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Ralph Towner

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: March 1, 1940    


Musical innovation is no easy feat. It not only requires an innate talent, but also a devotion to the art that is not blinded by the commercial glare of the popular culture. Ralph Towner is such an innovator on the modern musical landscape, his ideas ever fresh, though they span a career of more than thirty years.

Best known as the lead composer, guitarist, and keyboardist for the acoustic jazz ensemble “Oregon”, Towner has also had a rich and varied solo career that has seen fruitful and memorable musical collaboration with such great modern musicians as Gary Burton, John Abercrombie, Egberto Gismonti, Larry Coryell, Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, and Gary Peacock....
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    Five Years Later

    ECM Records
    2014
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    Travel Guide

    ECM Records
    2013
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    Chiaroscuro

    ECM Records
    2010
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    Chiaroscuro

    ECM Records
    2009
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    In Concert

    Savoy Jazz
    2008
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    Time Line

    ECM Records
    2006
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    Ralph Towner

    Savoy Jazz
    2004
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