Jon Christensen is confirmed dead at the age of 76.
Jon was best known as a Norwegian jazz drummer (Masqualero).
RT @jazuja: Jon Christensen, 1943-2020. Another giant has left us. R.I.P.
RT @jazuja: Jon Christensen, 1943-2020. Another giant has left us. R.I.P.
Jon Christensen, 1943-2020. Another giant has left us. R.I.P.
RT @chris_monsen: Rest well, Jon Christensen. No one could make a drum kit sing quite like you
Oh no. Just learned of Jon Christensen's passing. What a sad loss, and what a player. He sounded like no one else,…
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RT @chris_monsen: Rest well, Jon Christensen. No one could make a drum kit sing quite like you
Reading that Jon Christensen has died. Such a wonderful musician. His light-as-air playing has been such a vital pa…
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RT @chris_monsen: Rest well, Jon Christensen. No one could make a drum kit sing quite like you
Rest well, Jon Christensen. No one could make a drum kit sing quite like you
RT @matseilertsen: Just take a look at this list of albums Jon Christensen participated on, only for @ECMRecords
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So long maestro Jon Christensen. Your sticks changed my world. Thank you ❤️
Just take a look at this list of albums Jon Christensen participated on, only for @ECMRecords 1229414494394355714,2020-02-17 14:37:11 +0000,tedwarren,Here's the latest! We're 10 years old and Jon Christensen is still among us! Trap'd :: Ted Warren :: Drums :: Music…
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Jon Christensen
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Playing with Thomas Morgan (b), Jakob Bro (g) and Palle Mikelborg 2018
Background information
Birth nameJon Ivar Christensen
BornOslo, Norway
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsDrums
Jon Christensen in Aarhus Denmark 2015
Jon Ivar Christensen (born 20 March 1943 in Oslo, Norway, died 18 February 2020) was a Norwegian jazz drummer. He is married to actress, minister, and theater director Ellen Horn , and is the father of singer and actress Emilie Stoesen Christensen.
Contents
1 Career
2 Honors
3 Discography (in selection)
3.1 As leader
3.2 As sideman
4 References
5 External links
Career
In the late 1960s Christensen played alongside Jan Garbarek on several recordings by the composer George Russell. He also was a central participant in the Jazz band, Masqualero, with Arild Andersen, and they reappeared in 2003 for his 60th anniversary.
He appears on many recordings on the ECM label with such artists as Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Bobo Stenson, Eberhard Weber, Ralph Towner, Barre Phillips, Arild Andersen, Enrico Rava, John Abercrombie, Michael Mantler, Miroslav Vitous, Rainer Brüninghaus, Charles Lloyd, Dino Saluzzi and Tomasz Stanko. He, along with Jan Garbarek and Palle Danielsson, was a member of the legendary Keith Jarrett "European Quartet" of the 1970s which produced five excellent jazz recordings on ECM Records.
