Music Program

Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

$10-15 suggested donation

The Young Mothers

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (acoustic/electric bass, electronics)
Frank Rosaly (drums and percussion)
Stefan Gonzalez (drums, vibraphone and vocals)
Jason Jackson (alto, tenor and baritone saxophone)
Jawwaad Taylor (voice, trumpet and electronics)
Jonathan F. Horne (guitar)

The Young Mothers will release their anticipated debut, A Mother's Work is Never Done, (via Ingebrigt Håker Flaten's imprint, TektiteRecordsCooperative) in March 2014.

"The Young Mothers are a brilliant band that merges modern jazz, free improvisation, indie rock, hip hop and a caterwauling Afro-groove reminiscent of the Brotherhood of Breath. The rhythm section is deep, throaty and incredibly swinging, while Jackson's reed work is both feral and soulful. Horne's extensive pedigree in surf rock and punk (as well as rugged free improvisation) means that The Young Mothers have someone in the front line that's unpredictable and has a wide range of sources to draw from. Coupled with Jawwaad, whose palette combines Don Cherry-like sputters and flourishes with intelligent, off-kilter rapping, this group is without comparison. They may have started in Austin, but the world is certainly pining for their diffuse, joyous vibe." -Clifford Allen

You can listen to a 'teaser' from the upcoming album here.

About A Mothers Work is Never Done:

This is not only Ingebrigt Håker Flaten's fourth album as a bandleader but also his most musically diverse effort to date. Known internationally for contributing his signature robust bass sound to acclaimed releases with The Cherry Thing (with Swedish pop star, Neneh Cherry) in 2012, and BOOT! (with The Thing) in 2013, Håker Flaten has spent the better part of 20 years traversing the globe with an ever-changing cast of international musicians, from heavy Norwegian rockers (Chloroform) via acclaimed Scandinavian jazzers (Atomic) to the late great South African horn player Zim Ngquana. While 'A Mothers Work is Never Done' is clearly inspired by his new home base of Austin, Texas, it's just as easy to hear how the influences of Scandinavia, Chicago (both former homes to Flaten) and those twenty-plus years of international touring came together to inspire this extraordinary and organic melding of genres. This album is an inspired musical rapport born out of Flaten's knack for writing beautiful, complex compositions, and finding the perfect musicians to take the music into raucous and spectacular directions.