Ketil Bjørnstad made his debut with the Oslo Philharmonic in 1969, 16 years old, playing Bartók nr. 3. Listening to Miles Davis’ “In a silent way” made him want to create his own music. Thanks to the very lively milieu around the Oslo music spot “Club 7” in the seventies, he met with poets, painters, jazz-musicians, and was encouraged to find his own style.
Onthe first recording in 1973, called Åpning, he played with the drummer Jon Christensen for the first time. Jon was extremely important for Ketil, playing on three more albums, including the two The Sea albums for ECM. The meeting with Manfred Eicher (ECM) was also of big importance.
Among Ketil Bjørnstad’s most important musical influences are Bach, Ravel, Prokofiev, Stravinskij, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk and folk music.
02.De Glemte Ting
06.Det Finnes Hus
Bass – Arild Andersen
Drums – Jon Christensen
Electric Guitar – Jon Eberson
Piano, Electric Piano, Organ – Ketil Bjørnstad