Tuesday, Jan 16th, 2018
After two increadible weeks of new musics and great adventures with G.I.G.A.N.T.E. throughout beautiful Mexico, I arrived to a freezing cold Amsterdam this morning. I have to admit that was a bit harsh change of environment! But it’s equally exciting to start another tour with a new freewheeling quartet with some of my favorite improvisers today; Teun Verbruggen, Nate Wooley and Jozef Dumoulin. We kicked it off with a dramatically dynamic set at De Ruimte tonite, the music was flowing freely in multiple directions and I cannot wait to continue to explore further with this new band. After deeply enjoying the sounds of fantastic Marta Warelis Trio we’re now on our way to Brussels which will be the headquarter for the next 5 Belgium gigs!! It’s been a very long day and I’m looking much forward to sleep laying down for more than a couple of hours but the energy is still popping. Here’s to music!!!!
Friday, Jan 12th, 2018
Just ended some incredible deep and inspiring sound explorations with magicians German Bringas and Gibrán Andrade! So happy i brought my chinese lady tied up with 12 goats to Mexico City! Look out for this trio album coming out ‘somewhere’ hopefully in the near future! No hay pedo!!
Wednesay, Jan 10th, 2018
Mexico City, you’re very good to me, I’m so happy to be back!! Yesterday we played for a packed house at Bucareli 69, thanks a ton to Jeronimo Garcia Naranjo for setting up the show at this awesome venue, it was totally amazing to see the enthusiasm and support from such a diverse crowd!! So inspiring!!! Thanks to Gibrán Andrade, Tavo Nanda, German Bringas, Misha Marks, Carlos Alegre and Jacob Wick for making it such a special night!! The music was on fire!! Off to Queretaro and MOSER CAFÉ today with GIGANTE before we return to Mexico City for two more shows at CASA FRANCA and Zinco Jazz Club tomorrow and Friday! Life is good!!
Sunday, Jan 7th, 2018
A million thanks to Jorge Caradura Dau and The Jazz Foundation in Puerto Vallarta for hosting 4 nights of Gigante and to give us a chance to work on some new music by Todd and Santiago (with a brand new band)!! It’s a rare opportunity to be able to do this kinda things these days, and this band rocks, it’s a privilege to play with Todd Clouser, Santiago Botero and Jorge Servin Rivera!!! Also what an amazing place!! …remember I’m norwegian alright! We got a Sunday matinee concert at Casitas Maraika Beach Club tomorrow before heading to Mexico City, I highly recommend you come!!
Monday, Jan 1st, 2018
YES YES YES!! 2018 is ON and I’m feeling pretty stoked to be starting it off by going to Mexico for the two first weeks to play a few gigs around the country (with a brand new and exciting group; GIGANTE w/ Todd Clouser, Jorge Servin Rivera and Santiago Botero)!! We will get the chance to finetune a book of songs, a brew of Tropicalia, Cumbia and Psych Dance (!!) inspired musics, over 5 nights in Puerto Vallarta before we hit Queretaro, Mexico City and Cholua. Thanks to Todd Clouser for organizing and setting up this tour. I’m also very happy to be doing a night of improvised music in Mexico City with some of my great friends and fantastic improvisers there; Gibrán Andrade, German Bringas, Tavo Nanda, Jacob Wick, Carlos Alegre and Misha Marks! After Mexico ill be going straight back to EU for an album release tour (‘Walters First’ on Rat Records) with another new band with amazing Teun Verbruggen, Nate Wooley and Jozef Dumoulin!! Thanks a ton to Teun for making this happening!! l’ll end this month back in Austin at the Me-Mer-Mo Monday series at Volstead in a(NOTHER new) band with Lisa Cameron and Adam Busch!! This year couldn’t possibly get off to a better start!!!
