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Ralph Towner - Solstice flac album
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Solstice is an album by the American guitarist Ralph Towner that was released on the ECM label in 1975. It features Towner with Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber and Jon Christensen. The 1977 album, Solstice/Sound and Shadows, was released by Towner on ECM with the same quartet

Bass, Cello – Eberhard Weber. Composed By – Ralph Towner (tracks: A1 to B4). Design – Dieter Bonhorst. Drums, Percussion – Jon Christensen. Engineer – Jan Erik Kongshaug. Photography By – Rainer Kiedrowski. Photography By – Andreas Raggenbass, Gabi Winter, Jochen Mönch. Producer – Manfred Eicher. Solstice ‎(LP, Album). ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM Records. ECM 1060 ST, ECM 1060, 2301 060. Germany.

Solo Guitar Adventure.

Album · 1975 · 8 Songs. Ralph Towner, Eberhard Weber, Jan Garbarek & Jon Christensen.

This album has an average beat per minute of 117 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 83/172 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile Solstice. Album starts at 153BPM, ends at BPM (-153), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Ralph Towner.

Ralph Towner, Eberhard Weber (bass), Jan Garbarek (sax), and Jon Christensen (drums) sounded wonderful together. They had a unique sound, led by Towner's guitar and piano. It is chamber music played by jazz musicians. All the music was composed by Towner. Three of the 5 tracks would be played by his main group Oregon. The first track on the record, Distant Hills, was one of Oregon's most famous tunes. This group recorded their first album, Solstice, in 1975. Sound and Shadows was recorded in 1977


A1 Oceanus 10:58
A2 Visitation 2:32
A3 Drifting Petals 6:56
B1 Nimbus 6:25
B2 Winter Solstice 3:58
B3 Piscean Dance 3:33
B4 Red And Black 1:12
B5 Sand 4:07

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ECM Records GmbH
  • Recorded At – Arne Bendiksen Studio
  • Published By – Drifting Petals Music
  • Pressed By – Schallplattenfabrik Pallas GmbH


  • Bass, Cello – Eberhard Weber
  • Composed By – Eberhard Weber (tracks: B5), Towner* (tracks: A1 to B4)
  • Design [Cover Design] – Dieter Bonhorst
  • Drums, Percussion – Jon Christensen
  • Engineer – Jan Erik Kongshaug
  • Photography By [Cover] – Rainer Kiedrowski
  • Photography By [Liner] – Andreas Raggenbass, Gabi Winter, Jochen Mönch
  • Producer – Manfred Eicher
  • Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Jan Garbarek
  • Twelve-String Guitar [12-string], Classical Guitar, Piano – Ralph Towner


Recorded December 1974 at Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo
Track B5 courtesy of Vanguard Records
Published by Drifting Petals Music, BMI

An ECM Production
℗ 1975 ECM Records GmbH

Subsequent copies were distributed with a silver sticker bearing alternate catalogue reference 2031 060 or a sticker with "Deutscher Schallplattenpreis - Deutsche Phonoakademie" on front cover.

No label Code (LC) on release

Category variations on release
- spine, rear cover and label: ECM 1060 ST
- front over: 2301 60 / ECM 1060 (silver sticker)

Printed in W. Germany
Made in W. Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): ST-ECM 1060-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): ST-ECM 1060-B
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ECM pap-9035 Ralph Towner Solstice ‎(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM pap-9035 Japan 1975
2301 060 Ralph Towner Solstice ‎(LP, Album) ECM Records 2301 060 Brazil 1983
ECM 1060, 177 5857 Ralph Towner Solstice ‎(CD, Album, RE, Car) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1060, 177 5857 Germany 2008
ECM -1-1060 Ralph Towner Solstice ‎(LP, Album) ECM Records ECM -1-1060 US 1975
SEL-RG 022, 825 458-1 Ralph Towner Solstice ‎(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor SEL-RG 022, 825 458-1 South Korea 1975