Concert For The Earth

 Paul Winter Consort

 Released 1985

 Run Time: 46 minutes 55 seconds

 Produced by: Paul Winter, Chris Brown, Eugene Friesen

 ©℗1985 Earth Music Productions, LLC

Concert for the Earth was recorded live at the General Assembly of the United Nations on World Environment Day, June 5th, 1984. This album features a “reunion Consort” of twelve including Susan Osborn and Jim Scott, with the 80-voice Back Bay Choral. During “Wolf Eyes,” 2,000 people joined in what was the UN’s first howl-along chorus.

“I feel a close kinship with the United Nations. We are about the same age, and our goals have much in common. Playing in the General Assembly was a milestone of my musical journey, one that began in the early ‘60s when my college jazz sextet made a long tour through 23 countries in Latin America. That experience showed me the path for my life work and gave birth to my commitment to cultural exchange. It led to the founding of the Consort, a new kind of ensemble, blending instruments and traditions from many cultures. I dedicate this “concert for the earth” to John Monti, my musical teacher in my hometown of Altoona, Pennsylvania, who taught me, by his own life example, about the oneness of all peoples.”

 Paul Winter

The United Nations Environment Program was established after 113 nations met in Stockholm to launch a massive global effort to develop broad international strategies for protecting the world’s environment. The UNEP monitors global environmental trends and encourages sound environmental practices. Learn more about the UNEP:


Paul Winter | soprano sax

Paul Halley | piano

John Clark | English horn

Eugene Friesen | cello

Jim Scott | guitar and voice

Oscar Castro-Neves | guitar

Susan Osborn | voice

Russ Landau | bass

Ted Moore | percussion

Glen Velez | percussion

Kimati Dinizulu | percussion

Guilherme Franco | percussion


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