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William Ackerman - 58% match to Paul Winter

Genres: New Age
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 November 1949, Germany. Ackerman moved to California at the age of nine when he was adopted by a Stanford professor and his wife. He started playing the acoustic guitar at the age of 12, shunning the electric guitar and preferring open, modal tunings, heavily influenced by John Fahey, Leo Kottke and Robbie Basho. Following a home-made recording, the entrepreneurial Ackerm Read more

Nightnoise - 29% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Jazz Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nightnoise earned critical acclaim during the late 80s and early 90s for their seamless blend of traditional Celtic music, jazz and chamber music. The band was inaugurated in Portland, Oregon, USA, by former Bothy Band and Relativity member Micheál Ó Domhnaill (7 October 1952, Dublin, Eire, d. 8 July 2006, Dublin, Eire) and Billy Oskay (b. Kingston, New York, U Read more

Paul McCandless - 28% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 March 1947, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA. The distinctive, curling sound of Paul McCandless on English horn, oboe, saxophones, flute, clarinet, musette (a French bagpipe from the nineteenth century) and wind-driven synthesizers has done much to define the fusion music of Oregon. The nucleus of the group, Ralph Towner, Collin Walcott, and McCandless, came together as members Read more

Alex De Grassi - 23% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Jazz New Age
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 February 1952, Yokosuka, Japan, and raised in California, USA.The acoustic guitar sound of de Grassi had much to do with the growth and success of the Windham Hill Records label during the 80s. His clean, open-tuned newage music was similar, although more complex, to that of founder William Ackerman. Together with another Windham Hill artist Michael Hedges, they pioneered Read more

Liz Story - 21% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal New Age
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1957, Southern California, USA. Fascinated and attracted to pianos from an early age Story has produced a series of excellent solo piano albums over the past decade. Her debut in 1983 with Solid Colours showed considerable promise, having been influenced by both Mozart and Bill Evans. her music became identified with the new-age music that her record company Windham Hill Rec Read more

Oregon - 17% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This inventive and influential progressive jazz chamber group was formed in 1970 from the nucleus of the Paul Winter Consort, an aggregation led by Paul Winter. Oregon originally comprised Ralph Towner (1 March 1940, Chehalis, Washington, USA; guitar, keyboards), Collin Walcott (b. 24 April 1945, New York City, USA, d. 8 November 1984, Magdeburg, Germany; percussion, sitar, Read more

Pat Metheny - 16% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 August 1954, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, USA. Although classed as a jazz guitarist, Metheny has bridged the gap between jazz and rock music in the same way that Miles Davis did in the late 60s and early 70s. Additionally, he played a major part in the growth of jazz’s popularity among the younger generation of the 80s. Throughout his career, his extraordinary sense Read more

Flora Purim - 12% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Jazz Latin
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Fred Hersch - 12% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 October 1955, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Hersch grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, in a very musical family. Playing piano from the age of three, he turned to jazz in his high school senior year. In 1975 he attended the New England Conservatory and after two years returned to Cincinnati where he played professionally. He spent six weeks on the road with Woody Herman, then relocated Read more

Paul Horn - 12% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Jazz New Age Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 March 1930, New York, USA. Horn started to play the piano at the age of four and moved on to the saxophone when he was 12. He studied the flute at Oberlin College Conservatory during 1952 and went on to the Manhattan School of Music the following year. He played with the Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra as tenor soloist before joining Chico Hamilton’s Quintet (1956-58). The Read more

Ralph Towner - 12% match to Paul Winter

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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