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Gary Brooker was the co-founder, lead singer, and principal composer for the English band Procol Harum. In the spring of 1971, the Consort was booked to open for Procol Harum at New York’s Fillmore East, their first performance in a rock emporium. Paul Winter was enthusiastic about being on a bill with Procol Harum, as they were the only rock band he liked besides the Beatles. Paul felt an immediate kinship with Gary, not least because of their mutual appreciation for Bach. Paul visited Gary in England that summer, and travelled with the band to a few of their gigs. They reconnected in 2016 at the memorial service in London for George Martin, who had produced albums for Gary and as well for the Consort. At lunch after the service they said, “Well, it’s only been 45 years. Maybe it’s time we did something together again.” The Winter Solstice Celebration that December seemed the perfect opportunity. “A Whiter Shade of Pale” propelled Procol Harum to international fame. It was the #1 single of 1967 (an amazing feat at the height of the Beatle years), and sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. “A Whiter Shade of Pale” is the most played recording in the history of British radio broadcasting.


from Everybody Under the Sun: Voices of Solstice (The Singers), released December 6, 2019
Gary Brooker / voice, piano
Paul Winter / soprano sax
Eugene Friesen / cello
Paul McCandless / oboe
Paul Sullivan / Hammond B-3 organ
Eliot Wadopian / bass
Jamey Haddad / drums
Tim Brumfield / organ


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Paul Winter is a seven-time Grammy-winning saxophonist, whose sextet was the first jazz group to perform at the White House in 1962. His second group, the Paul Winter Consort, interweaves sounds from the natural world with classical and ethnic traditions, and the spontaneous spirit of jazz. Their annual Winter Solstice Celebrations and Earth Mass are among the most popular events in New York. ... more

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