Love Will Come With New George Winston Album

Los Angeles, CA – Pianist George Winston recorded a tribute album in 1996 to jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi (1928-1976), a musician beloved by generations for the compositions he recorded for various Charlie Brown television specials and for his standard “Cast Your Fate to the Wind”. That album was Linus & Lucy-The Music of Vince Guaraldi, and Winston revisits his musical hero a second time with Love Will Come-The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Vol. 2, a collection of a wide range of Guaraldi interpretations. The 16-song album will be available February 2nd.

Many of the songs from Winston’s new album are from the Charlie Brown episodes, and tracks for them written by Guaraldi include “Time For Love” from the episode, There’s No Time For Love Charlie Brown, “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,” “Love Will Come,” “Woodstock,” “Little Birdie,” “It Was a Short Summer Charlie Brown”, “Rain, Rain, Go Away,” “Air Music,” and “You’re Elected Charlie Brown.” The album also features other Guaraldi compositions from his jazz albums.

As a sixteen year old Winston (not yet playing music, but an avid fan of instrumental music) became captivated by the Charles Schulz film, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Immediately after purchasing the soundtrack, Winston immersed himself in the sixteen Peanuts® television specials scored by Guaraldi, becoming captivated by Vince’s sounds and compositions. Many of the songs featured on Linus & Lucy were also from Vince’s soundtracks from the Peanuts® series.

“There are three composers that I have at one time or another tried to play all of their songs: New Orleans R&B pianist Professor Longhair, The Doors, and Vince Guaraldi” says Winston. Vince Guaraldi and his music are so much a part of the deep heart and soul of San Francisco, and for those that know his music, of the experience of childhood, and people of all ages. I love Vince’s melodies and his chord progressions and his piano playing – especially his left hand.” George Winston integrates his passion for Vince’s music and New Orleans R&B piano, together with childhood experiences in order to create a sound inspired by legends such as The Doors, and New Orleans pianists Henry Butler, James Booker, and Professor Longhair. Winston conveys a sense of life through his music with a sensibility of the seasons and topographies of Mother Earth.

On December 1, George Winston hit the stage in New York, NY to kick off his 29-city tour. For more tour and ticket information go online to
Love Will Come – A Tribute to Vince Guaraldi – Volume 2
Track Listing

1. Time For Love
2. It Was A Short Summer, Charlie Brown
3. Macedonia/ Little David
4. Woodstock
5. Fenwyck’s Farfel/ Calling Dr. Funk
6. Room At The Bottom
7. Air Music
8. Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown
9. You’re Elected, Charlie Brown/ Little Birdie
10. Brasilia
11. Jambo’s (Casaba)
12. Pebble Beach/ Dolores Park
13. Love Will Come/ Slow Dance
14. Rain, Rain, Go Away
15. Nobody Else
16. Love Will Come 2

George Winston 2010 Confirmed Tour Dates:

March 2 West Hartford, CT Saint Joseph College- Hoffman Auditorium
March 4 Fairfield, CT FTC Stage One
March 6 Old Saybrook, CT Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
March 8 Newburyport, MA Firehouse Center for the Arts
March 9 Newburyport, MA Firehouse Center for the Arts
March 12 Chatham, NJ The Sanctuary Concerts
March 14 Glen Allen, VA The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
March 21 Easton, MD Avalon Theatre
March 30 Arlington Heights, IL Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
March 31 Arlington Heights, IL Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
April 7 Phoenixville, PA Colonial Theatre
April 9 North Bethesda, MD The Music Center at Strathmore
April 12 Tryon, NC Tryon Fine Arts Center
April 15 Greenville, SC Peace Center for the Performing Arts
April 22 Berea, KY Phelps Stokes Auditorium

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