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Released on Aerophonics Records, July 1, 2020

Recorded live at The Hungry Brain, Chicago
April 5th, 2009

Recorded by Amos Scattergood

Produced by Dave Rempis

Special thanks to The Hungry Brain crew


released July 27, 2020

This recording was the band's last performance; an April 2009 date on the longstanding Sunday night Transmission Series at the Hungry Brain. Although they intended to do a full hard copy release of it, the original multi-track files were lost in a hard drive calamity that wiped out several important recording sessions, and made it impossible to mix the files to a desired balance between the instruments. Additionally, Flaten joined Rempis' working band The Rempis Percussion Quartet in the late spring of that year, joining them for a European tour. As that band was much better established, and Flaten had by then relocated away from Chicago, it limited their performance options, and made the quartet the focus of their activities together. Sadly, The Outskirts dissolved into the practical realities of geography and time.

So we're very pleased to be able to present this rare historical document here for the first time! Although the drums could use a bit of a boost (sorry Frankie....) it's still a gorgeous document of a trio of kindred souls, who creatively embrace their love of the jazz horn trio as a vehicle for deep rhythmic exploration. Part Sonny Rollins and part Frank Lowe, Rempis' burly tenor rides alongside Flaten's muscular lines, while Rosaly's endlessly dynamic approach provides a consistent bed of momentum. Both sets from the concert are presented here in full from the original stereo rough mix provided to the band soon after the concert.


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Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Austin, Texas

Ingebrigt has established himself as one of the strongest voices on bass in jazz and improvised music on the international circuit today. His work with his own projects, as well as with The Thing, Atomic, Free Fall, Scorch, and in duo formats with Joe McPhee, Evan Parker and Håkon Kornstad have put him at the center of a large pool of improvisers with strikingly different modes of operation. ... more


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