R.I.P. Jon Christensen (March 20, 1943 – February 18, 2020)

Drummer Jon Christensen passed away last week at the age of 76. He’s closely associated with ECM records, having recorded 55¬† sessions for them beginning with Jan Garberek’s Africa Pepperbird¬†in 1970. I wanted to pull together some of my favorite Christensen recorded performances beginning with something from his pre-ECM days, a 1963 session with Norwegian singer Karin Krog with her original lyrics on a standard made popular in the jazz world by John Coltrane.

 

 

 

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