Batik (album)

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Studio album by Ralph Towner
Released 1978
Recorded January 1978
Genre Jazz
Length 40:48
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Ralph Towner chronology
Solstice/Sound and Shadows
Old Friends, New Friends

Batik is an album by guitarist Ralph Towner recorded in 1978 and released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "The music unfolds slowly but logically, and Towner's quiet sound displays a lot of inner heat... Well worth listening to closely, at a high volume".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ralph Towner
  1. "Waterwheel" - 9:20
  2. "Shades of Sutton Hoo" - 4:34
  3. "Trellis" - 8:18
  4. "Batik" - 16:17
  5. "Green Room" - 6:16
    • Recorded at Talent Studios in Oslo, Norway in January 1978



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 12, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 12, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 193. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.