pianist George Winston will release his 15th 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 CookeThe DoorsStephen StillsGeorge & Ira GershwinCountry 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."

    George Winston is undeniably a household name. He's inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston's music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston's place in a chaotic world -- his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace. 

    Reflective of Winston's catalogue of famed albums, Restless Wind is the next chapter for the pianist's ambitious recordings. Winston's latest song collection exhibits his masterful artistry of adapting ensemble arrangements to solo piano with magnificent results. Winston features 10 renditions of culturally potent compositions while opening the album with a new original song available starting today (March 21) for download and streaming, "Autumn Wind (Pixie #11)." 

    George Winston's classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into SpringSummer, 2017's Spring Carousel -- A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums. 

    Commencing on March 21, George Winston embarks on a U.S. tour to celebrate the release of Restless Wind throughout the East Coast, West Coast, and Midwest. Tickets go on-sale to the general public today (March 21) at 11am EST on GeorgeWinston.com/concerts.



    "A true original with an inimitable style..."

    -Classical MPR (Minnesota Public Radio)

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