Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Daily best music in the world: RIP Jon Christensen

Dexter Gordon to Jon Christensen: “You’re not from Harlem, and you’re 20 years old – play how you feel!”

My brother, John Bishop, said this on Facebook: “He was the sound, aesthetic, time feel, phrasing, that defined [ECM's] world. Any drummer making an ECM album after him had to have him on their minds, otherwise it's very noticeable in the outcome. Like that Sonny video where he's having to try to live up to Sonny, all those artist's coming to ECM later had to adapt to Christensen's thing, even if he wasn't on the record! That's one powerful legacy...”

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