Oregon – Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Evanston, IL, February 1982

Ralph Towner: acoustic & classical guitars, piano, synthesizer
Paul McCandless: reeds & wind instruments
Collin Walcott: percussion & sitar
Glen Moore: double bass

Live at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, November 3, 1982
Cover photograph by LJL

  1. Blue Sun
  2. Free Piece #1
  3. Tide Pool
  4. Half Past Two
  5. Free Piece #2
  6. Celeste
  7. Walcott/McCandless Duo
  8. Impending Boom
  9. The Juggler’s Etude
  10. Beside A Brook
  11. Travel By NIght
  12. Free Piece #3
  13. Yet To Be

Duration 01:59:07

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8 thoughts on “Oregon – Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Evanston, IL, February 1982

  1. What a gem! Only one time in my life I was lucky to see Oregon with Walcott, 1977 in Frankfurt. Hearing your recording brings the memory back. Thank you!

  2. To me 1982 there was the best Oregon of all times, despite so many great recording in 40 years. Absolute freedom in style, color, composition. And Walcott was as strong a musical contributor as the other three, the perfect quartet.

  3. Ha! After one and a half day of reflecting and browsing, I found the missing title of tune no. 4: it’s “Half Past Two”, initially recorded on Towner & Abercrombie’s “Five Years later”. Another wonderful composition of Ralph’s, that never was recorded with this band.

  4. This is lovely to see this concert posted. This is a recording I made myself on a Sony Walkman. There is an encore of “Beneath An Evening Sky” I can send you.

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