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63rd Annual DownBeat International Critics Poll

The results from DownBeat 63rd Critics Poll was just announced, and even if its a pretty absurd thing overall and you can question why so many amazing players never get listed there; I would of course lie if I said I wasn’t happy to find my name among so many of my heros for both Electric and Acoustic bass. Thanks for the love, DownBeat!!! 🙂

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Sonic Transmissions program announcement


Festival dates summer 2015

Upcoming festival dates for Ingebrigt in Europe summer 2015;

– July 3rd, Kongsberg Jazzfestival, NO – with Lotte Anker, Pat Thomas, and Ståle Solberg
– July 4th, Kibneb Festival in Lensvik, NO – with IPA (Atle Nymo, Magnus Broo, Mattias Ståhl, and Håkon Mjåseth Johansen)
– July 4th, Antikvariatet in Trondheim, NO – with IPA
– July 7th, 5e, Copenhagen Jazzfestival, DK – with Lotte Anker and Gerald Clever
– July 8th, Jazzhouse, Copenhagen Jazzfestival, DK – with STINGRAY (Sture Ericson and Raymond Strid)
– July 9th, 5e, Copenhagen Jazzfestival, DK – with Lotte Anker and Sture Erickson Special Edition
– July 11th, Jazzhouse, Copenhagen Jazzfestival, DK – with THE THING
– July 15th, Teatret Vårt, Molde Jazzfestival, NO – with THE THING FEAT. JAMES BLOOD ULMER
– July 16th, Oppdal Kirke, Pilgrimsdagene, NO – with Gunvor Gustavsen and Andreas Bjørkås
– August 7th, Jazz Em Agosto, Lisbon, PT – with THE YOUNG MOTHERS
– August 27th, Jazzfest Willisau, CH – with ATOMIC
– August 28th, Jazzfest Saalfelden, AT –  with THE BUREAU OF ATOMIC TOURISM (Teun Verbruggen, Andrew D’Angelo, Magnus Broo, Jozef Dumoulin, and Hilmar Jensson)
– August 29th, Jazzfest Saalfelden, AT – with ATOMICIHF_by_Peter_Gannushkin-01

(photo by Peter Gannushkin)

Great review of the Rempis Percussion Quartet from Aftenposten

“Ingebrigt Flaten Håker has made a formidable contribution to the vitalization of Norwegian jazz during the last two decades. As a bassist in Element, The Thing, The Electrics and Atomic he have established a high quality on the map in Europe. He has also initiated collaboration with Central American musicians like Joe McPhee, Nate Wooley, Ken Vandermark, Joe Morris, Dave Rempis and Jeff Parker, all documented on first-class releases in Håker Flatens name. The Norwegian bassist live today in Austin, he figures on the annual critics lists in Downbeat and has gained a solid foothold in the American music scene.
The Rempis Percussion Quartet is one of the groups that build Ingebrigt Håker flat name in the US. The quartet is now in its eleventh year, and Håker Flaten joined in 2009, after living in Chicago a few years. The two drummers Tim Daisy and Frank Rosaly forms the backbone of the Quartet, and they cover a broad field. The roots goes down to African and Latin American traditions that give nutritions to intense, changing and complex expressions. Ingebrigt Flaten Håker stands in the middle of the field and charging the music with creative energy. His playing offers familiarity, but it holds primarily an openness that arouses interest.
Dave Rempis switching between alto, tenor and barrytonsaksofon and burn away the traces of Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler. I saw the quartet at Mir a year before these recordings were made at The Hungry Brain in Chicago, and as I remember the Oslo concert, I would say Cash-and-Carry sounds a lot more fresh and edgy. It is possible to say that The Rempis Percussion Quartet build a new floor in the high and lofty Chicago tradition where improvisation gives us the view and the music offers airy jumps.” – Arild R. Andersen


January and Ferbuary Update

hello everybody, there is a lot of good and exciting stuff happening this days and i wanted to share some of this with you.

just finished off a few gigs in LA and NY with a bunch of amazing players and I got some You Tube’s from the show at JACK in Brooklyn that ill post below, the tour was musically very very rewarding and hugely inspiring, thanks to Jeff Parker, Ted Byrnes, Kjell Nordeson, Bobby Bradford, John Herndon, Pascal Niggenkemper, Daniel Levin, Tony Malaby, Gerald Clever, Andrew D’Angelo and Nasheet Waits for their musicianship and great spirits!!!

Icepick, the new trio with me, Nate Wooley and Chris Corsano that just released our debut tape on the Austin ran label Astral Spirits got picked by Byron Coley’s for his top ten ‘size matters’ list of 2014:

Byron Coley

I’m bejond super-hounoured to anounce that I got picked by the website ‘s seventh annual International Critics Poll as the best electric bass player of 2014, and in what kinda company(?!?!), lists like this doesn’t make any sense of course but i can only be grateful and say thank you, it means a lot!!! best of 2014


And, one of my longest lasting collaborations, the Scandinavian group Atomic will release our 7th studio album this spring and will tour the US to support this release  in February:

Cover, tour dates


here’s the videos from JACK/Brooklyn, January 12th. 2015:

Pascal Niggenkemper and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Duo

Daniel Levin and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Duo -part 1

Daniel Levin and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Duo -part 2

Tony Malaby, Gerald Clever  and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Trio -part 1

Tony Malaby, Gerald Clever  and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Trio -part 2

thanks and check in for more soon!!! ingebrigt

West and East Coast

Im super stoked to announce a few upcoming gigs with some good old (and new) friends in Los Angeles and New York starting this coming Saturday (january 10th):

Sat 1/10 at 2pm @ Human Resources/Los Angeles – Trio with Jeff Parker & Ted Byrnes (double bill with Guillermo Brown and Fay Davis-Jeffers)

Sun 1/11 at 5pm @ The Pop-Hop/Los Angeles – Solos and duos with Kjell Nordeson

Mon 1/12 at 8:30pm @ JACK/Brooklyn – Improvisations with Pascal Niggenkemper, Daniel Levin, Tony Malaby and Gerald Clever

Wed 1/14 at 8:30pm @ Cornelia Street Cafe?new York – with Andrew D’Angelo Trio feat. Nasheet Waits




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