My Foolish Heart album is by Ralph Towner. Released in 2017 it was well received by critics. The album is his 26th recording for ECM records.
It pays homage to Bill Evans, the jazz pianist who first inspired Ralph to pursue his quest for innovation.
The track ” Blues As In Bley ” is dedicated to Paul Bley, the jazz pianist who died a month before the recordings.
My Foolish Heart also features two tracks from earlier Oregon albums. ” Shard “, from the 1972 Music of Another Present Era and ” Rewind “, which featured on the 1995 album, Beyond Words.
My Foolish Heart has been a commercial success for Ralph. In the United States, it peaked at number four on the Billboard Jazz Albums Chart, spending eight weeks on the chart there.
About Ralph Towner
Ralph Towner is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and bandleader.
Ralph was born on the 1st of March 1940 in Chehalis, a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States.
Born into a musical family, he learnt to play piano at the age of three and five started trumpet lessons. He first started playing the guitar while attending university.
Ralph is best known as part of the acoustic jazz ensemble, Oregon, for which he was the lead composer, guitarist, and keyboardist.
Throughout his solo career, he has collaborated with many modern musicians like Gary Burton, John Abercrombie, Egberto Gismonti, Larry Coryell, Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek and Gary Peacock.
Ralph has the distinction of two Two lunar craters named by the Apollo 15 astronauts, ” Icarus ” and ” Ghost Beads “, are two of his compositions.
His debut album, Trios / Solos, was recorded over two days in November 1972 and released in 1973. Featuring bassist Glen Moore, it was released by record label ECM Records ( independent record label for specialising in Jazz, classical and world music ).
My Foolish Heart Track Listing:
2: I’ll Sing To You
4: My Foolish Heart
5: Dolomiti Dance
6: Clarion Call
7: Two Poets
9: Ubi Sunt
10: Biding Time
11: Blue As In Bley