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Open Letter
Ralph Towner
Open Letter
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Pop, Classical
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All Artists: Ralph Towner
Title: Open Letter
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ecm Import
Release Date: 11/18/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Pop, Classical
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731451198021

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Amazing musicianship and compositions.
Joe S. | Sacramento, CA | 10/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have a ton of CDs with Peter Erskine, and while he plays at a consistently amazing level, this CD contains the best I've heard from him to date. Incredible interaction between him and Ralph Towner, who exhibits his own compositional and guitar-playing prowess. If you're a fan of either of these guys, it's a must-buy."
Profound beauty and introspection ...again!
Scott68 | Columbus, Ohio United States | 09/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have alot of his recordings but this is my favorite Towner, stunning chord voicings and melodic phrases that translate into a deeply emotional statement. His effective use of space and time stirs one's imagination. Alot of people don't know he has a degree in composition, his effective combonation of improv and structure keep things interesting. This is the best of the best of the modern jazz/classical synthesists.BRAVO again Mr. Towner."
Another Vista of Subjectivity Opens...
Stephen Silberman | SF, CA USA | 07/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Strictly speaking, this is a four-and-a-half-star record -- a few of the selections feel a little ragged or arbitrary. But on the strength of The Sigh and Nightfall alone, this record is a must-own for Towner fans. Like Blue Sun, Towner uses guitars and keyboards to paint a deep, brooding melancholy that has a characteristic grace and elegance. Alar, with its muffled detonations of very natural-sounding synth, is like an extension of Ogden Road from Diary, a long narrative in sound. Nightfall is almost shockingly sad: the perfect music to ruminate over the apocalypse of a long relationship. Peter Erskine's contributions on percussion are bright and a little busy, not quite necessary but inoffensive. If you're just getting into Towner, Solo Concert or Diary might be better ports of entry (after his records with Oregon, of course), but if you love Blue Sun, pick this one up too."