One of Norway's most influential bassists the last 30 years, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten celebrates 50 years on earth, releasing his most personal album so far. You can imagine the journey of Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, bass player and composer, as an odyssey in a Viking ship of classic 'knarr' construction, with its long range, high speed and strong seaworthiness in a storm. His story can also be told purely in music, as he does in the commissioned work (Exit) Knarr. The piece is divided into six destinations along the route - a tribute to the people, music and places that have shaped him. (Exit) KNARR was comissioned by Vossajazz and the premiere was set to March 2020, but of course the pandemic has postponed the premiere twice. On the third try it is finally going to happen, Sunday September 26th! Not only is there going to be a concert, this will also be the first time the commissioned work by Vossajazz is recorded before the premiere. The award-winning Norwegian bassist, improviser, composer and bandleader Ingebrigt Håker Flaten has been at the forefront of modern creative music both in his native country Norway and internationally since the early 1990s. Perhaps best known as a founding member of the Scandinavian super group Atomic, Håker Flaten has merged post-free jazz explorations and experimentation with skillful use of attributes from many other idioms in countless collaborations, bands and projects.