Life in Leipzig

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Life in Leipzig
Life in Leipzig.jpg
Live album by
Ketil Bjørnstad
& Terje Rypdal
Released 2008
Recorded October 14, 2005
Genre Chamber jazz
Length 53:53
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Ketil Bjørnstad chronology
Life In Leipzig
The Light

Life in Leipzig is a live album by Norwegian pianist Ketil Bjørnstad and guitarist Terje Rypdal recorded in 2005 and released on the ECM label in 2008.[1]


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars stating "What a contender this record is for one of 2008's finest recordings, and what a solid entry it is in the catalogs of both men".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ketil Bjørnstad except as indicated
  1. «The Sea V» (8:01)
  2. «The Pleasure Is Mine, I'm Sure» (5:28)
    Composed by Terje Rypdal
  3. «The Sea II» (7:29)
  4. «Flotation and Surroundings» (6:42)
  5. «Easy Now» (4:35)
    Composed by Terje Rypdal
  6. «Notturno (Fragment)» (1:01)
    Composed by Edvard Grieg
  7. «Alai's Room» (1:38)
  8. «By the Fjord» (3:06)
  9. «The Sea IX» (5:23)
  10. «Le Manfred/Foran Peisen» (5:10)
    Composed by Terje Rypdal
  11. «The Return Of Per Ulv» (5:20)
    Composed by Terje Rypdal
  • Recorded live by MDR, October 14, 2005 during the Leipziger Jazztage.



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed October 21, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed October 21, 2011