Ralph Towner Discography

1972 (age 32)

Ralph Towner With Glen Moore/Oregon

Ralph Towner, guitar, piano; Glen Moore, bass; Collin Walcott, tabla.
Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, November 27 & 28, 1972
BrujoECM (G) ECM 1025
Brujo IIECM (J) PA-9601
Ralph Towner, guitar, piano.
Winter LightECM (G) ECM 1025
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 KnewECM (G) ECM 1025, (J) PA-4016
Ralph Towner, guitar, piano.
Suite: 3x12ECM (G) ECM 1025, (J) PA-4019
Paul McCandless, oboe; Ralph Towner, guitar, piano; Glen Moore, bass.
Raven's WoodECM (G) ECM 1025
Ralph Towner, guitar, piano.
Reach Me, Friend-
* ECM (G) ECM 1025, ECM 1025 (CD)   Ralph Towner With Glen Moore - Trios/Solos
* ECM (J) PA-9601   Various Artists - ECM Special - Edition For Contemporary Music
= ECM (J) PA-4011   Various Artists - ECM Special I - The Most Beautiful Sound Next To Silence
* ECM (J) PA-4016   Various Artists - ECM Special VI - New Music In Bass
* ECM (J) PA-4019   Ralph Towner - ECM Special IX

1973

Ralph Towner Solo

Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar, classical guitar, piano, gongs.
April 4 & 5, 1973
Dark SpiritECM (G) ECM 1032
Entry In A Diary-
Images Unseen-
Icarus-
Mon Enfant-
Ogden Road-
ErgECM (G) ECM 1032, (J) PA-4019
The Silence Of A CandleECM (G) ECM 1032
* ECM (G) ECM 1032, ECM 1032 (CD)   Ralph Towner - Diary
* ECM (J) PA-4019   Ralph Towner - ECM Special IX

1974

Ralph Towner - Gary Burton Duo

Gary Burton, vibraharp; Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar, classical guitar.
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, July 26 & 27, 1974
Drifting PetalsECM (G) ECM 1056
Some Other Time-
BrotherhoodECM (G) ECM 1056, 823 267-1
IcarusECM (G) ECM 1056, (J) PA-4019
Song For A FriendECM (G) ECM 1056
MatchbookECM (G) ECM 1056, (J) PA-9602, (G) 823 267-1
1 x 6ECM (G) ECM 1056
Aurora-
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat-
* ECM (G) ECM 1056, ECM 1056 (CD)   Ralph Towner, Gary Burton - Matchbook
= ECM (G) ECM 1055/56   Gary Burton, Steve Swallow - Hotel Hello / Ralph Towner, Gary Burton - Matchbook
* ECM (G) 823 267-1, 823 267-2   Gary Burton - Works
* ECM (J) PA-4019   Ralph Towner - ECM Special IX
* ECM (J) PA-9602, (J) PA-4013   Various Artists - ECM Special III - New Music In Guitar

Ralph Towner Quartet/Solstice

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
OceanusECM (G) ECM 1060, 823 268-1, :rarum 8002, :rarum 8020
VisitationECM (G) ECM 1060
Drifting Petals-
NimbusECM (G) ECM 1060, 823 268-1, :rarum 8018
Winter SolsticeECM (G) ECM 1060
Piscean DanceECM (G) ECM 1060, :rarum 8020
Red And BlackECM (G) ECM 1060
SandECM (G) ECM 1060, 825 429-1
* ECM (G) ECM 1060, ECM 1060 (CD)   Ralph Towner, Solstice - Solstice
* ECM (G) 823 268-1, 823 268-2   Ralph Towner - Works
* ECM (G) 825 429-1, 825 429-2   Eberhard Weber - Works
* ECM (G) :rarum 8002   Jan Garbarek - Selected Recordings
* ECM (G) :rarum 8020   Jon Christensen - Selected Recordings
* ECM (G) :rarum 8018   Eberhard Weber - Selected Recordings

1977

Ralph Towner Quartet/Solstice

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 HillsECM (G) ECM 1095
Balance Beam-
Along The Way-
Arion-
Song Of The Shadows-
* ECM (G) ECM 1095, ECM 1095 (CD)   Ralph Towner, Solstice - Sound And Shadows

1978

Ralph Towner Trio

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

1979

Ralph Towner Quintet

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 MoonECM (G) ECM 1153, 823 268-1
Yesterday And Long AgoECM (G) ECM 1153
Celeste-
Special Delivery-
Kupala-
Beneath The Evening SkyECM (G) ECM 1153, 823 268-1
* ECM (G) ECM 1153, ECM 1153 (CD)   Ralph Towner - Old Friends, New Friends
* ECM (G) 823 268-1, 823 268-2   Ralph Towner - Works

