Searching through various archives, we’ve found a couple of intriguing videos from the Paul Winter Sextet’s historic White House jazz concert 50 years ago.
Excerpt from the CBS Eyewitness News program “The New Beat” about the Bossa Nova:
Silent movie of the Nov. 19, 1962 White House performance:
At the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, the Paul Winter Consort’s album Miho: Journey to the Mountain, was graced with a Grammy, in the category of Best New Age Album for 2010. The award was accepted by two of the album’s featured musicians, Tibetan singer Yangjin Lamu, and Japanese koto player Yukiko Matsuyama, who acknowledged the other members of the Consort in this album — Paul McCandless, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Dhruba Ghosh, Steve Gorn, Don Grusin, Eugene Friesen, Glen Velez and Paul Winter; as well as executive producer Sadao Miyamoto; producer/engineer Dixon Van Winkle; engineer Akira Kato; the architect of the Miho Museum, Mr. I. M. Pei; and Ms. Hiroko Koyama and the Shumei community who had invited the Consort to create this album celebrating the Miho Museum.