Ralph Towner Catalog

1972 (age 32)

Ralph Towner With Glen Moore - Trios/Solos  (ECM (G) ECM 1025)

Ralph Towner, guitar, piano; Glen Moore, bass; Collin Walcott, tabla.
Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, November 27 & 28, 1972
Brujo
Ralph Towner, guitar, piano.
Winter Light
Paul McCandless, oboe; Ralph Towner, guitar, piano; Glen Moore, bass.
Noctuary
Ralph Towner, guitar, piano.
1x12
Glen Moore, bass.
A Belt Of Asteroids
Ralph Towner, guitar, piano; Glen Moore, bass.
Re: Person I Knew
Ralph Towner, guitar, piano.
Suite: 3x12
Paul McCandless, oboe; Ralph Towner, guitar, piano; Glen Moore, bass.
Raven's Wood
Ralph Towner, guitar, piano.
Reach Me, Friend
** also issued on ECM (G) ECM 1025 (CD).

Various Artists - ECM Special - Edition For Contemporary Music  (ECM (J) PA-9601)

Ralph Towner, guitar, piano; Glen Moore, bass; Collin Walcott, tabla.
Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, November 27 & 28, 1972
Brujo II
** also issued on ECM (J) PA-4011 entitled "ECM Special I - The Most Beautiful Sound Next To Silence".

1973

Ralph Towner - Diary  (ECM (G) ECM 1032)

Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar, classical guitar, piano, gongs.
April 4 & 5, 1973
Dark Spirit
Entry In A Diary
Images Unseen
Icarus
Mon Enfant
Ogden Road
Erg
The Silence Of A Candle
** also issued on ECM (G) ECM 1032 (CD).

1974

Ralph Towner, Gary Burton - Matchbook  (ECM (G) ECM 1056)

Gary Burton, vibraharp; Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar, classical guitar.
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, July 26 & 27, 1974
Drifting Petals
Some Other Time
Brotherhood
Icarus
Song For A Friend
Matchbook
1 x 6
Aurora
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
** also issued on ECM (G) ECM 1056 (CD).
** part of ECM (G) ECM 1055/56.

Ralph Towner, Solstice - Solstice  (ECM (G) ECM 1060)

Jan Garbarek, tenor, soprano sax, flute; Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar, classical guitar, piano; Eberhard Weber, bass, cello; Jon Christensen, drums, percussion.
Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo, Norway, December, 1974
Oceanus
Visitation
Drifting Petals
Nimbus
Winter Solstice
Piscean Dance
Red And Black
Sand
** also issued on ECM (G) ECM 1060 (CD).

1977

Ralph Towner, Solstice - Sound And Shadows  (ECM (G) ECM 1095)

Jan Garbarek, soprano, tenor sax, flute; Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar, classical guitar, piano, French horn; Eberhard Weber, bass, cello; Jon Christensen, drums.
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, February, 1977
Distant Hills
Balance Beam
Along The Way
Arion
Song Of The Shadows
** also issued on ECM (G) ECM 1095 (CD).

1978

Ralph Towner, Eddie Gomez, Jack DeJohnette - Batik  (ECM (G) ECM 1121)

Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar, classical guitar, piano; Eddie Gomez, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums.
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, January, 1978
Waterwheel
Shades Of Shutton' Hoo
Trellis
Batik
Green Room
** also issued on ECM (G) ECM 1121 (CD).

1979

Ralph Towner - Old Friends, New Friends  (ECM (G) ECM 1153)

Kenny Wheeler, trumpet, flugelhorn; David Darling, cello; Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar, classical guitar, piano, French horn; Eddie Gomez, bass; Michael Di Pasqua, drums, percussion.
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, July, 1979
New Moon
Yesterday And Long Ago
Celeste
Special Delivery
Kupala
Beneath The Evening Sky
** also issued on ECM (G) ECM 1153 (CD).

Ralph Towner - Solo Concert  (ECM (G) ECM 1173)

Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar, classical guitar.
"Amerika Haus", Munich, West Germany & "Limmathaus", Zurich, Switzerland, October, 1979
Spirit Lake
Ralph's Piano Waltz
Train Of Thought
Zoetrope
Nardis
Chelsea Courtyard
Timeless
** also issued on ECM (G) ECM 1173 (CD).

1981 (age 41)

Ralph Towner, John Abercrombie - Five Years Later  (ECM (G) ECM 1207)

John Abercrombie, acoustic, electric guitar, electric 12-string guitar, mandolin guitar; Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar, classical guitar.
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, March, 1981
Late Night Passenger
Isla
Half Past Two
Microtheme
Caminata
The Juggler's Etude
Bumabia
Child's Play

1982

Ralph Towner - Blue Sun  (ECM (G) ECM 1250)

Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar, classical guitar, piano, Prophet-5 synthesizer, French horn, cornet, percussion.
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, December, 1982
Blue Sun
The Prince And The Sage
C.T. Kangaroo
Mevlana Etude
Wedding Of The Streams
Shadow Fountain
Rumours Of Rain
** also issued on ECM (G) ECM 1250 (CD).

1985

Ralph Towner, Gary Burton - Slide Show  (ECM (G) ECM 1306)

Gary Burton, vibes, marimba; Ralph Towner, classical guitar, 12-string guitar.
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, May, 1985
Maelstrom
Vessel
Around The Bend
Blue In Green
Beneath An Evening Sky
The Donkey Jamboree
Continental Breakfast
Charlotte's Tangle
Innocenti
** also issued on ECM (G) ECM 1306 (CD).

