Oregon (album)

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Oregon
Studio album by Oregon
Released 1983
Recorded February 1983
Genre Chamber jazz, ethno jazz, folk jazz, world fusion, jazz fusion, New Age
Length 44:38
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Oregon chronology
In Performance
(1980)
Oregeon
(1983)
Crossing
(1984)

Oregon is an album by American world music/jazz group Oregon featuring Ralph Towner, Paul McCandless, Glen Moore, and Collin Walcott recorded in 1983 and released on the ECM label.[1]The album reached number twenty one on Billboards Jazz Albums and Top Jazz Albums charts.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 1½ stars stating "If this disc was supposed to signal a new direction in the band's development, somewhere along the line they slipped off track".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Oregon except as indicated
  1. "The Rapids" (Ralph Towner) - 8:29
  2. "Beacon" - 2:56
  3. "Taos" - 6:15
  4. "Beside a Brook" (Paul McCandless) - 4:26
  5. "Arianna" (Glen Moore) - 6:29
  6. "There Was No Moon That Night" - 7:19
  7. "Skyline" - 1:19
  8. "Impending Bloom" (Moore) - 7:51
  • Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, West Germany in February 1983

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1983 Billboard Jazz Albums 21[2]
1983 Billboard Top Jazz Albums 21[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 22, 2011
  2. ^ a b c "Oregon - Oregon | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed September 22, 2011