Rare Terje Rypdal Trio in 1973. Whatever happened to Sveinung Hovensgo? SIx-string Fender bass ala Jack Bruce, really cheap Seventies Gibson SG with an aftermarket Bigsby. Amazing stuff, even though the tuning goes south towards the end.
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Summer is festival season, so here is the fourth installment of the Guitar Moderne Festival.
We start off with Part 5 of an amazing grouping from 1994 of Terje Rypdal, Billy Cobham, and Victor Bailey. Possibly the most burning visual Rypdal ever recorded.
Terje Rypdal may not be very well known among the current crop of American electric guitarists but for players of-a-certain-age, including Jeff Beck, David Torn, Bill Frisell, Andy Summers, and Nels Cline, he is something of an icon. You can get the full story in Barry Cleveland’s terrific Guitar Player interview.
(Not LPR) Great trio with Rypdal father and son
Last night at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge was the only the third time Terje Rypdal has performed in the United States over a career that spans six decades. A fan for most of that career, I was unfortunately out of town the first two times. There was no way I was going to miss this one, especially up close and personal in a 250-seat club.