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Ralph Towner
Gary Peacock
A Closer View

Ralph Towner classical and 12-string guitars
Gary Peacock double-bass
 
Opalesque
Viewpoint
Mingusiana
Creeper
Infrared
From Branch To Branch
Postcard To Salta
Toledo
Amber Captive
Moor
Beppo
A Closer View

Recorded December 1995
ECM 1602
 
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A Closer View is the successor to 1993's Oracle, a record described by Downbeat as "charming and thoughtful, conveying the familiarity and empathy of partners who have worked together for years. Towner and Peacock share a deep interest in Bill Evans' music, which manifests itself in the light touch, intricacy and sensitivity that pervade the session." Oracle was initiated as Peacock's project and featured primarily the bassist's compositions. A Closer View reverses the formula, highlighting Towner's pieces. There are seven new tunes from the guitarist and three off-the-cuff joint compositions in an album completed by one Peacock "classic", the song "Moor". The Independent on Sunday: "Peacock's ability to combine the soulfulness of Charles Mingus with the virtuosity of Scott LaFaro makes him probably the world's most expressive double-bassist. His remarkable qualities reinvigorate the playing of Towner, whose mastery of the guitar is equally extraordinary.."