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Artist Wed Apr 01 2009

Ingebrigt Haaker Flaten Returns to Chicago

ingebrit.jpgFree jazz can be a little hard to get into if you didn't get your degree in music composition, but you probably don't realize that it influences a lot of the indie and rock music you listen to. You also may not have known that The Hideout hosts an improvised music night once a week. The Immediate Sound series, a part of Umbrella Music, (read about their annual festival here) takes place there every Wednesday.

Norwegian bassist Ingebrigt Haaker Flaten lived in Chicago for two years from '06 to '08 and in that time formed friendships and bands with some of the city's most renowned improvised jazz musicians. He has returned from his home in Oslo to play five shows in as many days, beginning tonight at The Hideout with trombonist Jeb Bishop, trumpeter Jacob Wick and Frank Rosaly on drums. Peter Margasak over at The Reader has written a nice piece about Haaker Flaten where you can read more about his collaborations and recent album releases.

Info on Haaker Flaten's other gigs this weekend after the jump.

Wednesday, April 1:
@The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia
with Jeb Bishop, Jacob Wick and Frank Rosaly

Thursday, April 2:
2830 N. Milwaukee
with Dave Rempis, Jim Baker, and Paul Giallorenzo, and Tim Daisy

Friday, April 3:
2076 N. Hoyne
with Paul Giallorenzo, Jeb Bishop and Tim Daisy

Saturday, April 4:
@The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia
with Jim Baker, John Herndon, Jeff Parker

Sunday, April 5:
@The Hungry Brain
2319 W. Belmont
with Dave Rempis and Frank Rosaly

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ratchet series / April 2, 2009 1:00 PM

thanks bb.

Jason G / April 7, 2009 1:17 PM

"Free jazz can be a little hard to get into if you didn't get your degree in music composition..."

Actually, I'd say it's the music composition majors who are less likely to get into "free jazz".

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Our Final Transmission Days

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