Ingebrigt Håker Flaten [NO]

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten - double bass
Mette Rasmussen - saxophone
Jonathan Horne - guitar
Joakim Rainer Petersen - piano
Olaf Olsen - drums
Erik K. Pedersen - trumpet
Karl Hjalmar Nyberg - saxophone

(Exit) Knarr was formed in 2019, when Ingebrigt Håker Flaten had the great honor of writing the prestigious commissioned piece for Vossa Jazz 2020. The COVID pandemic made it impossible to carry out Vossa Jazz as planned both in 2020 and in 2021. The music was finally premiered at Vossa Jazz on Sept 26th 2021 in connection with the release of the album on ODIN Records.

A Knarr is the type of ship that was built in Scandinavia around year thousand and was used to sail the world – just as Ingebrigt Håker Flaten traveled the world driven by his musical adventures. (Exit) Knarr is a homage to the different places he visited, each song capturing the spirit of cities like Austin, Trondheim and Amsterdam.

(Exit) Knarr came together after the pandemic forced Håker Flaten to move back to his native county Norway. A commission by Vossa Jazz festival created an opportunity to gather a group of fantastic Scandinavian musicians he had long wanted to work with.

(Exit) Knarr is a musical plethora that draws from the bassist’s extensive background across different genres and traditions built up over a long career. The music draws as much inspiration from jazz and avant garde as from world music and psychedelic rock.The music was premiered at Vossa Jazz in September 2021 in connection with the release of the album on ODIN Records. Artwork by renowned painter Lars Elling.

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