Friday, Dec 29th, 2017
Tour dates for Winter/Spring 2018 ::
3rd – GIGANTE (w/ Todd Clouse, Jorge Servin and Santiago Botero) Jazz Foundation, Puerto Vallarta, MX
4th – GIGANTE, Jazz Foundation, Puerto Vallarta, MX
5th – GIGANTE, Jazz Foundation, Puerto Vallarta, MX
6th – GIGANTE, Jazz Foundation, Puerto Vallarta. MX
7th – GIGANTE, Maraika Beach Club, Puerto Vallarta. MX
9th – Double bill with Gibran Andrade and German Bringas + Gustavo Nandayapa, Jacob Wick and Misha Marks, Bucareli 69, Mexico City, MX
10th – GIGANTE, Moser Café, Queretaro, MX
11th – GIGANTE, Casa Franca, Mexico City, MX
12th – GIGANTE, Zinco Jazz Club, Mexico City, MX
13th – GIGANTE, Jazzatlan, Cholua, MX
15th – w/Teun Verbruggen, Nate Wooley and Jozef Dumoulin, De Ruimte, Amsterdam, NE
16th – w/Teun Verbruggen, Nate Wooley and Jozef Dumoulin, Hotclub, De Gand, Gand, BE
17th – w/Teun Verbruggen, Nate Wooley and Jozef Dumoulin, Koer, Gand, BE
18th – w/Teun Verbruggen, Nate Wooley and Jozef Dumoulin, Option, Charleroi, BE
19th – w/Teun Verbruggen, Nate Wooley and Jozef Dumoulin, Concerve, Leuven, BE
20th – w/Teun Verbruggen, Nate Wooley and Jozef Dumoulin, Walter, Brussels, BE
29th – w/Lisa Cameron and Adam Busch, Me Mer Mo Mondays at Volstead, Austin
12th – Atomic, Sala Rossa, Montreal, CA
13th – Atomic, TBA, Hamilton, CA
14th – Atomic, Hallwalls, Buffalo, US
15th – Atomic, Bop Stop, Cleveland, US
16th – Atomic, Constellation, Chicago, US
17th – Atomic, Constellation, Chicago, US
20th – Atomic, Beerland, Austin, US
21st – Atomic, Creative Music Guild, Portland, US
22nd – Atomic, Earshot Jazz, Seattle, US
23rd – Atomic, TBA, Kelowna, CA
24th – Atomic, Ironworks, Vancouver, CA
1st – SONIC TRANSMISSIONS PRESENTS, Beerland, Austin, TX
9th – w/Jaime Branch, Dave Rempis and Tollef Østvang, Arts Acts, st Johann, AU
10th – w/Jaime Branch, Dave Rempis and Tollef Østvang, Antwerp, BE
11th – w/Jaime Branch, Dave Rempis and Tollef Østvang, FRI FORM, Trondheim, NO
13th – w/Jaime Branch, Dave Rempis and Tollef Østvang, Blow Out, Oslo, NO
15th – w/Jaime Branch, Dave Rempis and Tollef Østvang, Tolga, NO
17th – The Thing, TBA, Bogota, CO
18th – The Thing, TBA, Bogota, CO
19th – The Thing, TBA, Bogota, CO
21st – The Thing, Constellation, Chicago, US
22nd – The Thing, New Music Circle, St Louis, US
24th – The Thing, Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN
27th – BIC (w/Julien Deprez, Mette Rasmussen and Mads Forsby), Banlieues Bleues, Paris, FR
28th – BIC, La Malterie, Lille, FR
29th – BIC, Le Periscope, Lyon, FR
7th – The Thing, Rewire festival, The Hague, NL
8th – The Thing with James ‘Blood’ Ulmer, Ruhrjazz festival, Bochum, DE
9th – The Thing, Stadtgarten, Cologne, DE
10th – The Thing, Maschinenhaus, Berlin, DE
12th – The thing, Stanser Musik Tage, Stans, CH
19th – SONIC TRANSMISSIONS PRESENTS, Sahara Lounge, Austin, TX
10th – Atomic, TBA, Umeå, SE
11th – Atomic, Trondheim Jazzfestival, Trondheim, NO
12th – Atomic, Herr Nilsen, Oslo, NO
17th – The Young Mothers, TBA, Dallas, US
18th – The Young Mothers, TBA, Houston, US
19th – The Young Mothers, Austin Jukebox, Beerland, Austin, US
20th – The Young Mothers, The North Door, Austin, US
22nd – The Young Mothers, TBA, NYC, US
23rd – The Young Mothers, TBA, NYC, US
26th – The Young Mothers, Kerava Jazz Festival, Kerava, FI
31st – The Young Mothers, Blå, Oslo, NO
1st – The Young Mothers, USF Verftet, Nattjazz Festival, Bergen, NO
8th – The Young Mothers, NOVARA Jazz Festival, IT
9th – The Young Mothers, NOVARA Jazz Festival, IT
10th – The Young Mothers, NOVARA Jazz Festival, IT
12th – The Young Mothers, Suoni Per Il Popolo, Montreal, CA
14th – SONIC TRANSMISSIONS PRESENTS, Barracuda, Austin, TX
26th – July 3rd – The Thing + Colin Stetson Trio EU Tour
Thursday, Dec 28th, 2017
Portrett interju i OPP.NO
Thursday, Dec 28th, 2017
Time Machine on several Austin ‘Best Of’ lists!
