Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (Exit) Knarr (NO/SE/DK/PL/US)

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (Exit) Knarr (NO/SE/DK/PL/US)

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (NO) – acoustic bass, compositions
Mette Rasmussen (DK) – alto saxophone
Karl Hjalmar Nyberg (SE) – tenor and soprano saxophone
Jonathan F. Horne(US)  – electric guitar
Marta Warelis (PL) – piano, keyboards
Olaf Moses Olsen (NO) – drums

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (Exit) Knarr is a new exciting multi-international band with a musical plethora that draws from the Norwegian bassist’s extensive background across different genres and traditions built up over a long career. (Exit) Knarr started as a commissioned work by the Vossa Jazz festival and music was premiered at Vossa Jazz, Sept 26th 2021. The debut album was released Sept 24th 2021 on ODIN Records. The band is now working on their second album to be released in the spring of 2024 and working on several tours in South America and Europe to promote their new album!!

(Booking : Malwina Witkowska /

“Over time, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten has probably become the Norwegian performer on the ‘ox fiddle’ who has made the biggest impression in international jazz since, Arild Andersen.”– 5.5 out of 6 in Klassekampen / Chris Monsen

“Flaten, perhaps the most influential bassist in Norway in recent decades, has also wisely chosen a great, young band in the back to sum up his first fifty years on planet jazz.”– Morgenbladet / Andy Woltmann

“A maturity has entered Ingebrigt Håker Flaten’s music. A bigger perspective perhaps! As if the fifty-year-old has absorbed everything he has been involved in and now he lets (Exit) Knarr enjoy it.”– 5 of 6 in Aftenposten / Arild R. Andersen

“Rasmussen turns her soul inside out in the tribute to Mexico City, ‘Chaos Pad’ before the album ends collectively ‘krautrocking’ with praise to Amsterdam, ‘Museumplein’. The ending is a fanfare for a musician who has never been afraid to take chances and bet on what he believes in.”– Dag og Tid / Lars Mossefinn

“It highlights Håker Flaten’s role as a natural leader, with a powerful sound of his own, the wisdom to hold it all together, to make it swing and rock, and most of all, to inspire us to make our world more passionate and more compassionate, more harmonious. Great album by one of the great ones.”– Salt Peanuts/Eyal Hareuveni

“It is soulful and cinematic, intense when needed, and always with Flaten’s humble rumble as the sonic and heartfelt center of the music. Listening to these different but recognizable sounds seen in an autobiographical context is simply touching.”– Filip Roshauw / Now’s The Time, Jazznytt

“(Exit) Knarr” shows off the undeniably strong skill of Ingebrigt Håker Flaten in crafting a literal journey through the world all without needing to say a single word.” “Ingebrigt Håker Flaten has an absolute blast on “(Exit) Knarr” and it shows.”– Beach Sloth

“All in all, a really exciting work from the jazz / experimental jazz area that allows itself to be very catchy without giving up craziness. With all the weirdness and possibly also improvisation – all in all, this is extremely perfect and disciplined, which together with the excellent sound leads to a listening pleasure of a different kind.” – Musik an sich