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Ralph Towner

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Ralph Towner (March 1, 1940, Chehalis, Washington) is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and bandleader. He plays the twelve-string guitar, classical guitar, piano, synthesizer, percussion and trumpet. Biography: Born in 1940 in Chehalis, Washington, Towner has made notable recordings of jazz, third stream under strong influence of folk and world music. He began his career as a conservatory-trained classical pianist, who picked up guitar in his senior year in college, then joined world music pioneer Paul Winter's "Consort" ensemble in the late 1960s. Along with bandmates Paul McCandless, Glen Moore, and Collin Walcott, Towner left the Winter Consort in 1970 to form the group Oregon, which over the course of the 1970s issued a number of highly influential records mixing folk music, Indian classical forms, and avant-garde jazz-influenced free improvisation. At the same time, Towner began a longstanding relationship with the influential ECM record label, which has...

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Discography

  • Solo Concert, 2000
  • City of Eyes, 1989
  • Solo - Sendesaal, Bremen, 1973
  • Anthem, 2001
  • Ana, 1997
  • If You Look Far Enough, 1993
  • Batik, 1989
  • Matchbook, 1974
  • Verso, 2000
  • Solstice, Sound and Shadows
  • Blue Sun, 2001
  • Old Friends, New Friends, 1979
  • Lost and Found, 1995
  • If Summer Had Its Ghosts, 1997
  • Trios / Solos, 1973
  • Five Years Later, 2014
  • Sargasso Sea, 1976
  • Solstice, 1974
  • Works, 1984
  • D├ępart, 1980
  • Travel Guide, 2013
  • Diary, 1973
  • Chiaroscuro, 2008
  • Open Letter, 1992
  • A Closer View, 1998
  • Slide Show, 1986
  • Oracle, 1994
  • Time Line, 2006

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