The album ‘Avant Folk’ will be released on the Norwegian quality label Hubro April 2018. In that connection a release concert will be held at Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene April 4th. The 10-piece band will also perform at the festival Nattjazz in Bergen May 25th.
‘Avant Folk’ features music by Frode Haltli as well as music based on traditional sources, all in an improvisational landscape with contributions on the arrangements from all band members. The featured musicians are Erlend Apneseth on hardanger violin and Hans P. Kjorstad on violin, Ståle Storløkken on harmonium and synthesizers, Rolf-Erik Nystrøm on saxophones, Hildegunn Øiseth on trumpet, Oddrun Lilja Jonsdottir and Juhani Silvola on guitars, Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson on double bass and Siv Øyunn Kjenstad on drums. For the concert in Bergen Sigbjørn Apeland will play the harmonium, and Øyvind Skarbø will play the drums.
Frode Haltli previously released one album on Hubro: Vagabonde Blu (2014).