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Jon Christensen

Jon Christensen
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Jon Ivar Christensen (20 March 1943 – 18 February 2020) was a Norwegian jazz drummer. He is best known for his association with many artists who recorded for ECM: Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Bobo Stenson, Eberhard Weber, Ralph Towner, Keith Jarrett, and many more.
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Terje Rypdal — Vossabrygg Terje Rypdal — Vossabrygg
(ECM 1984, 2006, CD)
Bobo Stenson Trio — Serenity Bobo Stenson Trio — Serenity
(ECM 1740/41, 2000, 2CD)
Tomasz Stańko — From the Green Hill Tomasz Stańko — From the Green Hill
(ECM 1680, 1998, CD)
Bobo Stenson Trio — War Orphans Bobo Stenson Trio — War Orphans
(ECM 1604, 1998, CD)
Tomasz Stańko Septet — Litania ‎- Music of Krzysztof Komeda Tomasz Stańko Septet — Litania ‎- Music of Krzysztof Komeda
(ECM 1636, 1997, CD)
Ralph Towner — Lost and Found Ralph Towner — Lost and Found
(ECM 1563, 1996, CD)
Bobo Stenson Trio — Reflections Bobo Stenson Trio — Reflections
(ECM 1516, 1996, CD)
Terje Rypdal — Skywards Terje Rypdal — Skywards
(ECM 1608, 1996, CD)
Tomasz Stańko — Bluish Tomasz Stańko — Bluish
(Power Bros 00113, 1991, CD)
Shankar — M.R.C.S. Shankar — M.R.C.S.
(ECM 1403, 1991, CD)
John Abercrombie — Animato John Abercrombie — Animato
(ECM 1411, 1990, CD / LP)
Keith Jarrett — Personal Mountains Keith Jarrett — Personal Mountains
(ECM 1382, 1989, LP)
Miroslav Vitous — Journey's End Miroslav Vitous — Journey's End
(ECM 1242, 1983, LP)
Jan Garbarek — Paths, Prints Jan Garbarek — Paths, Prints
(ECM 1223, 1982, LP)
Miroslav Vitous Group — Miroslav Vitous Group Miroslav Vitous Group — Miroslav Vitous Group
(ECM 1185, 1981, LP)
Terje Rypdal — Descendre Terje Rypdal — Descendre
(ECM 1144, 1980, LP)
Miroslav Vitous — First Meeting Miroslav Vitous — First Meeting
(ECM 1145, 1980, LP)
Keith Jarrett — Nude Ants Keith Jarrett — Nude Ants
(ECM 1171/72, 1979, 2LP)
Jan Garbarek Group — Photo with Blue Sky, White Cloud, Wires, Windows and a Red Roof Jan Garbarek Group — Photo with Blue Sky, White Cloud, Wires, Windows and a Red Roof
(ECM 1135, 1979, LP)
Keith Jarrett — My Song Keith Jarrett — My Song
(ECM 1115, 1978, LP)
Terje Rypdal — Waves Terje Rypdal — Waves
(ECM 1110, 1978, LP)
Ralph Towner / Solstice — Sound and Shadows Ralph Towner / Solstice — Sound and Shadows
(ECM 1095, 1977, LP)
Jan Garbarek / Bobo Stenson Quartet — Dansere Jan Garbarek / Bobo Stenson Quartet — Dansere
(ECM 1075, 1976, LP)
Eberhard Weber — Yellow Fields Eberhard Weber — Yellow Fields
(ECM 1066, 1976/1994, CD)
Ralph Towner — Solstice Ralph Towner — Solstice
(ECM 1060, 1975, LP)
Jan Garbarek / Keith Jarrett / Palle Danielsson / Jon Christensen — Belonging Jan Garbarek / Keith Jarrett / Palle Danielsson / Jon Christensen — Belonging
(ECM 1050, 1974, LP)
Terje Rypdal — What Comes After Terje Rypdal — What Comes After
(ECM 1031, 1974/1996, CD)
Terje Rypdal — Whenever I Seem to Be Far Away Terje Rypdal — Whenever I Seem to Be Far Away
(ECM 1045, 1974/1996, CD)
Jan Garbarek / Bobo Stenson Quartet — Witchi-Tai-To Jan Garbarek / Bobo Stenson Quartet — Witchi-Tai-To
(ECM 1041, 1974, LP)
Jan Garbarek / Bobo Stenson / Terje Rypdal / Arild Andersen / Jon Christensen — SART Jan Garbarek / Bobo Stenson / Terje Rypdal / Arild Andersen / Jon Christensen — SART
(ECM 1015, 1971/2005, CD)
Terje Rypdal — Terje Rypdal Terje Rypdal — Terje Rypdal
(ECM 1016, 1971/1999, CD)
Jan Garbarek Quartet — Afric Pepperbird Jan Garbarek Quartet — Afric Pepperbird
(ECM 1007, 1970, LP)
Terje Rypdal — Bleak House Terje Rypdal — Bleak House
(Polydor 547 885-2, 1968/1999, CD)
Jan Garbarek Trio & Quartet — Til Vigdis Jan Garbarek Trio & Quartet — Til Vigdis
(Norsk Jazzforbund NJF-LP-1, 1967, LP)

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