The Jazz Show Episode January 19, 2009

Broadcast on 19-Jan-2009

9:08am - 12:15pm

Guitarist Ralph Towner: "Batik" with Eddie Gomez (bass) and Jack DeJohnette (drums). This album by guitar virtuoso, Ralph Towner is once again in circulation by ECM Records. It's one of Towner's most impressive recordings as it features Ralph playing his own compositions with the amazing bassist Eddie Gomez and the always dynamic drums of Jack DeJohnette. Towner shines on classical and 12 string guitar and on one tune overdubs his fine piano playing as well. The music is haunting, hypnotic and spacy but dynamic as well and the compositions are memorable. Gomez and DeJohnette give the music an energy and pulse. "Batik" is a profound musical experience. Towner is still alive and well and currently living in Rome. This album is one of his musical highlights.