I’m psyched to find my solo album ‘Time Machine’ on some of the best of Austin albums 2017 lists, very honored to be considered in such great company. Thanks for the love from Austin Chronicle!!
Top 100 Austin Albums of 2017 (#50) : https://www.austinchronicle.com/…/playback-top-100-austin-…/
Top 10 Austin Albums of 2017 (#2 by Michael Toland) : https://www.austinchronicle.com/…/top-10-austin-albums-of-…/
Sunday, Dec 24th, 2017
Village Songs DN Review
Takk for fine ord for ‘Village Songs’ fra DN og Audun Vinger!!
Friday, Dec 22nd, 2017
Sonic Transmissions Presents program announcement
Holy, it’s soon Christmas and I am very happy and proud to announce the program for the next year Sonic Transmissions Festival. This year I have teamed up with my good friend Nate Cross (founder of Astral Spirits Records) to curate and create a series that we’ve called ‘2018 Sonic Transmissions Presents’, and we will bring a bunch of amazing artists from across the US next to a strong and innovative lineup of local Austin-based acts. The series are co-presented with our good friends at Self Sabotage Records, Friends of Epistrophy Arts and Astral Spirits.
Find more info and grab your early-bird-specials here : www.sonictransmissions.com
Monday, Dec 18th, 2017
Village Songs release
Back in Austin and i’m so proud to announce that ‘Village Songs – Den Signede Dag’ – based on religious hymns and folk songs from my home village, Oppdal just got released by the Norwegian record label Heilo!! The album includes some absolutely beautiful singing and playing by Gunvor Gustavsen, Andreas Bjørkås, Jonathan F Horne, Bob Hoffnar, Daniel Dufour, William Sterling Steffen + a very special guest performance by Joe McPhee!
The original trio with my great friends and amazing folk musicians from Oppdal; Gunvor and Andreas, was recorded during the summer of 2016 by Jørn Hoel and Olav J Hoel, and then with the incredible expertise of Chico Jones we lay’ed down the Austin part of the session this September!
I’ve been working on the these mesmerizing hymns for a while now and I’m beyond happy to finally see the music getting out there in it’s full incarnationl! A very special thanks goes out to Gunvor, Tore Fagerhaug and Erik Viken who helped me collect the songs for this project!! There’s so much more to say about this but you can listen and find more info if you go to my Bandcamp page (link below), please check it out!!
AND, a very limited edition of 20 copies (for $25 incl. shipping in the US) are available now directly from me if you PM me herel Woah, christmas came early!!!! 😊
Verbruggen, Dumouln, Wooley, Håker Flaten 4tet “Walter First’ LP Release!
For sale at www.ratrecords.biz.
Jozef Dumoulin (Piano), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (double bass), Nate Wooley (trumpet) and Teun Verbruggen (drums) a free improvised session at Jazz Middelheim! Mixed by Richard Comte and artwork Wannes Lecompte Lay out Peter Verbruggen. We’ll be touring in January!
