George Winston

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George Winston (born 1949) is an American pianist who was born in Michigan, and grew up mainly in Miles City, and Billings, Montana, as well as Mississippi and Florida. He is best known for his solo piano recordings; several of his albums from the early 1980s have sold millions of copies each. Winston plays in three styles: the melodic approach he came up with that he calls "rural folk piano."; Stride piano, primarily inspired by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Teddy Wilson; and his primary interest, New Orleans R&B piano, influenced by James Booker, Professor Longhair, and Henry Butler.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Ballads and Blues 1972 George Winston 4
1980 Autumn George Winston 4
1980 AUTUMN George Winston 1
1982 December George Winston 4 4
1982 Winter Into Spring George Winston 5
1984 The Velveteen Rabbit Meryl Streep & George Winston 3
1991 Summer George Winston 2
1994 Forest George Winston 3
1995 Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Liv Ullmann & George Winston 2
1996 Linus & Lucy: The Music of Vince Guaraldi George Winston 2
1999 Plains George Winston 4
2001 Remembrance: A Memorial Benefit George Winston 1
2002 Night Divides the Day: The Music of the Doors George Winston 1
2004 Montana: A Love Story George Winston 2
2006 Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions: A Hurricane Relief Benefit George Winston 2
2010 Love Will Come: The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Volume 2 George Winston 2
2012 Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions 2: A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit George Winston 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Complete Solo Piano Recordings 1972‒1996 George Winston 1
1996 Selections From Other Recordings George Winston 2
1998 All the Seasons of George Winston George Winston 5 2
A George Winston Sampler George Winston 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Christmas Time Is Here George Winston 1
2013 Silent Night – A Benefit Single for Feeding America George Winston 1
2015 Swinging Honeymoon George Winston 1

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