Diary (Ralph Towner album)

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Diary
Diary (Ralph Towner album).jpg
Studio album by Ralph Towner
Released 26 November 1973
Recorded April 4 & 5, 1973
Genre Jazz
Length 42:46
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Ralph Towner chronology
Trios / Solos
(1972)
Diary
(1973)
Matchbook
(1975)

Diary is the second album by American guitarist and composer Ralph Towner recorded in 1973 and released on the ECM label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by David R. Adler awarded the album 3 stars stating "It's a solo performance with a twist: Towner plays not only 12-string and classical guitars, but also very competent piano... Towner accompanies himself via overdubs, playing both guitar and piano for an effect vaguely reminiscent of Bill Evans' Conversations with Myself".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ralph Towner except as indicated
  1. "Dark Spirit" - 7:21
  2. "Entry in a Diary" - 3:55
  3. "Images Unseen" - 4:14
  4. "Icarus" - 6:18
  5. "Mon Enfant" (Traditional) - 5:42
  6. "Odgen Road Towner 8:02
  7. "Erg" - 3:21
  8. "Silence of a Candle" - 3:53

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed August 31, 2011
  2. ^ a b Adler, D. R. Allmusic Review accessed August 31, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 193. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.