KETIL  BJØRNSTAD  -   The Musician  

 

 

     
  La Notte:  - ECM-info
  Night Song:  - Liner Notes (ECM)
  Early Piano Music:  - Press Release
  Remembrance:  - ECM-info
  The Light:  - ECM Interview
     - Liner Notes
  ECM:  - Ketil Bjørnstad
  Life in Leipzig  - Liner Notes
       "Devotions" by Stuart Nicholson
       "Rainbow Sessions" - Liner Notes
       "Floating" Liner notes
       Biography
  allmusic:  - Ketil Bjørnstad
  ECM Records:  - Bjørnstad/Darling/Rypdal/Christensen -The Sea
     - Ketil Bjørnstad/David Darling -The River
     - Press Reaction
     - Background Information
     
     
 

"Ketil Bjørnstad's quartet brought to mind the words of the Scandinavian artist Asger Jorn: 'Nordic art is dangerous, it compresses all its power inside ourselves.'"

 

Stuart Nicholson, The Observer

 
 

Ketil Bjørnstad has followed a distinctive creative course from classical piano prodigy to jazz pianist and sui generis composer, while not forgetting his success as a poet, lyricist and novelist. They are attributes that puts one in mind of a latter-day Leonard Cohen … listening of the deepest, most thought-provoking kind.”                                

     Richard Whitehouse, Gramophone