A talented multi-instrumentalist, Paul McCandless is best-known for his longtime association with Oregon and for the floating and meditative sounds that he achieves out of his unusual combination of instruments. McCandless played in Paul Winter's band the Winter Consort (1968-1973) and then (with Ralph Towner, Glen Moore, and Collin Walcott) he left the group to form Oregon. McCandless is primarily associated with Oregon (which was operating on a part-time basis in the 1990s), although he has also played and recorded with Gallery and Eberhard Weber and has led sessions of his own for Elektra, Landslide, and Windham Hill. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi