New duo releseas!

Im really proud to announce two new duo recordings with some extraordinary saxophone players; Joe McPhee (Poughkeepsie/New York) and Remi Alvarez (Mexico City). You can download or stream the music from both records here.

Joe McPhee/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten “Brooklyn DNA” (www.cleanfeed-records.com)

- The duo with Joe McPhee “Brooklyn DNA” is the follow-up of the duo’s acclaimed first CD release  “Blue Chicago Blue”:

This is music about, and coming from, Brooklyn, known for its large community of musicians. Particularly, about a period of local history which coincides with the history of jazz, going from the Fourties to the Sixties. Brooklyn jazz was frequently ofuscated by all the activity happening on the other side of the river, but its own dynamics was – and still is – very special. The club Putnam Central, where Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie used to play, is remembered by the free jazz legend Joe McPhee and the much younger Norwegian expatriate Ingebrigt Haker Flaten. “Crossing the Bridge”, the first track, is an allusion to “The Bridge”, by the great Sonny Rollins. “Here and Now” is McPhee’s and Flaten’s answer to the question put by Don Cherry on one of his most celebrated recordings, “Where is Brooklyn?”. So, what you’ll find in “Brooklyn DNA” is, at the same time, a tribute and a connective ritual with a specific tradition. After hearing this, you’ll understand better what was, is and will be Brooklyn’s jazz continuum…

Remi Alvarez/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten “First Duet Live” (JaZt Tapes – www.janstrom.se)

- The duo with Remi Alvarez is a great document of our first meeting. Recorded at the “No Idea festival” in San Antonio/Texas, on January 14th, 2010. Remi Alvarez, a key-figure of the amazing creative music-scene of Mexico City, is a soulful saxophonist that deserves a whole lot more attention on the international circuit! The music speaks for itself.

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