b. 20 March 1943, Oslo, Norway. Christensen earned the Norwegian Jazz Beginner Competition at age 17 and shortly became the standard drummer behind going to American musicians. Going back 2 decades he provides pursued two concurrent musical professions. On the worldwide jazz celebration circuit he provides played with performers as mixed as Dexter Gordon, Gary Burton, Sonny Rollins, Terje Rypdal and Stan Getz. Nevertheless, perhaps moreover, he is among the most central drummer within the impressionist Western european style seen as a the ECM Information label, drumming for Keith Jarrett’s Western european Quartet, Eberhard Weber’s Colors, and Jan Garbarek’s Quartet. Voted #1 1 drummer with the Polish mag Jazz Community forum from 1973-84, Christensen continues to be perhaps one of the most flexible jazz drummers around.