The Winter: Flying Visit

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Acoustic instrumental music by Wellington, New Zealand, improvising trio The Winter.

Mike Kingston: charango, guitar, clarinet

Dave Edwards: ukulele, sanshin, tenor sax, piano

Simon Sweetman: xylophone, percussion

Our most recent recordings to date – and the last for some time, as we now live in three different countries. This was recorded during a one-week window of opportunity when we were all back in NZ, in August (the southern hemisphere winter).

Some new international influences are apparent – Mike brought his charango from South America (¡Ole!), and I brought a sanshin from Okinawa, Japan (がんばって!), in the interests of pan-Pacific cross-cultural fusion.

Released in August 2013, to conclude the band’s tenth anniversary celebration (that began with The Winter: 2011), to mark the first anniversary of this particular jam session , and to bid farewell to the southern hemisphere winter of 2013.

The bird on the cover is a kaka (North Island New Zealand native parrot).

Also available:

The Winter: Parataxes

The Winter: Swansong (for the Huia)

The Winter: 2011

credits

released August 18, 2012

Mike Kingston - charango, clarinet, acoustic guitar
Dave Edwards - sanshin, piano, tenor sax, harmonica
Simon Sweetman - percussion, xylophone

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