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Ketil Bjornstad / Terje Rypdal - Life In Leipzig (2005) {ECM 2052}

Ketil Bjornstad / Terje Rypdal - Life In Leipzig (2005) {ECM 2052}
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Genre: Jazz

There is an art to the duo performance – many jazz artists have tried it and accomplished it beautifully in many settings, live and in the studio. That said, there are very few recorded live performances between an electric guitarist and a pianist. Life in Leipzig is one. Recorded in 2005 by Germany's MDR radio as part of its broadcast of the city's jazz festival, this marks the debut live offering by pianist and composer Ketil Bjornstad.

Ketil Bjornstad - Before The Light (2001) {November Music}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 12, 2017
Ketil Bjornstad - Before The Light (2001) {November Music}

Ketil Bjornstad - Before The Light (2001) {November Music}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Soundtrack

Described by producer Shu-Fang Wang as "an imaginary soundtrack originally composed for a film story set in Taipei," Before the Light gives the music of ECM recording artist Ketil Bjørnstad a cinematic twist. For this album, the pianist has written a handful of romantic melodies and atmospheric moods. The former are presented in different arrangements scattered throughout the album; the latter often include guitar soundscapes and programmed rhythm tracks. Bjørnstad is accompanied by guitarist Eivind Aarset, viola player Nora Taksdal, and keyboardist Kjetil Bjerkestrand. Each one of these short pieces (none over six minutes) makes a melodic statement that could be qualified as being quintessential ECM. .

Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014) {ECM 2394}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 12, 2015
Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014) {ECM 2394}

Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014) {ECM 2394}
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Classical / Classical Crossover / Jazz / Modern Creative

Ketil Bjørnstad’s passion for the English metaphysical poet John Donne (1572-1631) is a lifelong affair. His settings of Donne’s verse have led to recordings including The Shadow, Grace and the ECM album The Light. “After working with the texts of John Donne for more than twenty years, I still find new approaches to understanding what he wrote and I find music throughout. It is in the language, in the rhythm, in the silence between the sentences - a passionate quest for meaning and reconciliation. Donne's dramatic life is reflected in the texts and everywhere in them you will find the passion, melodies and sounds”.

Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014) [24-bit/96kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at April 15, 2015
Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014) [24-bit/96kHz]

Ketil Bjørnstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014)
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Ketil Bjørnstad’s passion for the English metaphysical poet John Donne (1572-1631) is a lifelong affair. His settings of Donne’s verse have led to recordings including The Shadow, Grace and the ECM album The Light. “After working with the texts of John Donne for more than twenty years, I still find new approaches to understanding what he wrote and I find music throughout. It is in the language, in the rhythm, in the silence between the sentences - a passionate quest for meaning and reconciliation. Donne's dramatic life is reflected in the texts and everywhere in them you will find the passion, melodies and sounds”. Bjørnstad wrote A passion for John Donne for the Oslo International Church Festival in the winter of 2011/2012 and the premiere performance – documented here – was at the Sofienberg Kirke in Oslo in March 2012.

Ketil Bjornstad - Sunrise (2014) {ECM}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 1, 2015
Ketil Bjornstad - Sunrise (2014) {ECM}

Ketil Bjornstad - Sunrise (2014) {ECM}
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Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano

Ketil Bjørnstad previously explored the life of Edvard Munch in his acclaimed 1993 novel Historien om Edvard Munch. When invited to compose music for choir in 2011 his thoughts turned once again to Munch and to the writings, still not widely known, of the proto-Expressionist Norwegian painter. With these as his guide, Bjørnstad shaped Soloppgang (“Sunrise”) subtitled “A cantata on texts by Edvard Munch”. In his liner notes, Bjørnstad observes that “the texts written by Munch can be compared to his paintings in their power and intensity.

Ketil Bjornstad - The Light (2007) {ECM 2056} [Promo CD]  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 26, 2014
Ketil Bjornstad - The Light (2007) {ECM 2056} [Promo CD]

Ketil Bjornstad - The Light (2007) {ECM 2056} [Promo CD]
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Genre: Jazz, Nordic Songs

Subtitled “Songs of Love and Fear”, “The Light” brings together Ketil Bjornstad’s “Four Nordic Songs”, compositions for female voice and accompaniment written over a 30 year period, with a song cycle based on poetry of John Donne (1572-1631). Bjornstad: “The intellectual energy in Donne’s poetry, which was always receptive to the metaphysical, is also nurtured by emotional excitement, and it is this unique combination that has held such powerful appeal to me as a composer.”
Ketil Bjornstad - La Notte (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Ketil Bjørnstad - La Notte (2013)
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A classically trained jazz pianist with a bent toward avant-garde improvised music, Ketil Bjørnstad is a well-known musician and writer in Europe. With his cerebral, atmospheric style that belies a palpable inner passion and an inclination toward genre-crossing compositions, Bjørnstad helped develop and popularize the "European jazz" aesthetic…

Ketil Bjornstad - La Notte (2013) {ECM}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 29, 2013
Ketil Bjornstad - La Notte (2013) {ECM}

Ketil Bjornstad - La Notte (2013) {ECM}
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Jazz / Modern Creative / Piano

Commissioned by the Molde International Jazz Festival and recorded live at the Norwegian festival in 2010, “La notte” is a salute to Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni, whom Ketil Bjørnstad counts amongst his formative influences. “At the same time that I discovered what jazz could be, after listening to Miles Davis’ In A Silent Way, I also saw the films by Godard, Bresson and Antonioni. Perhaps it was the slow, rhythmic authority in the films by Michelangelo Antonioni that made me think of music…
Ketil Bjornstad - Vinding's Music - Songs From The Alder Thicket (2012) {ECM 2170-71} [2CD's] [Re-Up]

Ketil Bjornstad - Vinding's Music - Songs From The Alder Thicket (2012) {ECM 2170-71}
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Genre: Classical, Jazz

To celebrate the 60th birthday (on 25 April) of Norwegian jazz pianist/composer/novelist and poet Ketil Bjornstad, ECM issues a double album as "literary soundtrack", its release also coinciding with the Norwegian publication of the one-volume edition of Bjornstad's highly-acclaimed fictional 'Vinding' trilogy, 'To Music', 'The River' and 'The Lady in the Valley'. After keeping his musical and writing activities entirely separate for decades, Renaissance Man Bjornstad dissolved the boundaries with his 'Vinding' books: "When I had the idea of writing a trilogy about the young piano student Aksel Vinding, I realised that I would have to grant music access to my world of writing. This felt surprisingly liberating, almost like a confession.

Ketil Bjornstad - Water Stories (1993) {ECM 1503}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 27, 2011
Ketil Bjornstad - Water Stories (1993) {ECM 1503}

Ketil Bjornstad - Water Stories (1993) {ECM 1503}
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Genre: Jazz,New Age

Bjornstad’s spacey piano playing (icy cool but full of inner heat) was a natural to be featured on ECM yet surprisingly he would not debut for that label for two more decades. In the meantime he appeared on thirty recordings which ranged from borderline New Age to rock, and he also wrote 18 books (including 14 novels) in Norway. Finally in 1993 Ketil Bjornstad recorded Water Stories (a 12-piece work) for ECM, featuring a quartet that co-stars guitarist Terje Rypdal.