Simon Farintosh Plays Joyful Departure by Towner

Canadian guitarist Simon Farintosh performs Joyful Departure by Ralph Towner (b.1940) on an 8-string guitar by Jeff Sigurdson. This comes via Simon’s YouTube channel with recording by Drew Henderson. Great performance by Farintosh with lots of great rhythmic moments and handling of the playful texture. I didn’t know this piece but I remember this vibe of the new age jazz of the late 90’s for which I was listening to lots of Metheny. Farintosh really pulls it off. This comes from Towner’s album Ana and his score is available here.

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