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  • Performer: Ralph Towner
  • Album: Solstice / Sound And Shadows
  • FLAC: 1977 mb | MP3: 1578 mb
  • Released: 1977
  • Country: Germany
  • Style: Contemporary Jazz
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 322
Ralph Towner - Solstice / Sound And Shadows album flac


A1 Distant Hills 10:43
A2 Balance Beam 10:38
B1 Along The Way 5:10
B2 Arion 8:40
B3 Song Of The Shadows 9:25

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ECM Records GmbH
  • Copyright (c) – ECM Records GmbH
  • Recorded At – Talent Studio
  • Lacquer Cut At – Masterdisk


  • Bass, Cello – Eberhard Weber
  • Cover, Design – B. Wojirsch*
  • Drums – Jon Christensen
  • Engineer – Jan Erik Kongshaug
  • Photography By – Roberto Masotti
  • Piano, French Horn, Composed By, Twelve-String Guitar, Classical Guitar – Ralph Towner
  • Producer – Manfred Eicher
  • Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Jan Garbarek


Recorded February 1977 at Talent Studio Oslo.
"Distant Hills" In memory of Charles Weidman
Label states: Manufactured and distributed by Warner Bros. Records Inc. • a Warner Communications Company • 3300 Warner Blvd. Burbank Calif. 91510 • Made in U.S.A.
Back of sleeve states: Manufactured and Marketed by Polydor Incorporated. A Polygram Company, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019. Distributed by Phonodisc Incorporated.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side A): ECM-1-1095-AS-CP
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side B): ECM-1-1095-BS-CP-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side A & B): MASTERDISK
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ECM 1095 Ralph Towner Solstice / Sound And Shadows ‎(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM 1095 Germany 1977
ECM 1095, 829 386-2 Ralph Towner Solstice / Sound And Shadows ‎(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1095, 829 386-2 US Unknown
ECM 1095, 78118-21095-2 Ralph Towner Solstice / Sound And Shadows ‎(CD, Album) ECM Records ECM 1095, 78118-21095-2 US Unknown
ECM-1-1095 Ralph Towner Solstice / Sound And Shadows ‎(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM-1-1095 US 1977
829 386-2, ECM 1095 Ralph Towner Solstice / Sound And Shadows ‎(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records 829 386-2, ECM 1095 Germany Unknown

Ralph Towner Solstice Ralph Towner: 12-string and classical guitars, piano Jan Garbarek: tenor and soprano saxophones, flute Eberhard Weber: bass . Perfect Sound Forever: The LP is not only one of the moodiest ever published by ECM, but by anyone

Ralph Towner, Eberhard Weber (bass), Jan Garbarek (sax), and Jon Christensen (drums) sounded wonderful together. They had a unique sound, led by Towner's guitar and piano. It is chamber music played by jazz musicians. All the music was composed by Towner. Three of the 5 tracks would be played by his main group Oregon. This group recorded their first album, Solstice, in 1975. Sound and Shadows was recorded in 1977. I bought the album on vinyl in the late 1970s and it still sounds great. The interplay between the musicians is superb and the music has real depth. It took me a while to get into and I still hear new things decades later. Unfortunately, this was the group's last album together.

Get the Tempo of the tracks from Solstice, Sound And Shadows (1977) by Ralph Towner. This album has an average beat per minute of 117 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 102/139 BPM). Tracklist Solstice, Sound and Shadows.

Recorded February 1977 at Talent Studio Oslo. Distant Hills" In memory of Charles Weidman. Matrix, Runout (Side A runout): ECM-1-1095-AS-CP MASTERDISK. Matrix, Runout (Side B runout): ECM-1-1095-BS-CP-4 MASTERDISK.

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Solstice/Sound and Shadows is an album by American guitarist Ralph Towner that was released on the ECM label in 1977. It is the second album to feature the Solstice quartet of Towner with Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber and Jon Christensen. Solstice/Sound and Shadows. Studio album by. Ralph Towner.

Solstice, Sound And Shadows is a music studio album recording by RALPH TOWNER (Jazz ive Rock) released in 1977 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. 1. Distant Hills (10:43) 2. Balance Beam (10:38) 3. Along The Way (5:10) 4. Arion (8:40) 5. Song Of The Shadows (9:25). Solstice Sound And Shadows Reissued ECM 2001. Sort: Recent best-seller Results cached. Ralph towner - solstice/sound and shadows new CD. All compositions by Ralph Towner. Distant Hills" – 10:46. Balance Beam" – 10:44. Along the Way" – 5:14. Song of the Shadows" – 9:24.

istant Hills . alance Beam . long the Way . rion . ong of the Shadow. Ralph Towner - 12-string and classical guitar, piano, French horn Jan Garbarek - tenor and soprano saxophone, flute Eberhard Weber - bass, cello Jon Christensen - drums, percussion.

Ralph Towner (born March 1, 1940, Chehalis, Washington) is an American t, composer, arranger and bandleader. Born in 1940 in Chehalis, Washington, Towner has made notable recordings of jazz, third stream under strong influence of folk and world music.