Acceptera cookies

NaxosDirect använder cookies. Genom att fortsätta på sidan godkänner du användandet av cookies.
Jag accepterar
Image

Towner, Ralph - Matchbook


Köp + 99 kr

Leveranstid: Skickas vanligtvis inom 4-7 dagar
Ralph Towner 12-string and classical guitars
Gary Burton vibraharp
Recorded July 26/27, 1974 at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg
Engineer: Martin Wieland
Produced by Manfred Eicher

A matchbook doesn’t typically provide a surface for lasting statements. On its flap, one scrawls a phone number, an address, or any other piece of information as ephemeral as the flames for which it is mass-produced. Such is not the case with guitarist Ralph Towner and vibraphonist Gary Burton. Instead, we get indelible marks of grace and humility, each a brighter spark at the wick of our attention.

Towner originals form the bulk of this project, of which the opening “Drifting Petals” is a quintessentially evocative example. Between his 12-string and Burton’s plaintive returns, we get an emotive handful of light poured directly into our ears. This combination recurs in an intimately redacted version of “Icarus,” which paves new avenues of understanding through one of Towner’s most popular compositions. Burton’s touch adds a metallic fervor that contrasts well with the softer piano version on the previous year’s seminal Diary. Twelve strings of bliss continue in “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat.” In this delicate, dark arrangement, Mingus’s classic tune wilts into a devastating ending.

The album’s remainder gives us Towner in a more classical mode, thereby halving the number of strings at his disposal, but with no loss of distance. “Some Other Time” builds an enchanting synchronicity, throughout which both instruments connect and drift apart like memories and expectations. Burton’s plush chords give Towner’s fingers plenty of forgiving terrain. The two switch roles, as they often do, for their respective solos. “Song For A Friend” is a bleaker piece wrapped around a gentle persuasion. As an affirmation of beauty, it is sometimes painful, shaded by the same colors with which all relationships are rendered. Towner draws the album’s most endearing solo here across an ideal tidal accompaniment. A notable highlight is Towner’s buzzed introduction of the title track, achieved by weaving a matchbook into the strings of his guitar. This sets off a flurry of whimsical activity and attentive soloing, meshing in a tightly knit cloth that leaves no dangling thread.

Fakta
Artikelnummer ECM1056TS
Streckkod 0602567434825
Utgivningsdatum 2019-01-18
Kategori Jazz
Skivbolag ECM / Touchstones
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 1
Utövare
Artister Towner, Ralph
Burton, Gary
Skriv din egen recension
Du måste logga in för att kunna skriva en recension
Om du tycker om Matchbook, berätta det gärna för dina vänner! Du kan snabbt och enkelt dela denna sida direkt på Facebook, Twitter och via e-post här nedanför.

Rekommendationer

Image
99 kr
Burton, Gary - Crystal Silence
Image
99 kr
Burton, Gary - The New Quartet
Image
99 kr
Towner, Ralph - Diary
Image
99 kr
Abercrombie, John (guitar) - Gateway
Rava, Enrico (trumpet) - Pilgrim And The Stars, The ECM1063 2008-10-31 99 kr
Towner, Ralph - Batik ECM1121 2008-10-31 99 kr
Fåtal i lager Köp +
Towner, Ralph - Solstice ECM1060 2008-10-06 99 kr
Wheeler, Kenny - Gnu High ECM1069 2008-10-06 99 kr
Fåtal i lager Köp +
Abercrombie, John / Towner, Ralph - Sargasso Sea ECM1080 2008-10-06 99 kr
Towner, Ralph - Sound and Shadows ECM1095 1977-10-01 169 kr

Andra har köpt

Andra kunder har även köpt:
Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
Mitt konto
Min varukorg: 0 artiklar