32nd Vilnius Jazz Festival. 16-20 October, 2019

Murray / Håker Flaten / Nilssen-Love


David Murray - tenor sax, bass clarinet
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten - double bass
Paal Nilssen-Love - drums

This is an exceptional meeting of David Murray with Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love. They toured Europe for the first time in May 2019, using older and brand new compositions by David Murray, and also people like Yusef Lateef, Butch Morris and even Aretha Franklin, as starting points of ferocious improvisations.

Few musicians in jazz history have proven more vigorously productive and resourceful than David Murray. As a tenor saxophonist, he has perfected an instantly recognizable approach to improvisation that even in its freest flights acknowledges the gravity of a tradition he honors more than most.

Paal Nilssen-Love and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, best know from The Thing, have played together since 1992 and have become known as Norway’s heaviest rhythm-section.

Loosely based on compositions by all three members and others, the music of the trio is as intense, energetic and exciting as may be expected from musicians with such rich and diverse musical backgrounds.

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