Saturday, Dec 16th, 2017
After exactly (to the day!) a month on the road (and having my spirit filled up with so much good music and the feeling of being blessed by all the awesome musicians I’m so grateful to be working with, and all the great people that I meet on my way ❤️🎶❤️), I’m finally en-route back to Austin.
And, I’m not complaining, I’m just making it public, some might find it amusing… And ok, I might be a little bored too…. ANYWAYS, here’s my schedule for my last two days before arriving home tomorrow night (I’m now by point number 7 and feeling hopeful that I’l make it alive!!).
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Saturday, December 16th
1. 17:30 – Pick up at hotel
2. 18:00 – 19:00 :: Dinner (*1)
3. 20:00 – 22:00 :: Concert, two sets (*2)
4. 22:15 – 22:35 :: Drive from venue to train
5. 22:45 – 23:18 :: Langenthal-Aarau by train
6. 23:24 – 23:52 :: Aaraou-Zürich by train
Sunday, December 17th
7. 00:20 – 01:37 :: Zürich-Chur by train
8. 02:51 – 06:20 :: Chur-Munchen by buss
9. 07:00 – 07:45 :: Train to the airport
10. 11:30 – 14:35 (+8 hours) :: Munich-Denver with Lufthansa
11. 15:59 – 19:09 :: Denver-Austin with United
And by revealing all this sensitive information I do understand that some might ask why the heck I do this and why I didn’t just book my return from Zurich? PLEASE DON’T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*1 :: I needed to mention the Dinner cause it’s probably the last ‘good’ meal I’ll have in a couple of days and because I’ve been so lucky to been taken care of over the last three days by the amazing Hildegard and Walter that run the residency at Bau 4 in Altburon, an amazing place and absolutely beautiful couple that do some incredible work for the arts and creative music!! THANKS!!!
*2 :: I needed to mention the Concert cause I’ve been so lucky to been workin with the great ILOG (Oliver Steidle and Ignaz Schick) over the last three days, and the concert was Kick-ass!! Which again generated so much good energy that it will make this whole return trip just feel like peanuts!!! THANKS!!!
Point made! It’s just another Saturday night, life’s a trip and I’ll be home for Christmas!!!
Jo, det ble plass til en neddempet versjon av «O helga natt», men her var ingen ihjelsungne julesvisker, rutinefremført av omreisende Oslo-artister.
Derimot lokale julesanger – og folketoner formidlet med en ekthet og skarp tilstedeværelse, etter en tøff jazzifisering på ferden mellom Oppdal og Austin, Texas.
Jazzbassisten Ingebrigt Håker Flaten kunne fornøyd åpne en forsendelse med ferske CDer før kveldens konsert, og publikum fikk høre tre av sangene som har fått plass på samarbeidsprosjektet mellom ham, Andreas Bjørkås og kveldens konsertregissør, Gunvor Fagerhaug Gustavsen.
Hun hadde komponert konserten «Jul i jazz og folketoner» der det var plass for alt fra Åge Aleksandersen og Ida Jenshus nydelige og underkjente vise «Det du aldri sa», til flotte, lokale bidrag som Kjell Arve Husby og Gjert Kristian Øhrns fine «Vi venter». Julesangene gled ubemerket over i jazzimprovisasjon der Ingebrigt Håker Flaten kastet seg i angrep på kontrabassen – kroppen og bassen går i ett når oppdalingen kryper ned og vekselvis slår løs og kjæler med strengene.
Døtrene Øyunn og Margit viste at eplet ikke faller langt fra stemmen, deres fine «Høgtid» var like fint fremført nå som under Setrom-konserten.
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten har på elegant vis smeltet de gamle, lokale folketonene sammen med hektende bassbeat, hvem hadde trodd det skulle svinge slik det gjorde av «Saligheten er oss nær», i en folketoneversjon som Inge Krokann i sin tid sang.
– Totalt tidløst, mente Ingebrigt Håker Flaten om det musikalske møtet mellom norske folketoner og moderne jazz slik det fremstår på den ferske plata som bassisten måtte signere mange av etter konserten.
