Oregon

Oregon are an American ethno-jazz band from Eugene, Ore., formed in 1970.

Members: Collin Walcott (percussion, tabla, sitar, dulcimer, 1970-84), Glen Moore (bass, clarinet, viola, piano), Paul McCandless (bass clarinet, oboe, horn, soprano saxophone, synthesizer, wind synthesizer), Ralph Towner (flugelhorn, classical guitar, piano, percussion, 12-string guitar, guitar, Hammond organ), Trilok Gurtu (percussion, tabla, 1987-93), Mark Walker (percussion, 1997-present)


Oregon


Music of Another Present Era (1972) Vanguard 

A1. “North Star” (5:54)

Classical Guitar – Ralph Towner
Double Bass – Glen Moore
Oboe – Paul McCandless
Piano – Collin Walcott
Tabla – Collin Walcott
Written-By – Ralph Towner

A2. “The Rough Places Plain” (3:14)

Classical Guitar – Ralph Towner
Sitar – Collin Walcott
Written-By – Collin Walcott, Ralph Towner

A3. “Sail” (4:32)

Electric Bass – Glen Moore
English Horn – Paul McCandless
Percussion – Collin Walcott
Rhythm Guitar – Collin Walcott
Twelve-String Guitar – Ralph Towner
Written-By – Collin Walcott

A4. “At The Hawk`s Well” (3:09)

Piano – Glen Moore
Written-By – Glen Moore

A5. “Children Of God” (1:09)

Piano – Collin Walcott
Reeds – Paul McCandless
Twelve-String Guitar – Ralph Towner
Violin – Glen Moore
Written-By – Oregon

A6. “Opening” (5:32)

Double Bass – Glen Moore
Oboe – Paul McCandless
Tabla – Collin Walcott
Twelve-String Guitar – Ralph Towner
Written-By – Oregon


A7. “Naiads” (2:02)

Oboe – Paul McCandless
Piano – Glen Moore
Written-By – Glen Moore, Paul McCandless

B1a. “Shard” (0:29)

Oboe – Paul McCandless
Piano – Collin Walcott
Twelve-String Guitar – Ralph Towner
Violin – Glen Moore
Written-By – Oregon

B1b. “Spring Is Really Coming” (2:55)

Double Bass – Glen Moore
Mridangam – Collin Walcott
Written-By – Glen Moore

B2. “Bell Spirit” (0:42)

Bells – Collin Walcott
Oboe – Paul McCandless
Written-By – Collin Walcott, Paul McCandless

B3. “Baku The Dream Eater” (4:22)

Classical Guitar – Ralph Towner
Double Bass – Glen Moore
Esraj – Collin Walcott
Harmonica – Ralph Towner
Mellophone – Ralph Towner
Oboe – Paul McCandless
Percussion – Collin Walcott
Sitar – Collin Walcott
Tabla – Collin Walcott
Twelve-String Guitar – Ralph Towner
Written-By – Ralph Towner

B4. “The Silence Of A Candle” (1:45)

Double Bass – Glen Moore
English Horn – Paul McCandless
Sitar – Collin Walcott
Twelve-String Guitar – Ralph Towner
Written-By – Ralph Towner

B5. “Land Of Heart`s Desire” (3:21)
Piano – Glen Moore
Twelve-String Guitar – Ralph Towner
Written-By – Glen Moore


B6. “The Swan” (3:51)

Classical Guitar – Ralph Towner
Double Bass – Glen Moore
Oboe – Paul McCandless
Tabla – Collin Walcott
Written-By – Paul McCandless


B7. “Touchstone” (5:55)

Double Bass – Glen Moore
English Horn – Paul McCandless
Flute – Glen Moore
Mellophone – Ralph Towner
Mridangam – Collin Walcott
Oboe – Paul McCandless
Percussion – Collin Walcott
Twelve-String Guitar – Ralph Towner
Written-By – Ralph Towner

Recorded At – Vanguard Studios
71 West 23rd Street, New York City

Art Direction, Design – Jules Halfant
Co-producer – Maynard Solomon
Engineer – Dave Butcher, Jeff Zaraya
Ensemble – Oregon
Mixed By – John Woram
Photography By [Oregon – Back Cover] – Joel Brodsky
Producer – Oregon


