Guitar heroes

Ralph Towner

Solo

Mon 26 Feb | 21:00 | Teatro Studio Borgna
Music innovation is not easy to reach. It doesn’t need only a natural talent, but also a total devotion to art not dazzled by the commercial light of pop culture. Ralph Towner is an innovator of the modern music passage; his ideas are always new although they have moved through a career of more than thirty years. Initially born as a composer, guitar player and main keyboard player, member of the jazz ensemble "Oregon", Towner boasts a rich and varied career as a solo and music collaborator of musicians like Gary Burton, John Abercrombie, Egberto Gismonti, Larry Coryell, Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek and Gary Peacock. 
Towner was born in Chehalis, Washington, on March 1st 1940 from a family of musicians; his mother was a piano teacher and his father a trumpet player. Towner and his brothers raised in an exciting environment that encouraged music experimentation and free expression. Towner discovers improvisation through the first LPs by Bill Evans. Soon it begins the study of classic guitar in the 1960s in Vienna with Karl Scheit. In 1968, Towner moved to New York and went deeper in the jazz scene in New York and there Paul Winter gave Towner his first 12-string guitar. Since then Towner have explored music beyond any limit and created a unique style that proved him to be one of the best guitar players of any times. His solo record was compared to Jarrett’s Koln Concert for its importance and influence. 
Mon 26 Feb | 21:00 | Teatro Studio Borgna
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