Open Letter (Ralph Towner album)

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Open Letter
Open Letter (Ralph Towner album).jpg
Studio album by Ralph Towner
Released 1992
Recorded July 1991 and February 1992
Genre Jazz
Length 53:40
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Ralph Towner chronology
City of Eyes
(1989)
Open Letter
(1992)
Oracle
(1994)

Open Letter is an album by guitarist Ralph Towner recorded in 1991 and 1992 and released on the ECM label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Rick Anderson awarded the album 3 stars stating "Ralph Towner's a difficult case. The snoozy noodlings of his former band Oregon can be downright stupefying, but his solo work is often, though not always, quite a bit more interesting. Open Letter walks both sides of the line, but succeeds more often than it fails.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ralph Towner except as indicated
  1. "The Sigh" - 5:13
  2. "Wistful Thinking" - 3:58
  3. "Adrift" - 6:10
  4. "Infection" (Peter Erskine, Ralph Towner) - 3:18
  5. "Alar" - 7:14
  6. "Short 'n Stout" - 3:04
  7. "Waltz For Debby" (Bill Evans) - 4:16
  8. "I Fall in Love Too Easily" (Jules Styne, Sammy Cahn) - 4:19
  9. "Magic Pouch" - 5:06
  10. "Magnolia Island" - 4:35
  11. "Nightfall" - 6:27
  • Recorded at Rainbow Studio in Oslo, Norway in July 1991 and February 1992

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed October 6, 2011
  2. ^ a b Anderson, R. Allmusic Review accessed October 6, 2011