Det er ikke rart, i denne søte førjulstid ble desserten til slutt sangen bestemor Margit og far Tore sang for lille Gunvor på sengekanten, «Visse lulle spede», umerkelig iblandet «Jesus styr du mine tanker».
Og selvsagt fikk vi «Mitt hjerte alltid vanker» før ekstranummeret – og da var det bare å smile seg hjem for de nærmere 150 som aldri vil angre at de fikk med seg nettopp denne konserten.
Det blir ikke særlig mye mer stemningsfullt enn dette en desemberkveld.
Og fritt etter den danske salmedikteren Hans Adolph Brorson på 1700-tallet:
Saligheten var oss nær.
Hi there, its been a while! Just wanted to announce my touring schedule for this fall, so much good stuff happening this coming months. Please check out the full schedule below. And stay put for a new and updated website coming very soon!!! Music Music Music!!!
Wed 23 – Quartet BIC (with Julien Desprez, Mette Rasmussen, Mads Forsby) :: Meteo Festival, Mulhouse, France
Thu 24 – Incertum Principium (with Edward Perraud, Aymeric Avice, Benjamin Dousteyssier) :: Meteo Festival, Mulhouse, France
Fri 25 – Ryley Walker Band (with Frank Rosaly, Bill MacKay and LeRoy Bach)
:: The Musician, Leicester, UK
Sat 26 – Ryley Walker Band :: Sea Change Festival, Totnes, UK
Sun 27 – Ryley Walker Band :: The Band Room, Farndale, UK
Mon 28 – Ryley Walker Band :: Stereo, Glascow, UK
Tue 29 – Ryley Walker Band :: St. Mary’s, Chester, UK
Wed 30 – Ryley Walker Band :: Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, UK
Thu 31 – Ryley Walker Band :: Mama Rou’x, Birmingham, UK
Fri 1 – Ryley Walker Band :: End of the Road Festival, Lamar Tree Gardens, UK
Sat 2 – Atomic :: U-Jazz Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
Sun 3 – Ryley Walker Band :: Into The Great Wide Open Festival, Vieland, NL
Sat 9 – Duo with Dennis Gonzalez :: Cafe Creme, Austin TX
Thu 14 – Time Machine (album release for Self Sabotage Records) :: Barracuda/Sonic Transmissions III, Austin TX
Sat 16 – Black Unity Ensemble :: Kenny Dorham’s Backyard/Sonic Transmissions III, Austin TX
Sun 24 – Atomic :: ELNICHO en Aural 17, CASA del Lago – Mexico DF
Tue 26 – Atomic :: Pizza jazz cafe (double bill with Remi Alvarez Trio) – Mexico DF
Wed 27 – Atomic :: Zinco jazz club – Mexico DF
Sat 30 – Atomic :: Instantes Sonores at Domus Artis – Buenos Aires
Wed 4 – Atomic :: norDIG Festival/Uniarts, Helsinki, Finland
Thu 5 – The Young Mothers :: Narodni Dom, Maribor, Slovenija
Fri 6 – The Young Mothers :: Muku, St. Johann, Austria
Sat 7 – The Young Mothers :: The Singer, Rijkevorsel, Belgium
Mon 9 – The Young Mothers :: TBA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tue 10 – The Young Mothers :: TBA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Thu 12 – The Young Mothers :: Vilnius Jazzfestival, Lithuania
Fri 13 – The Young Mothers :: Lillesalen, Oslo Konserthus, Norway
Sat 14 – The Young Mothers :: Dokkhuset, Trondheim, Norway
Mon 16 – The Thing :: Westwerk, Hamburg, DE
Tue 17 – The Thing :: Live in Speicher, Leer, DE
Wed 18 – The Thing :: Bimhuis, Amsterdam, NL
Thu 19 – The Thing :: Le Petit Faucheux, Tours, FR
Fri 20 – The Thing :: EKKO, Utrecht, NL
Mon 23 – IPA :: Fasching Jazzclub, Stockholm, Sweden
Thu 26 – IPA :: Arendal Jazzclub, Arendal, Norway
