Eklektricity Jan 6 2016
Written by Bruce Rash on January 6, 2016
Yahaa! 2016 is Here! Today we played all Oregon, the Jazz/Fusion supergroup from the 1970’s who remain active to this day. Their main composer is the wonderful Ralph Towner. They were among the first to integrate that amazing Indian percussion instrument the Tabla…
This original group was as follows:
Tragically Collin Walcott was killed in an auto accident in 1984. He was eventually replaced by Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu (Walcott’s own choice for his replacement should it become necessary). In 1986 Gurtu was invited to join Oregon; the band resumed touring and released three albums during his five years as a member.
They have a substantial Wiki entry here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_(band)