Avers | Man in the Moon CD

Avers | Man in the Moon CD

Model: 11215 / CNP74591 UPC: 884502386394
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Man In The Moon is a unique collaboration between guitarist and composer Randall Avers, and guitar legend Ralph Towner. Avers has recorded a collection of classic and new solo guitar works written by Towner that includes the world premiere of Madeleine Variations.


All music by Ralph Towner

Les Douzilles
Suite for Guitar
I - Mevlana Etude
II - Caminata
II - The Juggler's Etude

Always by your Side
Turning of the Leaves
Madeleine Variations
I - Prelude
II - Allegro
III - Grazioso
IV - Lento
V - Plaintive, but resolute

Green and Golden

Producer: Benoit Albert - Advisor: Ralph Towner
Guitar made by Paco Santiago Marin - Photos: Hilde Lillejord
Creative director for Clear Note: Karl Wolff - Engineer: Jan Erik Kongshaug
Recorded: Rainbow Studio AS, Oslo, Norway

Man in the Moon

Randall Avers, composer, guitarist, and educator, became a protege of Towner’s, when he was granted a two-year stipend by the Norwegian government to study Towner’s music, and make this recording.

Guitarist and composer Ralph Towner has made an indelible imprint on the American musical landscape in a way that few contemporary musicians have been able to. Though the legacy of his compositional influence has almost developed subliminally during the enduring march of his career, history has rightfully begun to acknowledge the incredible breadth and depth of his artistic contributions to both classical and jazz idioms.

Among Ralph Towner’s many honors (including a 2001 Grammy nomination for best instrumental composition "The Templars"), the Apollo 15 astronauts named two lunar craters after his compositions, Icarus and Ghostbeads which inspired the title of the album.

Alan Fark - editor of Minor7th.com

Randall Avers

Randall Avers was born in Chicago, Illinois, and has been a long-term resident of Massillon, Ohio, in the U. S. He is currently based in Sandvika, Norway and tours internationally as a concert soloist playing a wide range of musical styles, including some of his own works. He is also a member of the guitar duo Les Freres Méduses with French composer Benoît Albert. Performance awards include The Guitar Foundation of America International Competition (1991,1993), the Rene Bartoli (1997) and The Yamaha Music France Competition (Paris, France) in 1998. Avers has performed in festivals and music series throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, France, Norway, Sweden, and toured North Africa and Egypt as an Artistic Ambassador.

Tusen Takk! Norsk Kulturrad for their generous grant support, to the team Hilde Lillejord, Alan Fark, Karl Wolff, Jeffrey McFadden, Benoit Albert, and especially to Ralph Towner for his generosity throughout the project, and finally to my little family for their constant support and enthusiasm.


  • Model: 11215 / CNP74591
  • Manufactured by: Naxos/CNP
  • Condition: New
  • UPC: 884502386394

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