This led to their first recording for Rune Grammofon in 2002, which received very good reviews and was voted as one of the 10 best jazz CDs of the year in The Wire. A second CD was recorded in the winter of 2004 and released on Rune Grammofon during the fall same year. Björkenheim gained recognition on the international scene with his own band Krakatau, recording two CD´s for ECM, and performing at many major European festivals. He developed a shamanistic intensity in his playing which reflects the influences of Hendrix, James Blood Ulmer and Ayler, bringing him to collaborations with Finnish drummer Edward Vesala, Toshinori Kondo, Bill Laswell, Ronald Shannon Jackson and Paul Schútze.
Håker Flaten is one of Norway's most in-demand bassists. In addition to Scorch Trio he is a regular member of The Thing (with Mats Gustafsson), Atomic, Close Erase (with Christian Wallumrød), School Days and Petter Wettre Trio. He has also toured with Trygve Seim, Joe McPhee, Chris Potter, Iain Ballamy, Dave Liebman, Tony Oxley, Frode Gjerstad and SPUNK. Paal Nilsen-Love is one of the most profiled players on the Norwegian jazz scene.
He has always been occupied with different forms of jazz, but the two factors that are consistently important to him are those of energy and creative freedom. In addition to Scorch Trio he is a regular member of The Thing, School Days, Frode Gjerstad Trio, Atomic and Håkon Kornstad Trio. He has recorded and performed with a number of musicians, from Pat Metheny and Django Bates to Svein Finnerud and Nils Petter Molvær. Raoul Björkenheim (g) Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (b) Paal Nilssen-Love (dr) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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