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Ingebrigt Håker Flaten

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (b. 1971, Oppdal) – studied Jazz at the Music Consevatory in Trondheim, Norway (1992-1995) under the tutelage of bassplayer Odd Magne Gridseth. When one listens to the great bassists in modern jazz history, a striking thing (though it may not be immediately arrived at) is that greatness is reached through open-mindedness and diversity. William Parker, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Peter Kowald, Wilbur Ware, Bertram Turetsky, Buell Neidlinger – all of these bass players have embraced a lifestyle of playing all sorts of music and the breadth of each musicians’ technique is a testament to those experiences

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“With the deep, aggresive double bass of Ingebrigt Håker Flaten opening up the album with a sound that makes some bassists sound positively puny by comparison……” – Jazzwise Magazine “The Nordic bassist, exiled for a while in Austin, shows with this LP that in addition to being one of the best with the four strings at present, he is also a remarkable composer and arranger.” – Tomajazz “Delivered with a punk intensity you rarely hear any more, bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten held this rollercoaster of a band together, impressing even more later in the set when he switched to electric bass.” – Jazzwise Magazine “…appreciate the sheer breadth of Mr

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Discography

A Mothers Work Is Never Done

A Mothers Work Is...

Tektite Records
2014

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Live at Jazzfest Saalfelden

Live at Jazzfest...

Tektite Records
2013

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Now IS

Now IS

Clean Feed Records
2012

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Melaza

Rune Grammofon
2011

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Breaking the Mold

Clean Feed Records
2010

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