Ralph Towner

Matchbook w/Gary Burton (ECM 1056)

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Matchbook w/Gary Burton

Ralph Towner

ECM Touchstones


ECM 154956

ECM 1056



CD 8,25 €

An album-of-the-year in US magazine High Fidelity and recipient of a 5-star review in Down Beat, Towner and Burton’s Matchbook stands up today as a timeless instance of the art of the duo, its vibrant spontaneity still alluring. The wide-ranging repertoire includes Ralph Towner’s classic tune ”Icarus”, Charles Mingus’s farewell to Lester Young, “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”, and Leonard Bernstein’s “Some Other Time” (“a meticulously plotted melody that spurs some of the record’s loveliest interaction” – Down Beat).


RALPH TOWNER, classical and 12-string guitars
GARY BURTON, vibraharp


01. Drifting Petals
02. Some Other Time
03. Brotherhood
04. Icarus
05. Song For A Friend
06. Matchbook
07. 1 x 6
08. Aurora
09. Goodbye Pork Pie Ha