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George Winston: more than New Age

George Winston’s 1980s Windham Hill records helped launch what became known as the “New Age” music movement, but the pianist prefers to call his style “rural folk piano.” Winston spoke recently with WFIU’s David Brent Johnson about his musical philosophy and his landmark album December.

David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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  • Edward Weiss

    Good interview. No matter what he calls his early piano work, it’s all great stuff!

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