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Albums by Ingebrigt Håker Flaten / Håkon Kornstad

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten / Håkon Kornstad

Long term friendship materializing in a organic duo record mostly inspired by Ingebrigt's musical roots in Oppdal, Norway. The pieces are inspired by traditonal music he grew up with performed by his grandmother, Elise Flaten.

The duo work through the themes each of the pieces suggests to them - this is not straight-ahead interpretation of the mechanics of the musical notes, the melodies, the harmonies, the chordal structures: this is about the feeling, often spiritual, that each piece is embued with. The inclusion of Keith Jarret's "Death and The Flower" seems appropriate, and in this context, one could almost believe that it too had the same source as the rest of the music.

This album contains an emotional depth and warmth without even coming close to sentimentality: pure musical spirit.

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Live review Til Elise. Oslo Jazzfestival by allaboutjazz

"One of the revelations of the festival was the trio of Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (bass), Hakon Kornstad (reeds), and Jon Christensen (drums) playing free, floating jazz versions of religious folk songs that Flaten learned from his grandmother. Imagine a fast bass supporting a slow saxophone. Kornstad wafted simple melodic minor key rituals and then patiently, creatively pursued their implications, while Flaten ran ahead and Christensen lagged behind, scattering ambiguous murmuring accents.... Read more

Elise - Review

2009-08-27
review by The Wire (UK) Read more
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