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Jon Christensen

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: March 20, 1943    

Jon Christensen

Jon Christensen over the past thirty years, the Norwegian drummer has played drums and percussion on fully fifty-five releases from the esteemed German jazz label.

Jon elaborates on beats: “You could go to a jazz club Tuesday at 8:00 and play just one tap on the cymbal, then come back to the club exactly one week later and play one more cymbal hit. People would think the two events have nothing in common. But that is a beat.”

Well, that might not wash in Nashville, but it's certainly worked its magic for a host of ECM artists. “If I'm playing with a band in 4/4 in a medium tempo,” Jon explains, “and I feel like loosening up a bit, I could go out of tempo or stop altogether”but I always know exactly where I am. I'm just not marking the 1 or setting up the bridge with a fill. I always try to avoid that. Instead, I try to play in waves.”...
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  • Rarum XX: Selected Recordings

    ECM Records
    2004

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