In 1983, Terje returned to the States, enrolling at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. While at Berklee, he met and played with many young and talented musicians from around the world, including saxophonists Tommy Smith and Donny McCaslin and pianists Christian Jacob, Danilo Perez and Laszlo Gardony. He also took private lessons with the legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius in New York. Terje co-founded the acoustic jazz quartet Forward Motion with saxophonist Tommy Smith and released the recording "Progressions". He was also a member of the American jazz / world music group Full Circle, playing on their first two recordings for CBS Sony. In 1988, Terje was invited to California to work with Santana drummer Michael Shrieve, resulting in the recording Stiletto on RCA Novus which also featured Mark Isham on trumpet and Andy Summers and David Torn on guitars. After 7 years in the USA, Terje moved back to Norway in 1989, soon becoming a first call bassist on the creative Norwegian jazz scene. In 1995, he got a call to join Billy Cobham's group.
Terje played acoustic bass on two Cobham CDs, Nordic (1998) and Off Color (1999) on Eagle Records. In 1997, he started playing with Russian pianist Misha Alperin, recording two CDs, North Story and First Impression (featuring John Surman) on ECM. In 1998, he started the record label Resonant Music. Terje has released eight CDs as a leader, all on Resonant Music. As a sideman, he has played bass on more than 100 jazz recordings, including recordings by Billy Cobham, Michael Shrieve, Misha Alperin, Dag Arnesen, Roy Powell, Staffan William-Olsson and Ahmad Mansour. Terje is well known for over-dubbing multiple basses in some of his recordings. Selected discography As leader 1999: Hide and Seek (Resonant Music), feat. Billy Cobham 2002: Duality (Resonant Music) 2003: Interplay (Resonant Music), duo with Christian Jacob 2004: Small World (Resonant Music) 2005: Hope (Resonant Music), duo with Christian Jacob 2007: If Time Stood Still (Resonant Music), trio with Kenneth Ekornes & Bjørn Klakegg 2009: Oslo (Resonant Music), trio with Enrico Pieranunzi & Anders Kjellberg 2010: Azure (Resonant Music) 2011: Selected Works (Resonant Music) 2012: Spindrift (Resonant Music) 2013: Steppingstone (Resonant Music) Collaborations With Misha Alperin 1986: North Story (ECM Records), feat.
Arkady Shilkloper 1986: First Impression (ECM Records), feat. John Surman With Michael Shrieve 1989: Stiletto (RCA Novus) With Knut Værnes 1992: Admission For Guitars And Basses (Curling Legs), duo With Dag Arnesen Trio 1994: Movin' (Taurus Records), including Svein Christiansen 2004: Time Enough (Taurus Records), including Pål Thowsen 2007: Norwegian Song (Resonant Music) 2008: Norwegian Song 2 (Resonant Music) With Ahmad Mansour Trio 1995: Tumbleweed (Gorgone Productions) With Petter Wettre Quartet 1996: Pig Virus (Curling Legs) With Billy Cobham 1998: Nordic (Eagle Records) 1999: Off Color (Eagle Records) With Roy Powell Trio 2003: Solace (Nagel Heyer Records), including Jarle Vespestad Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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