Ketil Bjørnstad

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Ketil Bjørnstad (born 25 April 1952 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian pianist, composer and author. Initially trained as a classical pianist, Bjørnstad discovered jazz at an early age and has embraced the emergence of "European jazz".

He is an artist on the ECM record label, but has also published some 20 books (predominantly novels) and a number of poetry and essay collections.

He has collaborated with other ECM artists, including cellist David Darling, drummer Jon Christensen, and guitarist Terje Rypdal.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1978 Leve Patagonia Ketil Bjørnstad 5 1
1980 Tidevann Ketil Bjørnstad 1
1993 Water Stories Ketil Bjørnstad 1
1995 The Sea Ketil Bjørnstad, David Darling, Terje Rypdal & Jon Christensen 1
1997 The River Ketil Bjørnstad & David Darling 2
1998 The Sea II Ketil Bjørnstad, David Darling, Terje Rypdal & Jon Christensen 1
2000 Epigraphs Ketil Bjørnstad & David Darling 1
2000 Pianology Ketil Bjørnstad 1
2000 Prelude Ketil Bjørnstad 1
2001 Before the Light Ketil Bjørnstad 1
2002 New Life Ketil Bjørnstad 1
2003 The Nest Ketil Bjørnstad 1
2004 Seafarer's Song Ketil Bjørnstad 1
2005 Floating Ketil Bjørnstad 1
2007 Devotions Ketil Bjørnstad 1
2008 The Light: Songs of Love and Fear Ketil Bjørnstad 1
2009 The Rainbow Ketil Bjørnstad 1
2010 Remembrance Ketil Bjørnstad, Tore Brunborg & Jon Christensen 1
2011 Early Piano Music Ketil Bjørnstad 1
Odyssey Ketil Bjørnstad 1
The Bach Variations Ketil Bjørnstad 1
The River I - XII Ketil Bjørnstad 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2001 Grace Live Ketil Bjørnstad 1
2008 Life in Leipzig Live Ketil Bjørnstad & Terje Rypdal 1
2013 La Notte Live Ketil Bjørnstad 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 The Shadow Ketil Bjørnstad 1
Reisetid Ketil Bjørnstad 1

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