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Topic: terje rypdal
Posted By: jean-marie
Subject: terje rypdal
Date Posted: February 04 2011 at 07:03
Any terje rypdal fans in here? i found so little reviews except by melotron storm , snob and easyliving, i'm amazed ,how can such a great musician be so much unknown?I only got the 8 first albums but what a fantastis music!! why is there so muuucch! about r fripp for instance and so little about rypdal,  i'm still wonderingUnhappy



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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: February 04 2011 at 07:39
Actually he hasn't exactly been ignored if you add up the reviews.  I notice that The Singles Collection was moved to compilations, but unless I'm mistaken it is not one but is just called The Singles Collection. LOL


Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: February 04 2011 at 07:47
LOLsingles? about rypdal? what a strange busyness!!Confused


Posted By: twosteves
Date Posted: February 04 2011 at 08:22
Love "After the Rain" the best--- listened to it endlessly when it came out and bought the CD several years ago and still like it.
Did not however follow his career as I did with others---


Posted By: presdoug
Date Posted: February 04 2011 at 10:00
Rypdal is hit or miss for me, but the two i have-the self-titled one from 1971 and 1974's What Comes After, his best record, work wonders for me, and have stood the test of time for me very well.
        He can be very abstract, and that is no problem with me, in fact, i love it (especially What Comes After) but that would render him innacessible for some.
           I also have the dvd  with him, Vitous and  Gurtu, and it is a  delight!
         Definitely  under-rated, in the grand scheme of things, and  should be focused on more than he is.


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Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: February 04 2011 at 10:35
Originally posted by jean-marie

i found so little reviews except by melotron storm , snob and easyliving,
 
Different Easy, it was our jazzman Easy Money.Wink


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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: February 04 2011 at 10:36
I only know "If Mountains Could Sing" which is really nice. I was thinking the other day that I should get more albums of him. He reminds me of Allan Holdsworth, although there are also a lot of differences with him.

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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: February 04 2011 at 14:25
Hi,
 
Goodness ... you have not been checking out on me lately! I like to say naughty things about some reviewers here that do not think that Terje Rypdal is progressive! I couldn't careless really ... the music is so much better than two thirds of the top ten listed here in my book! ... and in many ways this stuff is so much more progressive in spirit, that the top listings, many of which are just copies and the same rock music over and over again!
 
I've always said that any good "progressive" music collector has to do his/her homework on the ECM label ... and from Terje, there are a couple of things that should be picked up and enjoyed ... and the time and place that it was done is very important, as it is ... amazing to say the least.
 
EOS - with David Darling, in what is the best Chamber Music set of pieces that you would ever want to hear. Beware the first cut, which is outright a Robert Fripp thing, if there is such a thing ... everyone has a guitar and everyone can do it! But the rest ... well, most "progressive" and "prog" listeners are into their "style" so heavy, that they can not always enjoy weightless music that takes you away. And it helped a film win the Oscar for the Best Foreign Film at one time, which is more than one can say for most of the lounge lizard progressive music out there! ... ohhh btw ... this was done 20 years before Jeff Beck copied it on Roger's album!
 
ODYSSEY - Double LP at the time. Had some really nice and meandering long cuts. What caught my attention to listening to Terje was that Melody Maker had an advertising for a concert in London for Ash Ra Tempel ... and Terje Rypdal was the other act on it ... and you can rest assured that I was going to check that out! And what a treat!
 
I have about 6 or 7 other albums and have not listened to them a whole lot to say more about them.
 
There are a couple of clips of him playing on YouTube with a rock band, and it is not bad, but I am not sure that it shows his abilities to the best use, but they are nice.
 
Other than that, I can tell you that if I list the Top Ten albums of all time in "progressive" ... that the majority of the listing that we have won't be there ... but EOS will!
 
Another ECM album must have/listen ... Egberto Gismonti's No Caipira ... an incredible mix of everything and the kitchen sink that does Stravinsky and Villa Lobos proud ... and then Jan Garbarek's Eventyr, whose first piece went along Terje's in the film that won the Oscar.
 
I think it's all about the innovation in music and the desire to do something else, and new feelings and words and works ... and too much "prog" ... the only thing they have is ... right!
 
You already know 3 of my top ten!


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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: February 04 2011 at 15:54
Originally posted by presdoug


           I also have the dvd  with him, Vitous and  Gurtu, and it is a  delight!
         Definitely  under-rated, in the grand scheme of things, and  should be focused on more than he is.

I was so happy to get that DVD as I had never seen him live.  When I saw it was available and had Vitous and Gurtu, I had to have it.


Posted By: lucas
Date Posted: February 04 2011 at 16:29
atmospheric jazz. The typical ECM artist.

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Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: February 04 2011 at 17:37
Thank you everybody ,so i'm not alone traveling those great musical landscapesLOL


Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: February 04 2011 at 17:41
Originally posted by Easy Livin

Originally posted by jean-marie

i found so little reviews except by melotron storm , snob and easyliving,
 
Different Easy, it was our jazzman Easy Money.Wink
          oups!!! sorry!!Embarrassed


Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: February 04 2011 at 19:38
Maybe this will make your frowning poll smiley happy:
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My Rypdals are on the top two shelves of the far right wood grain unit:

These are what they are:
Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away
After the Rain
Waves
Descendre
Blue
Singles Collection, The
Undisonus
If Mountains Could Sing
Skywards
Lux Aeterna
Vossabrygg

I unfortunately lost a few of my LPs in a house flood that aren't in this collection.

