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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