Murray / Håker Flaten / Nilssen-Love

American saxophone giant joins forces with Norwegian heavy hitters

Since his emergence from the New York jazz underground, David Murray has been performing regularly on our stage. Now he’s back with former members of Scandinavian monster trio The Thing. In 2019 they toured Europe for the first time, using compositions by Murray, and by Yusef Lateef, Butch Morris and even Aretha Franklin, as starting points of ferocious improvisations. Now they will play brand new compositions, written by all three musicians.

Tenor sax and bass clarinet player David Murray has an instantly recognizable style, which encompasses soul, gospel and free jazz. Ever since he played on our stage for the first time in 1976, his first concert outside the United States, he has released over 150 albums under his own name.

Bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love are known as ‘Norway’s heaviest rhythm section’. In The Thing, their legendary trio with saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, they connected the dots between rock, noise and jazz.

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