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Life in Leipzig

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: The Sea V; The Pleasure is Mine, I'm Sure; The Sea II; Flotation and Surroundings; Easy Now; Notturno (fragment); Alai's Room; By the Fjord; The Sea IX; Le Manfred/Foran Peisen; The Return of Per Ulv.

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Ketil Bjorstad / Terje Rypdal: Life in Leipzig

Read "Life in Leipzig" reviewed by Budd Kopman

What a sound--a feast for the ears! Life in Leipzig presents pianist Ketil Bjørnstad and guitarist Terje Rypdal in concert at Leipzig's Opera House, during that city's jazz festival in 2005, with music that will astound those unfamiliar with these players or the manner in which they interact. This performance is a snapshot ...

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Ketil Bjornstad / Terje Rypdal: Life in Leipzig

Read "Life in Leipzig" reviewed by John Kelman

The reward is great when a new and unusual teaming of musicians turns out to be not only artistically and critically successful, but the genesis of long term musical relationships. When ECM's Manfred Eicher proposed bringing neoclassical pianist Ketil Bjørnstad, generally rock- inflected, but stylistically broad guitarist Terje Rypdal, cellist David Darling and drummer Jon Christensen ...


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