Matchbook (Ralph Towner & Gary Burton album)

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Matchbook
Matchbook (Ralph Towner & Gary Burton album).jpg
Studio album by Ralph Towner & Gary Burton
Released 1975
Recorded July, 26, 27, 1974
Genre Jazz
Length 38:58
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Ralph Towner chronology
Diary
(1973)Diary1973
Matchbook
(1974)
Solstice
(1975)Solstice1975
Gary Burton chronology
Ring
(1974) Ring1974
Matchbook
(1974) Matchbook1974
Dreams So Real
(1975) Dreams So Real1975

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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ralph Towner except as indicated
  1. "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. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 34. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.