Paul McCandless was the original double-reed player in the Paul Winter Consort from 1968 to 1972. He is a founding member of the acclaimed quartet Oregon, with whom he has played for the past 40 years. He has also performed with Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Steve Reich, the String Cheese Incident, and the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow. His collaboration with Béla Fleck yielded the 1996 Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental.
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