Ralph Towner / Gary Burton ‎– Matchbook

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Matchbook is an album by guitarist Ralph Towner and vibraphonist Gary Burton recorded in 1974 and released on the ECM label.

This set of duets by vibraphonist Gary Burton and guitarist Ralph Towner features a logical matchup, since both musicians are open to folk melodies and are generally quiet improvisers. In addition to six Towner originals and Burton’s “Brotherhood,” the set has thoughtful versions of “Some Other Time” and “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat.” More tempo and mood variation would have uplifted the otherwise fine music (Scott Yanow/AllMusic).

Track listing:
Drifting Petals” (Ralph Towner) – 5:19
Some Other Time” (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) – 6:16
Brotherhood” (Gary Burton) – 1:12
Icarus” (Ralph Towner) – 5:53
Song For a Friend“(Ralph Towner) – 5:10
Matchbook“(Ralph Towner) – 4:34
1 X 6” (Ralph Towner) – 0:56
Aurora” (Ralph Towner) – 5:11
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” (Charles Mingus) – 4:22

Personnel:
Ralph Towner — twelve-string guitar, classical guitar
Gary Burton — vibraphone
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Released: 1975
Recorded: July, 26, 27, 1974
Length: 38:58
Label: ECM
Producer: Manfred Eicher


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