Fri 17 – The Thing :: D’Jazz Nevers, Nevers, FR
Sat 18 – The Thing :: Jazzdor, Strasbourg, FR
Sun 19 – The Thing :: London Jazz Festival at Rich Mix, London, UK
Tue 21 – The Thing :: Wharf Chambers, Leeds, UK
Wed 22 – The Thing :: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK
Thu 23 – The Thing :: Exchange, Bristol, UK
Fri 24 – The Thing :: Handelsbeurs, Gent, BE
Sat 25 – The Thing :: Ilion Plus, Athens, GR
Mon 27 – The Thing :: Blue Tomato, Vienna, AU
Tue 28 – The Thing :: DOM Cultural Centre, Moscow, RU
Wed 29 – solos and duos with Paal Nilssen-Love :: TBA, Moscow, RU
Thu 7 – Album release and christmas show with Gunvor Gustavsen, Andreas Bjørkås og Co :: Oppdal Kulturhus, Oppdal, Norway
Sat 16 – ILOG and guests (with Oliver Steidl, Ignaz Schick, and Jan Schlegel) :: Bau 4, Altbüron, Bezau Beats, Bezau, AU
Hi there, touring schedule for April and May added, new and old collaborations to play in and places to visit. I’m also very happy that more and more is happing in my own home turf, Austin TX! I feel so humbled and grateful to be able to play and learn from all of these highly inspiring musicians and human beings. Hope to see you along the way somewhere in the world.
- Thursday, April 6th – Mette Rasmussen Quintet with/Torbjørn Zetterberg, Paul Lytton and Raymond Strid – Victoria/Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo NO
- Friday, April 7th – Mette Rasmussen Quintet with/Torbjørn Zetterberg, Paul Lytton and Raymond Strid – Vossajazz, Voss NO
- Monday, April 10th – Carl Smith/Gibran Andrade/Håker Flaten – Cafe Creme, Austin TX
- Wednesday, April 12th – Plutonium Farmers – Beerland, Austin TX
- Sunday, April 16th – Nick Mazzarella/Avreeayl Ra/Håker Flaten – Sugar Maple, Milwaukee MI
- Monday, April 17th – solo performance + discussion with Ken Vandermark – Option Series at ESS, Chicago IL
- Saturday, April 22nd – Atomic – National Forum of Music, Wrocklaw PL
- Sunday, April 23rd – Trio with Ignaz Schick and Oliver Steidle – TBA, Berlin GE
- Thursday, April 27th – Atomic – Clasijazz, Almería ES
- Friday, April 28th – Atomic – Jazz & Cookin’ fest, Valencia ES
- Saturday, April 29th – Atomic , Barcelona ES
- Monday, May 1st – Atomic – Evinger Schloss, Dortmund DE
- Wednesday, May 3rd – Atomic – Sowieso, Berlin DE
- Thursday, May 4th – Atomic – Kulturhofkeller, Villach AT
- Sunday, May 7th – Ryley Walker – Cotton Club, Tokyo JP
- Monday, May 8th – Ryley Walker – Cotton Club, Tokyo JP
- Friday, May 19th – Duo with Dave Rempis – Cafe Creme, Austin TX
- Saturday, May 20th – Duo with Dave Rempis – Austin Jukebox/Beerland, Austin TX
- Monday, May 22nd – Duo with Dave Rempis – Avant Garden, Houston TX
- Friday, May 27th – with Carl Smith, Dennis Gonzalez and Yells At Eals, Cafe Creme, Austin TX
I’m very honored to’ve been portrayed on German Radio/BR Klassik’s ‘Jazztime’ in an interview by Sirius W. Palzzad. He is playing music from a variaty of my bands and collaborations (in order of apparence: The Young Mothers, Atomic, IHF ‘Oslo’ Kvintett, IHF/Håkon Kornstad Duo, The Cherry Thing, Jason Adasiewicz’s Sun Rooms, IHF/Nate Wooley/Joe Morris/Joe McPhee Quartet, and my Chicago Quintet). The program was aired back on Nov. 20th 2014 and you can check it out here :