Towner, Ralph - Batik
I'm personally really excited that this has been released on CD; it was only released in Germany as a very expensive import and has been out of print forever and it's a truly stunningly good album by Ralph (a man who has a number of stunning albums!).
"Guitarist Ralph Towner (who also plays a bit of piano) teams up with the highly sympathetic bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette for five of his originals on this 1978 date. The music unfolds slowly but logically, and Towner's quiet sound displays a lot of inner heat. Highlights include "Waterwheel" and the 16-minute "Batik." Well worth listening to closely, at a high volume."-Scott Yanow/All Music Guide
Ralph Towner 12-string and classical guitar, piano
Eddie Gomez bass
Jack DeJohnette drums