Solstice

Ralph Towner

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CD from the "Touchstones" Series.
 
Down Beat:Solstice inspires through its expressive openness… revealing depth of texture, nuance and meaning.” Perfect Sound Forever: “The LP is not only one of the moodiest ever published by ECM, but by anyone.” Solstice, recorded 1974, belongs to the great early production projects of ECM, with a new band formed in the studio. It’s the first of Towner’s recorded encounters with the European players, and this US-Norwegian-German quartet has a character all its own. Ralph’s synthesis of classical guitar technique and jazz improvisational skills inspires all participants on now-famous tunes including “Nimbus” and “Oceanus”. (Many future associations grew out of this meeting, including the Garbarek/Towner collaboration on Dis, and the integration of Eberhard Weber into the Jan Garbarek Group, and of Jon Christensen into Weber’s Colours band.)
Das 1974 aufgenommene Solstice war eines der heute legendären frühen Produktionsprojekte von ECM, mit einer neuen Band, die damals eigens im Studio formiert wurde. Es war die erste im Studio dokumentierte Begegnung Ralph Towners mit diesen europäischen Musikern – das so entstandene amerikanisch-norwegisch-deutsche Quartett hat einen ganz eigenen Charakter. Towners Synthese aus klassischer Gitarren-Spieltechnik und jazzmäßigem Improvisationskönnen inspirierte auf heute berühmten Stücken wie „Nimbus“ und „Oceanus“.
Featured Artists Recorded

December 1974, Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo

Original Release Date

01.09.1975

  • 1Oceanus
    (Ralph Towner)
    10:58
  • 2Visitation
    (Ralph Towner)
    02:32
  • 3Drifting Petals
    (Ralph Towner)
    06:54
  • 4Nimbus
    (Ralph Towner)
    06:25
  • 5Winter Solstice
    (Ralph Towner)
    03:58
  • 6Piscean Dance
    (Ralph Towner)
    04:11
  • 7Red and Black
    (Ralph Towner)
    01:14
  • 8Sand
    (Eberhard Weber)
    04:07