02023-05-25 | Daily Music Tip | 3 comments

I love this album cover. The photograph shows Ralph Towner, 82 years of age, playing guitar. He wears loose black clothing and sits on a piano bench, perhaps. The album is called At First Light. Solo guitar recordings. Towner sounds great. I first listened to Ralph Towner in the 70’s: Solstice, from 1975, followed by Sargasso Sea, with John Abercrombie, in 1976. I don’t love the music but I love that it exists, if that makes sense. I have to be in the right mood to listen to it. To hear Towner play guitar like that at age 82 is very inspiring.

LINK to the album on Apple Music but I am sure it can be found on every streaming service.
Here is another great image – LINK.


  1. Steve

    I really like his interpretation of Danny Boy/Londonderry Air on this recording.

  2. Steve

    Ottmar … speaking of nylon string guitar on ECM …

    You might like this new release, if you haven’t heard it already …

    Zsófia Boros – El último aliento”

    • ottmar

      I had not heard of her or that album. Am listening to it now. Beautiful! Thanks for the tip!


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