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Bremen 1975 [no label, 1CD]

Veranstaltungsreihe Junge Musik, Oberpostdirektion, Bremen, Germany; March 24, 1975. Very good FM broadcast.

Terje Rypdal is a Norwegian guitarist and composer. 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″. - wikipedia

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Thanks to original uploader fbauer; and to jazzrita for sharing the show at Dime.

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Track 01. Titel 11:23
Track 02. Silver Bird Is Heading For The Sun 11:20
Track 03. Ballad For Mr. Trumpet/Cosmic Flight 18:13
Track 04. Better Off Without You 20:28
Track 05. Adagio 8:27
Track 06. Midnite 11:38
Track 07. Ann Speaker 1:36
84 mins

Torbjörn Sunde - tb
Terje Rypdal - g,fl,ss,synth,comp
Brynjulf Blix - or
Sveinung Hovensjö - e-b
Svein Christiansen - dr

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  1. 12 Responses to “TERJE RYPDAL - BREMEN 1975”

  2. Thank you BigO. I’m not the greatest with jazz bur i do appreciate a well-played guitar. In the jazz field, John McLaughlin remains numero uno, of course.

    By Brian Griffin on Dec 21, 2019

  3. I’ve said it many times and I’ll repeat it , McLaughlin is a hack , a showoff who was / is more interested in flashy clothes and stage presence than conforming to the less is more approach necessary to perform jazz as it was meant to be . He would have been great in an 80s Metal hair band however.

    By Smashmouth on Dec 21, 2019

  4. The greatest jazz guitarist of all time remains the incomparable Wes Montgomery. In fact he is the best all time guitarist period. Any genre.

    By Smashmouth on Dec 21, 2019

  5. Love Terne Rypdal, especially from this period. Thank you BigO!

    By Bing Bongong on Dec 21, 2019

  6. 1. Terje’s playing with Ketil Bjornstad is sublime.

    2. I’ve seen McLaughlin a handful of times - acoustic (with Paco de Lucia and Al DiMeola - great show), electric a couple times with jazz combos, and a couple times with Shakti, adding his guitar to Indian music: also fabulous. Despite that, I must, unfortunately, agree with Smashmouth. Not that he’s a exactly a hack, but he IS a bit of a wanker when it comes to guitar playing. Too much flash and speed, not enough nuance and playing WITH the others. Yup, 80s hair metal band sounds just about right. (I have met him, too, and he comes across as a very gentle man.)

    By Simon Peter on Dec 21, 2019

  7. (1)A TERJE RYPDAL show in This den of iniquity is way of above the pay grade/comprehension of the sordid ROIO crowd. This place has turned into a racist crap hole.
    (2) Having seen Mr. McLaughlin many times - we know he took popular music to the next level - a level many here - do not understand - nor want to…

    By harmon on Dec 22, 2019

  8. Sez Joe Travers in an article about Zappa’s Hot Rats-
    “In fact, Mahavishnu leader John McLaughlin first wanted to hire Ponty as his violinist, based, in part, on Hot Rats, but immigration problems forced him to look elsewhere. The jazz-rock fusion style that Mahavishnu advanced in 1971 can be traced directly to Rats. “

    By sking on Dec 22, 2019

  9. What has John McLaughlin got to do with this music post ?

    By Pat Grooms on Dec 22, 2019

  10. To me hes overated. I never got the appeal.

    By Pat Grooms on Dec 22, 2019

  11. I agree that Wes Montgomery was brilliant; so was Barney Kessel. My problem - and it’s mine - is that I can’t get into the jazz idiom both played in.

    Yes McLaughlin can be flash but so can Jeff Beck and Al di Meola and so could Hendrix.

    By The Watcher on Dec 24, 2019

  12. Thanks for this Terje Rypdal show. The mid 70s is probably his creative peak. Nice moody soundscapes with angular soloing from Mr Rypdal and Torbjörn Sunde - although they also do break into a groove occasionally. A definite Miles Davis influence can be heard at some points. Excellent sound quality.

    By zaar locust on Dec 26, 2019

  13. Some deep and beautiful music here from a true master. As for McLaughlin I have been an avid fan since “Turn It Over” (1970) and I have never seen him wearing ‘flashy clothes’. But actually Rypdal has often mentioned McLaughlin as one of his inspirations and one thing they have in common is that they are not only virtuoso guitarist but also great composers.

    By bodhi on Dec 26, 2019

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