RIP Jon Christensen

Sad news as drummer Jon Christensen, who performed on many ECM recordings, has passed away.

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 JarrettJan GarbarekTerje RypdalBobo StensonEberhard WeberRalph TownerBarre PhillipsArild AndersenEnrico RavaJohn AbercrombieMichael MantlerMiroslav VitousRainer BrüninghausCharles LloydDino 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.

 

 

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