Ralph Towner Solo

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

1981 (age 41)

Ralph Towner - John Abercrombie Duo

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 PassengerECM (G) ECM 1207, ECM 2365
IslaECM (G) ECM 1207, 837 275-1, ECM 2365
Half Past TwoECM (G) ECM 1207
Microtheme-
Caminata-
The Juggler's Etude-
Bumabia-
Child's Play-
* ECM (G) ECM 1207   Ralph Towner, John Abercrombie - Five Years Later
* ECM (G) 837 275-1, 837 275-2   John Abercrombie - Works
* ECM (G) ECM 2365   Various Artists - Re: Seoul

1982

Ralph Towner Solo

Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar, classical guitar, piano, Prophet-5 synthesizer, French horn, cornet, percussion.
Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, December, 1982
Blue SunECM (G) ECM 1250, 823 268-1
The Prince And The Sage-
C.T. KangarooECM (G) ECM 1250
Mevlana Etude-
Wedding Of The Streams-
Shadow Fountain-
Rumours Of Rain-
* ECM (G) ECM 1250, ECM 1250 (CD)   Ralph Towner - Blue Sun
* ECM (G) 823 268-1, 823 268-2   Ralph Towner - Works

1985

Ralph Towner - Gary Burton Duo

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

1986

Ralph Towner Quintet

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
CascadesECM (G) ECM 1388
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-
* ECM (G) ECM 1388, ECM 1388 (CD)   Ralph Towner - City Of Eyes

1988

Ralph Towner Solo

Ralph Towner, classical guitar.
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, November, 1988
Jamaica StopoverECM (G) ECM 1388
Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar.
Sipping The Past-
Ralph Towner, classical guitar.
Janet-
same session.
Blue Gown-
* ECM (G) ECM 1388, ECM 1388 (CD)   Ralph Towner - City Of Eyes

1991 (age 51)

Ralph Towner Duo

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

1995

Ralph Towner Quartet

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

Ralph Towner - Gary Peacock Duo

Ralph Towner, classical guitar, 12-string guitar; Gary Peacock, double bass.
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, December, 1995
OpalesqueECM (G) ECM 1602
Viewpoint-
Mingusiana-
Creeper-
Infrared-
From Branch To Branch-
Postcard To Salta-
Toledo-
Amber Captive-
Moor-
Beppo-
A Closer View-
* ECM (G) ECM 1602   Ralph Towner, Gary Peacock - A Closer View

1996

Ralph Towner Solo

Ralph Towner, classical guitar, 12-string guitar.
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, March, 1996
The Reluctant BrideECM (G) ECM 1611
Tale Of SaverioECM (G) ECM 1611, ECM 1650
Joyful DepartureECM (G) ECM 1611
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-
* ECM (G) ECM 1611   Ralph Towner - Ana
* ECM (G) ECM 1650   Various Artists - Selected Signs, I

2000 (age 60)

Ralph Towner Solo

Ralph Towner, classical guitar, 12-string guitar.
Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, February, 2000
Solitary WomanECM (G) ECM 1743
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-
* ECM (G) ECM 1743   Ralph Towner - Anthem

2005

Ralph Towner Solo

Ralph Towner, classical guitar, 12-string guitar.
Propstei St. Gerold, Austria, September, 2005
The PendantECM (G) ECM 1968
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-
* ECM (G) ECM 1968   Ralph Towner - Time Line

2008

Ralph Towner - Paolo Fresu Duo

Paolo Fresu, trumpet, flugelhorn; Ralph Towner, classical guitar, 12-string guitar, baritone guitar.
Artesuono Studio, Udine, Italy, October, 2008
Wistful ThinkingECM (G) ECM 2085
Punto Giara-
Chiaroscuro-
Sacred Place-
Blue In Green-
Doubled Up-
Zephyr-
The Sacred Place (Reprise)-
Two Miniatures-
Postlude-
* ECM (G) ECM 2085   Ralph Towner, Paolo Fresu - Chiaroscuro

2012 (age 72)

Ralph Towner Trio

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 HenrysonsECM (G) ECM 2310
Father Time-
Windsong-
Duende-
Amarone Trio-
Travel Guide-
Die Blaue Stunde-
Nico Und Mithra-
Tarry-
Museum Of Light-
* ECM (G) ECM 2310   Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Slava Grigoryan - Travel Guide

2016

Ralph Towner Solo

Ralph Towner, classical guitar, 12-string guitar.
Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano, Switzerland, February, 2016
PilgrimECM (G) ECM 2516
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-
* ECM (G) ECM 2516   Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart