Acoustic instrumental music by Wellington, New Zealand, improvising trio The Winter.
Mike Kingston: charango, guitar, clarinet
Dave Edwards: ukulele, sanshin, tenor sax, piano
Simon Sweetman: xylophone, percussion
Our most recent recordings to date
– and the last for some time, as we now live in three different countries. This was recorded during a one-week window of opportunity when we were all back in NZ, in August (the southern hemisphere winter).
Some new international influences are apparent – Mike brought his charango from South America (¡Ole!), and I brought a sanshin from Okinawa, Japan (がんばって!), in the interests of pan-Pacific cross-cultural fusion.
The bird on the cover is a kaka (North Island New Zealand native parrot).