Atle Nymo- Saxophone
Magnus Broo- Trumpet
Mattias Ståhl – Vibrafone
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten- Bass
Håkon Mjåset Johansen- Drums
“A hell of a combo from the contemporary Scandinavian scene, and one who just seem to sound better and better with each new record! This American release is a complete gem”
– Dusty Groove
“Spectacular set of avant leaning but still approachable high energy jazz from a top-flight Scandinavian quintet ”
”IPA from Norway/Sweden were terrific, one of the best festival jazz gigs” – Ken Pickering, Vancouver Jazzfestival 2012
Atle Nymo, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Håkon Mjåset Johansen joined in 2008 forces with the fantastic Swedish trumpet player Magnus Broo and formed IPA. In 2013, they expanded the outfit by adding the great vibes-player, Mattias Ståhl.
Musically inspired of the likes of Don Cherry and Albert Ayler, the material is based on great melodic compositions combined with more open material in an excellent mix. All performed with a lot of energy and enthusiasm by five fantastic musicians.
IPA has released four records – and with the latest- «I just did say something» they are happily included on the great label Cuneiform.
The first two, “Lorena” and “It ́s a delicate thing” for the Norwegian Indie- label Bolage. The third one, “Bubble”, they changed to the Swedish indie- label Moserobie- one of the leading labels for jazz in Europe.
All albums have received great reviews, and they are now established as one of the strongest bands in the Nordic Jazzscene.
These recordings have been followed up by extensive touring in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands, Canada, USA and China, including festivals like Molde Int. Jazzfestival, Vancouver Jazzfest, Rochester Int. Jazzfestival and Ottawa Jazzfestival.
The musicians are some of the key players in the Scandinavian jazzscene, from bands like Atomic, Motif, Ensemble Denada, Angles 9, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and The Thing, and are all important players in the European improvising scene.