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:

Ralph Towner (guitar, piano, synthesizer, trumpet), Paul McCandless (woodwind instruments), Glen Moore (double bass, violin, piano), and Collin Walcott (percussion, sitar, tabla).

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)

Podcast: http://s3.amazonaws.com/archive-complete/1452106801.mp3

 

Playlist:

Track

Artist

Album

  • Canyon Song
    Oregon
    Distant Hills
  • Aurora
    Oregon
    Distant Hills
  • Dark Spirit
    Oregon
    Distant Hills
  • Mi Chinita
    Oregon
    Distant Hills
  • Distant Hills
    Oregon
    Distant Hills
  • Song For A Friend
    Oregon
    Distant Hills
  • Confession
    Oregon
    Distant Hills
  • Ecotopia
    Oregon
    Ecotopia
  • Waterwheel
    Oregon
    Roots In The Sky

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