Free Fall is touring Europe in November 2010, the booking period goes from november 20th until the 28th. Would you like to present them in your programme?
The trio Free Fall was organized by bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, reedist Ken Vandermark, and pianist Håvard Wiik in 2001 as an opportunity to work together in a chamber music environment without percussion. Inspired in part by Jimmy Giuffre's classic group with Paul Bley and Steve Swallow, the group quickly found its own way of working with velocity, space, sound and time, after its first met. The trio has always only performed their original compositions, and released its first album of this material, called “Furnace,” to great acclaim in 2002.
After playing in Europe and the United States, Free Fall went back into the studio during November, 2004, to record its second album, “Amsterdam Funk”, this time for the Norwegian label Smalltownsuperjazz, with whom they have continued to collaborate. The second recording included freely improvised performance for the fisrt time – a parallel and equally powerful way of performing by the trio. Continued work in Europe and North America led to developements of “The Point In A Line” (2007), recorded in Chicago during the summer of 2006. This album included both new compositions and total improvisation.
Their activity as a group escalated in 2008, with a featured performance at the Vancouver Jazz Festival, and an extensive tour of Europe that brought them to Moscow for the first time. Their brand new album, "Grey Scale", to be released next April also on Smalltownsuperjazz, is completly improvised. That's a new step forward for the band. It was recorded in Osnabruck, Germany in early September of 2008. But the trio has started working on new compositionally based material for a recording that they will do in the period of their tour in November 2010.