Guitar master Ralph Towner plays the 6 string and the 12 string acoustic guitar here and a little piano on this masterful album called "Batik". Towner's music is impressionistic, spacey, energetic and meditative and his 5 compositions here reflect his open concept. Towner has made scads of albums for ECM but this is one of his best. He is accompanied by two great musical masters in the persons of bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Experiencing Towner's many moods explored in these selections gives one an idea of his range and imagination. Batik is a wonderful musical excursion so check it out tonight.