Monday, 28 November 2016
Ralph Towner - Solstice: Sound And Shadows (1977)
Five fairly lengthy tracks here, giving each player a chance to shine and these rambling, autumnal pieces room to roam. Distant Hills is the perfect opener, with soft-focus layers of Towner's guitars, stately Garbarek solos, and a subtle underpinning from Weber and Christensen. For all his guitar genius, it shouldn't be forgotten how good a pianist Towner is as well, and Arion, a definite highlight for me, shows it beautifully.
Solstice: Sound And Shadows