City of Eyes

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City of Eyes
City of Eyes.jpg
Studio album by
Released1989
RecordedJanuary–November 1988
Genre Chamber jazz
Length46:53
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Ralph Towner chronology
Slide Show
(1984)
City of Eyes
(1989)
Open Letter
(1991)

City of Eyes is an album by guitarist Ralph Towner recorded in 1988 and released on the ECM label. [1]

Contents

Reception

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "City of Eyes shows Ralph Towner as a musical explorer again, a composer and instrumentalist who can persuasively create aural travelogues through time, space, and terrain". [2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Track listing

All compositions by Ralph Towner
  1. "Jamaica Stopover" - 4:11
  2. "Cascades' - 6:47
  3. "Les Douzilles" - 6:10
  4. "City of Eyes" - 4:11
  5. "Sipping the Past" 2:31
  6. "Far Cry" - 4:23
  7. "Janet" - 3:21
  8. "Sustained Release" - 5:03
  9. "Tundra" - 4:40
  10. "Blue Gown" - 5:36

Personnel

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References

  1. ECM discography Archived 2010-12-01 at the Wayback Machine accessed September 29, 2011
  2. 1 2 Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed September 29, 2011
  3. Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1411. ISBN   978-0-141-03401-0.