OREGON

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Oregon is an American jazz and world music group, originally formed in 1971 by Ralph Towner (guitar, piano, synthesizer, trumpet), Paul McCandless (woodwind instruments), Glen Moore (double bass, violin, piano), and Collin Walcott (percussion, sitar, tabla).

Towner and Moore had been friends and occasional collaborators since meeting in 1960 as students at the University of Oregon. By 1969, both were working musicians living in New York; while collaborating with folksinger Tim Hardin they were introduced to world music pioneer Paul Winter's "Consort" ensemble, particularly member Collin Walcott, with whom Towner began improvising as an informal duo. By 1970 Towner and Moore had joined the Winter Consort and met fellow member McCandless; the four began exploring improvisation on their own, while their contributions continued to be seminal in redefining the Winter Consort "sound" in compositions like Towner's "Icarus." The four musicians made their first group recording in 1970, but the label, Increase Records,
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Winter LightWinter Light
Vanguard 1990
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TogetherTogether
Wounded Bird Records 2019
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Music Of Another Present EraMusic Of Another Present Era
Vanguard 1988
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ViolinViolin
Wounded Bird Records 2019
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CrossingCrossing
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Imports 2001
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Our First RecordOur First Record
Wounded Bird Records 2019
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Out Of The Woods / Roots In The SkyOut Of The Woods / Roots In The Sky
Beat Goes on 2017
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In ConcertIn Concert
Wounded Bird Records 2019
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OREGON Music of Another Present Era album cover 4.07 | 7 ratings
Music of Another Present Era
World Fusion 1972
OREGON Distant Hills album cover 3.71 | 7 ratings
Distant Hills
World Fusion 1973
OREGON Winter Light album cover 4.33 | 9 ratings
Winter Light
World Fusion 1974
OREGON Together (with Elvin Jones) album cover 3.17 | 3 ratings
Together (with Elvin Jones)
World Fusion 1976
OREGON Friends album cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
Friends
World Fusion 1977
OREGON Out of the Woods album cover 4.00 | 6 ratings
Out of the Woods
World Fusion 1978
OREGON Violin album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Violin
World Fusion 1978
OREGON Moon and Mind album cover 3.00 | 4 ratings
Moon and Mind
World Fusion 1979
OREGON Roots in the Sky album cover 2.83 | 3 ratings
Roots in the Sky
World Fusion 1979
OREGON Our First Record album cover 2.83 | 3 ratings
Our First Record
World Fusion 1980
OREGON Oregon album cover 3.14 | 7 ratings
Oregon
World Fusion 1983
OREGON Crossing album cover 3.12 | 4 ratings
Crossing
World Fusion 1985
OREGON Ecotopia album cover 3.25 | 4 ratings
Ecotopia
World Fusion 1987
OREGON 45th Parallel album cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
45th Parallel
World Fusion 1989
OREGON Always, Never and Forever album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Always, Never and Forever
World Fusion 1991
OREGON Troika album cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
Troika
World Fusion 1994
OREGON Beyond Words album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Beyond Words
World Fusion 1995
OREGON Northwest Passage album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Northwest Passage
World Fusion 1997
OREGON Music For A Midsummer Night's Dream album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Music For A Midsummer Night's Dream
World Fusion 1998
OREGON Oregon in Moscow album cover 3.88 | 4 ratings
Oregon in Moscow
World Fusion 2000
OREGON Prime album cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
Prime
World Fusion 2005
OREGON 1000 Kilometers album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
1000 Kilometers
World Fusion 2007
OREGON In Stride album cover 3.25 | 4 ratings
In Stride
World Fusion 2010
OREGON Family Tree album cover 3.00 | 3 ratings
Family Tree
World Fusion 2012
OREGON Lantern album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Lantern
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2017

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OREGON In Concert album cover 3.83 | 3 ratings
In Concert
World Fusion 1975
OREGON In Performance album cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
In Performance
World Fusion 1980
OREGON Live at Yoshi's album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Live at Yoshi's
World Fusion 2002
OREGON Live in New Orleans album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in New Orleans
World Fusion 2016

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OREGON The Essential Oregon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Oregon
World Fusion 1981
OREGON Best of the Vanguard Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Best of the Vanguard Years
World Fusion 2000
OREGON Jade Muse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jade Muse
World Fusion 2002
OREGON Vasant Rai & Oregon : Spring Flowers + Autumn Song album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vasant Rai & Oregon : Spring Flowers + Autumn Song
World Fusion 2002
OREGON Chronicle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chronicle
World Fusion 2004
OREGON Vanguard Visionaries album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vanguard Visionaries
World Fusion 2007
OREGON Out of the Woods / Roots in the Sky album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Out of the Woods / Roots in the Sky
World Fusion 2007
OREGON Out Of The Woods / Roots In The Sky (BGO) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Out Of The Woods / Roots In The Sky (BGO)
World Fusion 2017

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