Honors
Jazznytt musician poll, 1967
Buddyprisen, Norwegian Jazz Forum, 1967
Drummer of the Year, European Jazz Federation, 1975
Spellemannprisen, 1977
Spellemannprisen, three times with Masqualero, 1983, 1986 and 1991
Discography (in selection)
As leader
1976: No Time for Time (Pan)
As sideman
With Yelena Eckemoff
2015: Everblue (L&H Production)
2020: Nocturnal Animals (L&H Production)
With George Russell
1967: The Essence of George Russell (Soul Note)
1969: Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature (Flying Dutchman)
1970: Trip to Prillarguri (Soul Note)
1971: Listen to the Silence (Soul Note)
With Lee Konitz, Pony Poindexter, Phil Woods and Leo Wright
1968: Alto Summit (MPS)
With Steve Kuhn
1968: Watch What Happens! (MPS)
With Jan Garbarek
1969: Esoteric Circle (Flying Dutchman)
1970: Afric Pepperbird (ECM)
1971: Sart (ECM)
1973: Witchi-Tai-To (ECM)
1975: Dansere (ECM)
1975: Ingentings Bjeller (Polydor)
1978: Photo with Blue Sky, White Cloud, Wires, Windows and a Red Roof (ECM)
1980: Paths, Prints (ECM)
With Bobo Stenson
1971: Underwear (ECM)
1993: Reflections (ECM)
1997: War Orphans (ECM)
1999: Serenity (ECM)
With Terje Rypdal
1971: Terje Rypdal (ECM)
1973: What Comes After (ECM)
1974: Whenever I Seem to Be Far Away (ECM)
1995: Skywards (ECM)
2003: Vossabrygg (ECM)
With Ketil Bjørnstad
1973: Åpning (Philips)
1990: The Shadow (Kirkelig Kulturverksted)
1993: Water Stories (ECM)
1994: The Sea (ECM)
1996: The Sea II (ECM)
2009: Remembrance (ECM)
With Keith Jarrett
1974: Belonging (ECM)
1977: My Song (ECM)
1979: Personal Mountains (ECM)
1979: Nude Ants (ECM)
1979: Sleeper (ECM)
With Ralph Towner
1974: Solstice (ECM)
1977: Solstice/Sound and Shadows (ECM)
1995: Lost and Found (ECM)
With Karin Krog, Steve Kuhn and Steve Swallow
1975: We Could Be Flying (Polydor, 1975)
With Eberhard Weber
1975: Yellow Fields (ECM, 1975)
With Enrico Rava
1975: The Pilgrim and the Stars (ECM, 1975)
1976: The Plot (ECM, 1976)
With Radka Toneff Quintet
1977: Winter Poem (Zarepta)
With Terje Rypdal and Palle Mikkelborg
1977: Waves (ECM)
1979: Descendre (ECM)
With Masqualero (Arild Andersen)
1983: Masqualero (Odin)
1986: Bande a Part (ECM)
1988: Aero (ECM)
1989: Re-Enter (ECM)
With Blow Out
1977: Blow Out (Compendium)
With Miroslav Vitous
1979: First Meeting (ECM)
1980: Miroslav Vitous Group (ECM)
1982: Journey's End (ECM)
With Rainer Brüninghaus
1980: Freigeweht (ECM)
With Mike Nock
1981: Ondas (ECM)
With John Clark, David Friedman and David Darling
1981: Faces (ECM)
With Harry Pepl and Herbert Joos
1988: Cracked Mirrors (ECM)
With Lillebjørn Nilsen, Arild Andersen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Erik Kongshaug
1988: Sanger (Grappa)
With John Abercrombie
1989: Animato (ECM)
With Charles Lloyd
1989: Fish Out of Water (ECM)
With L. Shankar
1989: M.R.C.S. (ECM)
With Sidsel Endresen
1990: So I Write (ECM)
With Knut Riisnæs
1992: Knut Riisnæs - Jon Christensen Featuring John Scofield - Palle Danielsson (Odin)
With Anouar Brahem
1994: Khomsa (ECM)
With Misha Alperin
1996: North Story (ECM)
With Lars Danielsson, David Liebman and Bobo Stenson
1997: Live at Visiones (Dragon)
With Tomasz Stańko
1997: Litania: Music of Krzysztof Komeda (ECM)
1998: From the Green Hill (ECM)
With Dino Saluzzi
2002: Senderos (ECM)
With Jacob Young
Evening Falls (ECM, 2004)
Sideways (ECM, 2008)
With Carsten Dahl and Arild Andersen
2006: Short Fairytales (EmArcy)
2012: Space Is the Place (Storyville)
With Carl Petter Opsahl and Tord Gustavsen
2008: Love, the Blues (Park Grammofon)
With Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Håkon Kornstad
2011: Mitt Hjerte Altid Vanker – I Live at Oslo Jazzfestival (Compunctio)
2011: Mitt Hjerte Altid Vanker – II Live at Uppsala Sacred Music Festival (Compunctio)
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