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     Norma Winstone

Born: Sep 23, 1941 in London, England
Styles: Modern Creative, Avant-Garde Jazz
Instruments: Vocals

Winstone has a lissome voice, agile and expressive, and she's a fine improviser, besides. That's not to say she's a vocal athlete, however; although she's known for her wordless improvisations, Winstone is a fine interpreter of lyrics and composed melody-a plain-speaking, rhythmically direct singer who gets to the heart of the matter quickly and effectively.

Winstone played piano and organ in her youth. She began singing semi-professionally by the age of 17, influenced by conventional jazz vocalists. During the '60s she became attracted to the jazz avant garde. She played in groups led by pianists Michael Garrick and Mike Westbrook; she also sang with such forward-thinking musicians as saxophonist John Surman, flugelhornist Kenny Wheeler, composer Michael Gibbs, and pianist John Taylor (whom she married in 1972). A late '60s gig at Ronnie Scott's club in London (also on the bill was the legendary tenor saxophonist Roland Kirk) garnered critical notice. In 1971 she was named best jazz singer in a poll by the British publication Melody Maker. That year she recorded her first album as leader, Edge of Time, for the Decca label. With Wheeler and Taylor, Winstone formed Azimuth, a critically-acclaimed contemporary chamber jazz group that recorded several times for the ECM label from the mid '70s. Winstone is also an accomplished lyricist, having written words to music composed by guitarists Egberto Gismonti and Ralph Towner, bassist Steve Swallow, and vocalist Ivan Lins, among others.

In addition to the aforementioned, Winstone has performed and/or recorded in ensembles with Jimmy Rowles, Lee Konitz, Tony Coe, Fred Hersch, John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, Peter Erskine, and George Mraz. In 1992 she collaborated with composer/arranger Steve Gray in the creation of "A French Folk Song Suite," commissioned and performed by the North German Radio big band. She is also a member of Wheeler's big band. In July 2002 she was awarded the title Best Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall.

-Chris Kelsey (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=11473 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
sudo.3.pro.tok2.com/Quest/cards/N/NormaWinstone Discography
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norma_Winstone About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norma_Winstone About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Norma Winstone - 'Distances' - 2008, ECM
 Norma Winstone - 'Edge Of Time' - 1971, Argo, Disconforme
 Norma Winstone - 'Somewhere Called Home' - 2001, ECM
 Norma Winstone - 'Stories Yet To Tell' - 2010, ECM
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Fred Hersch - 'Songs & Lullabies' - 2003, Sunnyside
 Kenny Wheeler - 'Mirrors' - 2013, Edition Records
  как соисполнитель ...
 Chris Laurence - 'New View' - 2006, Basho
 Isabelle Olivier - 'Dodecasongs' - 2012, Enja
 Eberhard Weber - 'Fluid Rustle. Later That Evening' - 1991, ECM
 Kenny Wheeler - 'Music For Large & Small Ensembles' - 1990, ECM

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