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John Abercrombie
Ralph Towner
Five Years Later

John Abercrombie acoustic and electric guitars, electric 12-string guitar, mandolin guitar
Ralph Towner 12-string and classical guitar
Late Night Passenger
Half Past Two
The Juggler's Etude
Child's Play

Recorded March 1981

ECM 1207

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“Something special happens when they play together” observed Robert Palmer in the New York Times, and the participants concurred. “Playing with John is one of my favourite things to do,” said Ralph Towner. “I can play as much as when playing solo, and still get to ply my skills as accompanist. John is such an amazing person to play with that, even when he’s playing intensely or aggressively, we somehow fit together and there’s really no way that we could collide.” On Five Years Later, follow-up to their debut duo disc Sargasso Sea, their improvisations draw on a wider sonic palette, to telling effect.

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As part of the The story of our listening series this historical title has been mastered from original analog sources and reissued in January 2014. To view the complete list of reissued titles please click here.