Matchbook (Ralph Towner & Gary Burton album)

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Matchbook
Matchbook (Ralph Towner & Gary Burton album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1975
RecordedJuly, 26, 27, 1974
GenreJazz
Length38:58
LabelECM
ProducerManfred Eicher
Ralph Towner chronology
Diary
(1973)
Matchbook
(1975)
Solstice
(1975)
Gary Burton chronology
'Ring
(1974)

(1974)
'''''Matchbook
(1974)
(1974)
'Dreams So Real
(1975)

(1975)

Matchbook is an album by guitarist Ralph Towner and vibraphonist Gary Burton recorded in 1974 and released on the ECM label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars, stating, "More tempo and mood variation would have uplifted the otherwise fine music".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ralph Towner except as indicated
  1. "Drifting Petals" - 5:19
  2. "Some Other Time" (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) - 6:16
  3. "Brotherhood" (Gary Burton) - 1:12
  4. "Icarus" - 5:53
  5. "Song For a Friend" - 5:10
  6. "Matchbook" - 4:34
  7. "1 X 6" - 0:56
  8. "Aurora" - 5:11
  9. "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" (Charles Mingus) - 4:22
  • Recorded at Studio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, West Germany on July, 26, 27, 1974

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 6, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 6, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 34. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.