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Name: Terje Rypdal  
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Date of Birth: 23rd August 1947
Place of Birth: Oslo, Norway
Profession: Composer
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Terje Rypdal (born 23 August 1947 in Oslo) is a Norwegian guitarist and composer. The distorted guitar tone he favors, frequently embellished with his use of volume swells, has more in common with rock music than with the cleaner sounds associated with jazz guitarists.

Starting out as a Hank Marvin-influenced rock guitarist, Rypdal turned towards jazz in 1968 and joined Jan Garbarek's group. He has often recorded with ECM, both jazz-oriented material and classical compositions (some of which don't feature Rypdal's guitar).

His collaborations as guitarist and composer with other ECM artists Ketil Bjornstad and David Darling in 90s are also noteworthy. In those compositions he found a way out of jazz and classical compositions to a modern and more avant-garde unique style.

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