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They are all new to me except for the one with Vitous and Gurtu as I have the whole DVD.


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Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: February 05 2011 at 05:40
You're the christmast father!! thank you very much!  the one from 68 is amazing but goodBig smile


Posted By: Dick Heath
Date Posted: February 08 2011 at 07:04
Originally posted by Slartibartfast

The Singles Collection was moved to compilations, 
 
Which baffoon did that without asking?


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Posted By: Svetonio
Date Posted: February 08 2011 at 07:13
For me, Descendre is his best LP. I love that early Rypdal phase, when ECM was fresh and bold.
Don't take me wrong, Rypdal is still great, but he's LPs, from late 70s and 80s, are something really awesome. It's the same thing with all ECM stars , that times were the best, IMO.


Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: February 08 2011 at 07:17
Originally posted by Dick Heath

Originally posted by Slartibartfast

The Singles Collection was moved to compilations, 
 
Which baffoon did that without asking?

What's really funny is that I reviewed it right after adding it to the correct location and mentioned in my review that it was a joke title. LOL  I am right on this am I not?  You'd be in the know as it were.

Not a high priority or I would have posted in E & O about it.  Someone not in the know was just trying to do a little clean up.


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Posted By: Dick Heath
Date Posted: February 08 2011 at 08:14
Originally posted by Slartibartfast

Originally posted by Dick Heath

Originally posted by Slartibartfast

The Singles Collection was moved to compilations, 
 
Which baffoon did that without asking?

What's really funny is that I reviewed it right after adding it to the correct location and mentioned in my review that it was a joke title. LOL  I am right on this am I not?  You'd be in the know as it were.

Not a high priority or I would have posted in E & O about it.  Someone not in the know was just trying to do a little clean up.
 
It is Terje Rypdal's joke - remember at the time of this album's release he was second only to AHa wrt sales in Norway - and AHa's sales were on the basis of singles......... but that is a very loose connection.  You're right, TR never released any singles as far as I'm aware - so a mickey-take on those who don't know.


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Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: February 08 2011 at 12:11
rypdal had a band called dream with shorter tracks in the beginnings but not realy singlesLOL


Posted By: Blue Effect
Date Posted: February 12 2011 at 01:20
I love that Esoteric Circle LP from around '70 or so on Flying Dutchman. I had a ECM double LP awhile ago that wasn't bad, I forget the name of it. He was sitting on the tailgate of a van on the cover, if I recall correctly.


Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: February 12 2011 at 17:41
Originally posted by Blue Effect

I love that Esoteric Circle LP from around '70 or so on Flying Dutchman. I had a ECM double LP awhile ago that wasn't bad, I forget the name of it. He was sitting on the tailgate of a van on the cover, if I recall correctly.
               this double album is odissey, it's wellknown but not the best one IMO though i like it


Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: February 12 2011 at 21:16
I had that one in LP, but yeah there are better ones in his discography.

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Posted By: Blue Effect
Date Posted: February 12 2011 at 21:26
Originally posted by jean-marie

Originally posted by Blue Effect

I love that Esoteric Circle LP from around '70 or so on Flying Dutchman. I had a ECM double LP awhile ago that wasn't bad, I forget the name of it. He was sitting on the tailgate of a van on the cover, if I recall correctly.
               this double album is odissey, it's wellknown but not the best one IMO though i like it
Thank you, yes, that's the one. There was one side-long spacey/funk piece that I particularly liked on it.


Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: February 13 2011 at 17:10
the longest track is tittled rolling stone, you can find like tracks on the eponyme album and on what comes after


Posted By: Blue Effect
Date Posted: February 13 2011 at 21:08
Originally posted by jean-marie

the longest track is tittled rolling stone, you can find like tracks on the eponyme album and on what comes after
I'll check that out. Thanks!


Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: June 16 2011 at 09:07
Got two more Rypdal albums, Skywards which is kind of Descendre follow up, beautiful and Crime Scene, a live one but until today i didn't manage to listen to it from start to finish, a bit too much free to my taste with a lot of sampling....


Posted By: Kosmonaut
Date Posted: June 18 2011 at 10:49
Originally posted by jean-marie

rypdal had a band called dream with shorter tracks in the beginnings but not realy singlesLOL

He released alot of singles with his first band 'The Vanguards'.


Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: June 18 2011 at 10:52
Originally posted by Kosmonaut

Originally posted by jean-marie

rypdal had a band called dream with shorter tracks in the beginnings but not realy singlesLOL

He released alot of singles with his first band 'The Vanguards'.  didn't know about that


Posted By: Kosmonaut
Date Posted: June 18 2011 at 13:07
The Vanguards are one of the most famous norwegian bands from that era (60's), and they were supposedly amazing live. After warming up for Herman's Hermits on one of the latter's concerts on their Scandinavia tour in 67, Herman's Hermits almost didn't dare to enter the scene because The Vanguards had been so great. ^^


Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: June 18 2011 at 14:44
Originally posted by Kosmonaut

The Vanguards are one of the most famous norwegian bands from that era (60's), and they were supposedly amazing live. After warming up for Herman's Hermits on one of the latter's concerts on their Scandinavia tour in 67, Herman's Hermits almost didn't dare to enter the scene because The Vanguards had been so great. ^^
SmileAmazing story



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