released 10 March 2014
TheYoungMothers debut release, 'A Mothers Work is Never Done' , 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 sound to acclaimed releases with The Cherry Thing (with Swedish pop star, Neneh Cherry) in 2012, and BOOT (with The Thing) in 2013, 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) to South African horn player (Zim Ngquana, RIP).
While 'A Mothers Work is Never Done' is clearly inspired by his 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 of Flaten's knack for writing beautiful, complex compositions, and finding the perfect musicians to take the music into raucous and spectacular directions.
Enjoy this! It's unlikely that you'll ever hear anything like it again.
The Young Mothers is:
Jason Jackson - alto, tenor and barritone saxophone
Jawwaad Taylor - vocal, trumpet, electronicks and drum programming
Jonathan F Horne - guitar
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten - acoustic and electric bass, electronics
Stefan Gonzalez - vibraphone, drums and vocals
Frank Rosaly - drums and percussion
guest musicians :
Mars WIlliams - soprano saxophone (on Molé)
Bob Hoffnar - steal guitar (on Molé)
Ralph White - kalimba (on Halleluyah)
Horn section on 'Ruth' :
Carl Smith - tenor saxophone
Alex Heitlinger - trombone
John Elliot - tuba
Percussion on 'Molé' by Orchestra Francisco Javier Rosaly.
Recorded and Mixed by Chico Jones at Ohm Recording Facility/Austin Texas, during fall 2012 and spring 2013. Produced by Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Chico Jones.
All compositions, arrangements by Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (TONO/NCB/BMI), except: 'Theme from Fanny & Alexander' (Benjamin Britten: Cuite for cello, Op 87) and 'Ruth' (trad from Uganda).
Ingebrigt has established himself as one of the strongest voices on bass in jazz and improvised music on the international
circuit today. His work with his own projects, as well as with The Thing, Atomic, Free Fall, Scorch, and in duo formats with Joe McPhee, Evan Parker and Håkon Kornstad have put him at the center of a large pool of improvisers with strikingly different modes of operation....more