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ECM

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Distant Hills Distant Hills 10:46    
Album only
Track length:10:46
Artist: Ralph Towner
Performer: Ralph Towner 12-string and classical guitars, piano, French horn
Jan Garbarek soprano and tenor saxophones, flute
Eberhard Weber bass, cello
Jon Christensen drums
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Ralph Towner
ISRC: DEB337709501
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Balance Beam Balance Beam 10:44    
Album only
Track length:10:44
Artist: Ralph Towner
Performer: Ralph Towner 12-string and classical guitars, piano, French horn
Jan Garbarek soprano and tenor saxophones, flute
Eberhard Weber bass, cello
Jon Christensen drums
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Ralph Towner
ISRC: DEB337709502
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Along The Way Along The Way 5:14    
Album only
Track length:5:14
Artist: Ralph Towner
Performer: Ralph Towner 12-string and classical guitars, piano, French horn
Jan Garbarek soprano and tenor saxophones, flute
Eberhard Weber bass, cello
Jon Christensen drums
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Ralph Towner
ISRC: DEB337709503
4
Arion Arion 8:44    
Album only
Track length:8:44
Artist: Ralph Towner
Performer: Ralph Towner 12-string and classical guitars, piano, French horn
Jan Garbarek soprano and tenor saxophones, flute
Eberhard Weber bass, cello
Jon Christensen drums
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Ralph Towner
ISRC: DEB337709504
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Song Of The Shadows Song Of The Shadows 9:25    
Album only
Track length:9:25
Artist: Ralph Towner
Performer: Ralph Towner 12-string and classical guitars, piano, French horn
Jan Garbarek soprano and tenor saxophones, flute
Eberhard Weber bass, cello
Jon Christensen drums
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Ralph Towner
ISRC: DEB337709505

ECM Releases

City of Broken Dreams (24Bit)
The Melody At Night, With You
Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away
Vinding's Music - Songs from the Alder Thicket
The Köln Concert(24BIT96KHZ)
Terje Rypdal: Vossabrygg
Terje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack Dejohnette
Paris / London - Testament (24BIT96KHZ)
Odyssey - In Studio & in Concert(24Bit96Khz)
Legend of the Seven Dreams
Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street
It's Ok to Listen to the Gray Voice
Invocations / The Moth and the Flame
Green In Blue - Early Quartets
G. I. Gurdjieff: Sacred Hymns
Frère Jacques - Round About Offenbach
Dresden - In Concert(24Bit96Khz)
Double Concerto / 5th Symphony
All Those Born With Wings

About Ralph Towner:

Musical innovation is no easy feat. It not only requires an innate talent, but also a devotion to the art that is not blinded by the commercial glare of the popular culture. Ralph Towner is such an innovator on the modern musical landscape, his ideas ever fresh, though they span a career of more than thirty years.

Best known as the lead composer, guitarist, and keyboardist for the acoustic jazz ensemble "Oregon", Towner has also had a rich and varied solo career that has seen fruitful and memorable musical collaboration with such great modern musicians as Gary Burton, John Abercrombie, Egberto Gismonti, Larry Coryell, Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, and Gary Peacock.

Towner was born in Chehalis, Washington on March 1st, 1940 into a musical family, his mother a piano teacher and his father a trumpet player. Towner and his siblings were raised in a nurturing and empowering environment that encouraged free musical experimentation and expression. In 1958, Towner enro...