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Oregon was one of the first prominent fusions of jazz and music from around the world, practically inventing the genre of World Jazz by example. The band was an outgrowth of the Paul Winter Consort of the 60s. Ralph Towner (guitar, keyboards, trumpet), Paul McCandless (woodwind instruments), Glen Moore (double bass, violin, piano) and Collin Walcott (percussion, sitar, tabla) blended Western and Indian styles of improvisation into music that also had elements of folk and avant-garde. They have also augmented… read more

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  • Discovery of the year so far.
  • john surman would be a good ECM artist to checkout
  • So, I love every Oregon release I've heard, plus solo Ralph Towner stuff. Where should an ECM neophyte go next?
  • eine entdeckung!
  • A must have is the CD "Oregon in Moscow." It's the band playing their music together with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. Pricey CD, but worth every penny.
  • I didn't listen to jazz, until I found a nameless jazz-tape with some great music on it. Years later I discovered that I was listening to Oregon.
  • I have such fond memories of seeing Oregon TWICE at the Erikson Kiva while attending Michigan State University. Their live performances were pure magic! I always associate the title track of this album to the loss of Collin Walcott and his "Crossing" to another place...
  • This is music.
  • Original, delicious, amazing and mystical...
  • I am so thankful I found out about this band. They are simply stunning, beautifully creative. Oregon makes great background music for weekend study sessions, bouts of creative production... or just about anything. They're helping me manage my stress quite well. Jazz + oboe = brilliant.

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