Norwegian bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten exploded on the Scandinavian avant-garde jazz scene in the mid-'90s. By 2014, after his move to the US in 2006, he have become one of the hardest working bassists in jazz, constantly touring the globe and having appeared on more than 150 albums both as a sideman and as a leader.
Ingebrigt has been listed in the Downbeat Magazine’s 60th, 61st, 62nd and 63rd Annual Critics Poll as a Rising Star on both acoustic and electric bass, in the 63rd edition he was also listed as one of the most important electric bass players of today. His work with his own bands The Young Mothers and IHF Chicago Sextet, as well as with The Thing, Atomic, Free Fall, Scorch Trio, Sun Rooms, Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet and in duo formats with Joe McPhee, Evan Parker and Håkon Kornstad have put him at the center of a large pool of improvisers with strikingly different modes of operation.
Flaten has been showcased on several important international independent and major labels and collaborated and performed with acclaimed musicians such as James Blood Ulmer, Bugge Wesseltoft, Chick Corea, Yusef Lateef, Hilmar Jensson, Neneh Cherry, Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Peter Evans, Chris Corsano, Tristan Honsinger, Daniel Levin, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Andrew DeAngelo, Tony Malaby, Nasheet Waits, Jamie Saft, Joe Morris, Avreeayl Ra. Tyshawn Sorey, John Scofield, Dennis Gonzalez, John Christensen, Alvin Fielder, Chris Potter, Joe Lovano, Fred Anderson, Paul Lytton, Kidd Jordan, Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake, just to mention a few….. Ingebrigt is also the founder and artistic director of the festival Sonic Transmissions in Austin, Texas.
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