Five Years Later

Ralph Towner, John Abercrombie

CD16,90 out of print
LP24,90 out of print

“Something special happens when they play together” observed Robert Palmer in the New York
Times, and the participants concurred. “Playing with John is one of my favourite things to do,”
said Ralph Towner. “I can play as much as when playing solo, and still get to ply my skills as
accompanist. John is such an amazing person to play with that, even when he’s playing intensely
or aggressively, we somehow fit together and there’s really no way that we could collide.” On Five
Years Later, follow-up to their debut duo disc Sargasso Sea, their improvisations draw on a wider
sonic palette, to telling effect.

Featured Artists Recorded

March 1981, Talent Studio, Oslo

Original Release Date

01.02.1982

  • 1Late Night Passenger
    (John Abercrombie, Ralph Towner)
    10:04
  • 2Isla
    (John Abercrombie)
    06:28
  • 3Half Past Two
    (Ralph Towner)
    04:30
  • 4Microtheme
    (John Abercrombie, Ralph Towner)
    03:44
  • 5Caminata
    (Ralph Towner)
    03:06
  • 6The Juggler's Etude
    (Ralph Towner)
    07:35
  • 7Bumabia
    (John Abercrombie, Ralph Towner)
    09:51
  • 8Child's Play
    (John Abercrombie)
    04:54