Distant Hills (1973) Vanguard 

A1. “Aurora” (7:42)

Oboe – Paul McCandless
Piano, Twelve-String Guitar, Trumpet – Ralph Towner
Tabla – Collin Walcott
Violin, Flute, Electric Bass, Bass [Bowed Bass] – Glen Moore
Written-By – Ralph Towner

A2. “Dark Spirit” (5:50)

Bass – Glen Moore
Guitar – Ralph Towner
Sitar – Collin Walcott
Written-By – Ralph Towner

A3. “Mi Chinita” (6:57)

Clarinet, Piano, Marimba, Congas – Collin Walcott
Oboe, English Horn – Paul McCandless
Trumpet, Mellophone – Ralph Towner
Violin, Flute, Bass – Glen Moore
Written-By – Walcott*, Moore*, McCandless*, Towner*

B1. “Distant Hills” (6:30)

Clarinet, Guitar, Tambura – Collin Walcott
Oboe, English Horn – Paul McCandless
Piano – Glen Moore
Twelve-String Guitar – Ralph Towner
Written-By – Ralph Towner

B2. “Canyon Song” (4:59)

Bass – Glen Moore
Drums – Collin Walcott
Oboe – Paul McCandless
Twelve-String Guitar – Ralph Towner
Written-By – Ralph Towner

B3. “Song For A Friend” (5:19)

Bass – Glen Moore
Guitar – Ralph Towner
Written-By – Ralph Towner

B4. “Confession” (6:23)

Oboe – Paul McCandless
Piano – Glen Moore
Sitar – Collin Walcott
Twelve-String Guitar – Ralph Towner
Written-By – Walcott*, Moore*, McCandless*, Towner*

Recorded at Vanguard’s 23rd Street Studio, New York City, July 2, 3, 5, 1973.

Producer – Oregon
Engineer, Mixed By – Jeff Zaraya

Ensemble – Oregon
Management [Oregon] – Tom Paine, Vince Cirrincione
Photography By [Back Cover] – Monica Mosley
Artwork [Cover Painting & Calligraphy] – Leanne Harrison


Winter Light (1974) Vanguard

A1. “Tide Pool” (8:32)
Written-By – R. Towner*

A2. “Witchi-Tai-To” (3:26)
Written-By – Jim Pepper

A3. “Ghost Beads” (6:38)
Written-By – R. Towner*

A4. “Deer Path” (2:46)
Written-By – G. Moore*

B1. “Fond Libré” (5:03)
Written-By – P. McCandless*

B2. “Street Dance” (2:10)
Written-By – Oregon

B3. “Rainmaker” (4:27)
Written-By – R. Towner*

B4. “Poesía” (5:25)
Written-By – Oregon

B5. “Margueritte” (4:05)
Written-By – C. Walcott*

Producer – Oregon
Recorded By – Dave Baker, Jeff Zaraya
Mixed By – Jeff Zaraya

Bass, Electric Bass, Violin, Flute – Glen Moore
Guitar [Classical, 12 String], Piano, French Horn, Drums [Clay], Performer [Hands] – Ralph Towner
Oboe, English Horn, Bass Clarinet – Paul McCandless
Tabla, Sitar, Percussion [Pakhawaj], Congas, Percussion, Dulcimer, Clarinet, Photography [Cover] – Collin Walcott


In Concert (1975)

Together (1976 • Oregon & Elvin Jones)

Friends (1977)

Out of the Woods (1978)

Violin (1978)


Discography:

  • Music of Another Present Era (1972)
  • Distant Hills (1973)
  • Winter Light (1974)
  • In Concert (1975)
  • Together (1976 • Oregon & Elvin Jones)
  • Friends (1977)
  • Out of the Woods (1978)
  • Violin (1978)
  • Moon and Mind (1979)
  • Roots in the Sky (1979)
  • Our First Record (1980)
  • In Performance (1980)
  • Oregon (1983)
  • Crossing (1985)
  • Ecotopia (1987)
  • 45th Parallel (1989)

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