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At first Rainbow sounds a bit safe. Beautiful music which takes no risks. But repeated listening reveals wonderful chords and passages of utmost intellect. He plays tuneful music, not because it's easy but because it's right. When I hear a seemingly simple line, suddenly he shocks me with one note which shouldn't be there. And then he doesn't repeat it, so I have to wait till next listening to find it, and then another note distracts me...I miss the one I was looking for... and so on...and, by the way, it sounds like a wonderful piano he plays on.


Born: 25 April 1952 in Oslo, Norway

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

A classically trained jazz pianist with a bent toward avant-garde improvised music, Ketil Bjørnstad is a well-known musician and writer in Europe. With his cerebral, atmospheric style that belies a palpable inner passion and an inclination toward genre-crossing compositions, Bjørnstad helped develop and popularize the "European jazz" aesthetic. He is also a writer and poet and has published over 30 works beginning with his 1972 poetry collection Alone. Born in Oslo, Norway, Bjørnstad studied classical...
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