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