Norwegian guitar-legend Terje Rypdal will make a rare appearance on June 27th at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge with his Crime Scene band. “Crime Scene bears eloquent testimony to Rypdal’s long voyage through blues, jazz, rock, and orchestral work, while providing further evidence suggesting that he is one of the most interesting electric guitarists of the last four decades.” popmatters.com
On 06/27/12 Terje Rypdal, will perform in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge with Palle Mikkelborg: trumpet, Ståle Storløkken: Hammond B-3 organ and Paolo Vinaccia: drums, sampling.
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Show Time: 7:30 PM
30$ day of the show
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Terje was born to a musical family on August 23rd, 1947 in Oslo, Norway. Terje studied guitar at age 12-13 (self-taught). He was a teen guitar hero in the group Vanguards (1962-7), which was a sort of Norwegian take on the British Shadows and the American Ventures. He planned on studying electrical engineering at the Technical University in Trondheim, Norway, but left to pursue a career in music. He studied musicology at the University of Oslo; he attended the Music Conservatory in Oslo (later named the Norwegian State Academy of Music) from 1970-2. He served as orchestra leader in the pit band of the Norwegian production of "Hair" back in 1970 or 1971. He studied composition under composer Finn Mortensen, with further study in composition under jazz composer George Russell. In fact, Terje performed with Russell and Garbarek from 1969-71, and released several albums with them (see discography). He also formed a band named Dream (1967-69), which was a blend of Hendrix-styled psychedelia and blue-eyed soul and power pop all-in-one; they released one album entitled "Get Dreamy". Terje's only recording released in his own name PRIOR to his to-be long association with Manfred Eicher's wonderful ECM label was entitled "Bleak House", and was a very interesting grab bag of all the many styles that Terje was to embrace later in his career (jazz, pop, contemporary composition, fusion, and even a bit of bossa nova thrown in!). Once married to actress/singer Inger Lise Rypdal. Was later married to Elin Kristin Rypdal (1988).
Some of his classical and contemporary composer influences were/are Mahler, Beethoven, Grieg, Debussy, Ligeti, Stockhausen, Penderecki, Mortensen, Nordheim, Rolf Wallin, Bjorn Fongard (invented the micro-interval guitar), and others. He is a member of the Norwegian Composers Guild.