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Terje Rypdal

g, *1947 NO, Oslo
Musician / Composer of Jazz and Rock

Terje Rypdal (born 23 August 1947) 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".

  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Flute
  • Keyboards
  • Synthesizer
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Classical
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Last Nite on Blue by Terje Rypdal & The Chasers
Mystery Man on Selected Recordings by Terje Rypdal
Speil on Descendre by Terje Rypdal
If Mountains Could Sing on If Mountains Could Sing by Terje Rypdal
The Return Of Per Ulv on If Mountains Could Sing by Terje Rypdal
The Curse on Blue by Terje Rypdal & The Chasers
Transition on Chaser by Terje Rypdal
As If The Ghost … Was Me!? on Conspiracy by Terje Rypdal
Avskjed on Descendre by Terje Rypdal
Waves on Waves by Terje Rypdal

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Melodic WarriorTerje Rypdal2013Album
Very Much AlivePaolo Vinaccia featuring Terje Rypdal, Ståle Storløkken & Palle Mikkelborg2010Album
Crime SceneTerje Rypdal2010Album
Life In LeipzigKetil Bjørnstad / Terje Rypdal2008Album
VossabryggTerje Rypdal2006Album
The RadiosongTerje Rypdal, Ronni Le Tekrø2002Album
Lux AeternaTerje Rypdal2002Album
Sonata Op. 73 / Nimbus Op. 76Birgitte Stærnes - Terje Rypdal2002Album
Selected RecordingsTerje Rypdal2002Compil.
Trio, Live In ConcertTerje Rypdal, Miroslav Vitous & Trilok Gurtu2001Album
Double Concerto / 5th SymphonyTerje Rypdal2000Album
KartāMarkus Stockhausen / Arild Andersen / Patrice Heral / Terje Rypdal2000Album
The Sea IIKetil Bjørnstad, David Darling, Jon Christensen, Terje Rypdal1998Album
Rypdal & Tekrø IITerje Rypdal & Ronni Le Tekrø1998Album
SkywardsTerje Rypdal1997Album
From the album: If Mountains Could SingTerje Rypdal1995Single
If Mountains Could SingTerje Rypdal1995Album
From The Album: If Mountains Could SingTerje Rypdal1995Album
Nordic QuartetJohn Surman / Karin Krog / Terje Rypdal / Vigleik Storaas1995Album
The SeaKetil Bjørnstad / David Darling / Terje Rypdal / Jon Christensen1995Album
Rypdal & TekrøTerje Rypdal & Ronni Le Tekrø1994Album
Just A SmileTerje Rypdal & Ronni Le Tekrø1994Single
Q.E.D.Terje Rypdal1993Album
Undisonus For Violin And Orchestra / Ineo For Choir And Chamber OrchestraTerje Rypdal1990Album
Excerpts From The Singles CollectionTerje Rypdal1989Single
The Singles CollectionTerje Rypdal1989Album
Excerpts From The Singles CollectionTerje Rypdal1989Album
BlueTerje Rypdal & The Chasers1987Album
ChaserTerje Rypdal1985Album
WorksTerje Rypdal1985Compil.
EosTerje Rypdal, David Darling1984Album
To Be ContinuedTerje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack DeJohnette1981Album
DescendreTerje Rypdal1980Album
Terje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack DeJohnetteTerje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack DeJohnette1979Album
WavesTerje Rypdal1978Album
No Time For TimePål Thowsen, Jon Christensen, Terje Rypdal, Arild Andersen1977Album
After The RainTerje Rypdal1976Album
OdysseyTerje Rypdal1975Album
What Comes AfterTerje Rypdal1974Album
Whenever I Seem To Be Far AwayTerje Rypdal1974Album
SartJan Garbarek / Bobo Stenson / Terje Rypdal / Arild Andersen / Jon Christensen1971Album
Terje RypdalTerje Rypdal1971Album
Bleak HouseTerje Rypdal1968Album
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