Rune grammofon releases a 4 LP box set of the original Scorch Trio!

This October, Rune grammofon is releasing a deluxe 4 LP set by the original Scorch Trio titled “XXX”, with Ingebrigt Haaker Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love. Selected tracks from “Scorch Trio”, “Luggumt” and “Brolt” will be accompanied by the as-yet unreleased “Oval”, which is the original founding session of the band in January 2000, recorded for the Finnish National Radio YLE.

I met Ingebrigt at the Summer Jazz Festival in Jyväskylä in 1999, and we eagerly spoke of playing together. A few emails later, Ingebrigt told me he had the perfect drummer for us, so I set up the session with YLE along with gigs in Tampere and Helsinki, and he and Paal flew over the evening before. We literally played together for the first time in the fabled studio M1, with results which I bet will surprise most listeners, as the music sounds ready to go, very integrated and natural. Thank you Rune Kristofferson for this initiative.

In two weeks TRIAD will go into the the studio to record it’s debut album for Eclipse Records, continuing the trio format, with release date set at December 15th. We’ve already spent some days in various studios developing a band sound, which can be heard at www.soundcloud.com/bjorkenheimtriad, but now after several years of working on it we’re ready to commit ourselves.

On November 5th, I’ll be performing with two acts at the Tampere Jazz Happening: An acoustic duo with the always amazing Juhani Aaltonen playing flutes, and Krakatau, with the original cast except for Ilmari Heikinheimo, who has taken over the drum chair. Then in December eCsTaSy goes out on a European tour, with dates added as they become confirmed. Hope to see you at one of our gigs!