Friday, January 25, 2019

Ralph Towner & Gary Burton - Matchbook (ECM 2019)

An album-of-the-year in US magazine High Fidelity and recipient of a 5-star review in Down Beat, Towner and Burton’s Matchbook stands up today as a timeless instance of the art of the duo, its vibrant spontaneity still alluring. The wide-ranging repertoire includes Ralph Towner’s classic tune ”Icarus”, Charles Mingus’s farewell to Lester Young, “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”, and Leonard Bernstein’s “Some Other Time” (“a meticulously plotted melody that spurs some of the record’s loveliest interaction.
– Down Beat

Ralph Towner   12-String Guitar, Classical Guitar
Gary Burton   Vibraharp

1 DRIFTING PETALS (Ralph Towner) 05:14
2 SOME OTHER TIME (Leonard Bernstein) 06:12
3 BROTHERHOOD (Gary Burton) 01:08
4 ICARUS (Ralph Towner) 05:48
5 SONG FOR A FRIEND (Ralph Towner) 05:05
6 MATCHBOOK (Ralph Towner) 04:29
7 1 X 6 (Ralph Towner) 00:52
8 AURORA (Ralph Towner) 05:07
9 GOODBYE PORK PIE HAT (Charles Mingus) 04:22