1986

Ralph Towner - City Of Eyes  (ECM (G) ECM 1388)

Markus Stockhausen, piccolo trumpet; Paul McCandless, oboe; Ralph Towner, piano, synthesizer; Gary Peacock, bass; Jerry Granelli, drums, electronic drums.
The Power Station, NYC, February, 1986
Cascades
Ralph Towner, classical guitar; Gary Peacock, bass.
Les Douzilles
Markus Stockhausen, flugelhorn; Paul McCandless, English horn; Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar; Gary Peacock, bass; Jerry Granelli, drums, electronic drums.
City Of Eyes
Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar, piano, synthesizer; Gary Peacock, bass; Jerry Granelli, drums.
Far Cry
Ralph Towner, classical guitar; Gary Peacock, bass; Jerry Granelli, drums.
Sustained Release
Markus Stockhausen, trumpet; Paul McCandless, English horn; Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar; Gary Peacock, bass; Jerry Granelli, drums, electronic drums.
Tundra
Ralph Towner, classical guitar.
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, November, 1988
Jamaica Stopover
Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar.
Sipping The Past
Ralph Towner, classical guitar.
Janet
same session.
Blue Gown
** also issued on ECM (G) ECM 1388 (CD).

1991 (age 51)

Ralph Towner - Open Letter  (ECM (G) ECM 1462)

Ralph Towner, classical guitar, 12-string guitar, synthesizer; Peter Erskine, drums.
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, July, 1991 & February, 1992
The Sigh
Wistful Thinking
Adrift
Infection
Alar
Short 'N Stout
Waltz For Debby
I Fall In Love Too Easily
Magic Pouch
Magnolia Island
Nightfall
** also issued on ECM (G) ECM 1462 (CD).

1995

Ralph Towner - Lost And Found  (ECM (G) ECM 1563)

Denney Goodhew, sopranino, soprano, baritone sax, bass clarinet; Ralph Towner, classical guitar, 12-string guitar; Marc Johnson, double bass; Jon Christensen, drums.
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, May, 1995
Harbinger
Trill Ride
Elan Vital
Summer's End
Col Legno
Soft Landing
Flying Cows
Mon Enfant
A Breath Away
Scrimshaw
Midnight Blue ... Red Shift
Moonless
Sco Cone
Tattler
Taxi's Waiting

Ralph Towner, Gary Peacock - A Closer View  (ECM (G) ECM 1602)

Ralph Towner, classical guitar, 12-string guitar; Gary Peacock, double bass.
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, December, 1995
Opalesque
Viewpoint
Mingusiana
Creeper
Infrared
From Branch To Branch
Postcard To Salta
Toledo
Amber Captive
Moor
Beppo
A Closer View

1996

Ralph Towner - Ana  (ECM (G) ECM 1611)

Ralph Towner, classical guitar, 12-string guitar.
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, March, 1996
The Reluctant Bride
Tale Of Saverio
Joyful Departure
Green And Golden
I Knew It Was You
Les Douzilles
Veldt
Seven Pieces For Twelve Strings: Between The Clouds
Seven Pieces For Twelve Strings: Child On The Porch
Seven Pieces For Twelve Strings: Carib Crib (1)
Seven Pieces For Twelve Strings: Slavic Mood
Seven Pieces For Twelve Strings: Carib Crib (2)
Seven Pieces For Twelve Strings: Toru
Seven Pieces For Twelve Strings: Sage Brush Rider

2000 (age 60)

Ralph Towner - Anthem  (ECM (G) ECM 1743)

Ralph Towner, classical guitar, 12-string guitar.
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, February, 2000
Solitary Woman
Anthem
Haunted
The Lutemaker
Simone
Gloria's Step
Four Comets: I
Four Comets: II
Four Comets: III
Four Comets: IV
Raffish
Very Late
The Prowler
Three Comments: I
Three Comments: II
Three Comments: III
Goodbye, Pork-Pie Hat

2005

Ralph Towner - Time Line  (ECM (G) ECM 1968)

Ralph Towner, classical guitar, 12-string guitar.
Propstei St. Gerold, Austria, September, 2005
The Pendant
Oleander Etude
Always By Your Side
The Hollows
Anniversary Song
If
Five Glimpses: I
Five Glimpses: II
Five Glimpses: III
Five Glimpses: IV
Five Glimpses: V
The Lizards Of Eraclea
Turning Of The Leaves
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Freeze Frame
My Man's Gone Now

2008

Ralph Towner, Paolo Fresu - Chiaroscuro  (ECM (G) ECM 2085)

Paolo Fresu, trumpet, flugelhorn; Ralph Towner, classical guitar, 12-string guitar, baritone guitar.
Artesuono Studio, Udine, Italy, October, 2008
Wistful Thinking
Punto Giara
Chiaroscuro
Sacred Place
Blue In Green
Doubled Up
Zephyr
The Sacred Place (Reprise)
Two Miniatures
Postlude

2012 (age 72)

Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Slava Grigoryan - Travel Guide  (ECM (G) ECM 2310)

Ralph Towner, classical guitar, 12-string guitar; Slava Grigoryan, classical guitar, baritone guitar; Wolfgang Muthspiel, electric guitar, voice.
Auditorio Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lugano, Switzerland, August, 2012
The Henrysons
Father Time
Windsong
Duende
Amarone Trio
Travel Guide
Die Blaue Stunde
Nico Und Mithra
Tarry
Museum Of Light

2016

Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart  (ECM (G) ECM 2516)

Ralph Towner, classical guitar, 12-string guitar.
Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano, Switzerland, February, 2016
Pilgrim
I'll Sing To You
Saunter
My Foolish Heart
Dolomiti Dance
Clarion Call
Two Poets
Shard
Ubi Sunt
Biding Time
Blue As In Bley
Rewind