Thursday, May 1, 2014

Ralph Towner - Solstice (1974)


More ECM excellence, this time from a four-piece group of ECM heavyweights -- saxophonist Jan Garbarek, keyboardist Eberhard Weber, drummer Jon Christensen, and guitarist/bandleader Ralph Towner. While much of Towner's work is placid and sparse, with Solstice, the full-band sound lends a welcome sense of dissonance and unrest to his compositions, leading to one of his most diverse, dynamic, and memorable outings.

Track listing:
1. Oceanus
2. Visitation
3. Drifting Petals
4. Nimbus
5. Winter Solstice
6. Piscean Dreams
7. Red and Black
8. Sand

Distant hills

2 comments:

  1. Brilliant album. Met Towner in Seattle years ago while he was performing with Oregon. Nice guy, humble and shear brilliant musician. This album showcases what a few musicians can accomplish listening to the what if between silence and sound. Thanks for the share!!

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