Norma Winstone

Norma Winstone (born Sept. 23, 1941) is an English jazz singer and lyricist from London who began her recording career with three vocals on the 1969 album Hum Dono by Joe Harriott & Amancio D’Silva Quartet. In 1970, she sang on the albums Love Songs by the Mike Westbrook Concert Band and The Heart Is a Lotus by the Michael Garrick Sextet, earning a featured credit on the latter. The following year, she appeared on Westbrook’s Metropolis and Garrick’s Mr Smith’s Apocalypse in addition to the album Pause, and Think Again by her pianist husband John Taylor.

In 1972, Winstone released her first headlining album, Edge of Time, on the Argo label. That same year, she appeared on pianist Neil Ardley’s A Symphony of Amaranths. The subsequent three-year period saw her credited on titles by Ian Carr’s Nucleus, Fischer & Epstein, Don Harper, Roger Whittaker, Brian Patten, and Canadian trumpeter Kenny Wheeler. Between 1977 and 1995, she recorded five album with Taylor and Wheeler in the ECM trio Azimuth. In 1979, she collaborated with German super-combo Jazz Track on the album Flying Stork.


  • The Heart Is a Lotus (1970 • The Michael Garrick Sextet With Norma Winstone)
  • Edge of Time (1972)
  • Flying Stork (1979 • Jazz Track & Norma Winstone)
  • Somewhere Called Home (1987)

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