Terje Rypdal

Born 23 August 1947.


Terje Rypdal (born 23 August 1947 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian guitarist and composer. Most of his music has been released on albums of the German record label ECM. Rypdal has collaborated both as a guitarist and as a composer with other ECM artists such as Ketil Bjørnstad and David Darling. Over the years, he has been an important member in the Norwegian jazz community, and has also given show concerts with guitarists Ronni Le Tekrø and Mads Eriksen as "N3".

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  1. Review of Odyssey – In Studio & In Concert

    Odyssey – In Studio & In Concert 2012

    Reviewed by Peter Marsh
    A gem of a collection that, on original release, went some way to defining the ECM sound.
  2. Review of Vossabrygg

    Vossabrygg 2006

    Reviewed by Peter Marsh
    Guitarist Rypdal pays tribute to Miles Davis' 'Bitches Brew' with some of his heavy...
  3. Review of Lux Aeterna

    Lux Aeterna 2003

    Reviewed by Fiona Talkington
    Rypdal's 'Lux Aeterna' is a sort of hour-long vision of nature and light, a...
  4. Review of Selected Recordings

    Selected Recordings

    Reviewed by Peter Marsh
    Cosmic heavy metal atmospherics from the 30 year career of guitarist Terje Rypdal.
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