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a mothers work is never done

by The Young Mothers

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The 'Wood 06:47
Mole 06:12
Virgoan Ways 08:12
Ruth 04:52


What The Press Says About The Young Mothers – A Mothers Work is Never Done:

“Ingebrigt Håker Flaten reminds us that jazz is the musical equivalent of a dark star, a musical black hole,absorbing all musical energy and classifications. Sure, let's not call this jazz, because it would alienate
99% of fans. But jazz, in truth, it is.” – Marc Corroto/All About Jazz


The sextet has set out to not only blur genre barriers but smash them to pieces. A band that combines jazz, indie rock, hip hop, surf rock, and soul—sometimes within one movement of one piece—can only be
regarded as an entity beyond classification. -- Cory Perla/


Guitarist Jonathan Horne is something of a wild card, his raucous noise acting as a universal binding agent between the album’s free-jazz foundation and its various genre exercises -- Peter Margasak/Chicago Reader


“This is levitation music, good for dancing on your feet as well as in your head. A Mothers Work Is Never Done sounds like an early candidate for my end-of-2014 top ten list”. -- Ken Shimamoto/The Stash Daubner


“The Young Mothers are hydraulic pumpers. The album is a grenade in the head.” -- Mark Rappaport/CD- Journal (Japan)


Their music is a fanfare. Anyone with ears is invited to the parade. you realize you’ve got a full ensemble that both knows how to party, and knows how to behave smartly. No matter how
deranged things might appear for a moment, you can hear the thinking that guarantees a smooth landing, no sinking.
-- Andrew Choate/


"The Young Mothers is the coolest sound to come out of Austin
since the punk scene of the 80s. "
-- Chris Brown


“Blant hylende saksofoner og skitne beats dukker temaet fra Fanny & Alexander opp. En voldsom musikalsk nysgjerrighet kombinert med virtuositet og hemningsløshet. Lenge siden en plate har truffet meg
med så stor kraft”. – Martin Revheim


released March 10, 2014

:::: CD and LP OUT OF STOCK ::

Released on Tektite Records - March, 2014 (

The Young Mothers

Jason Jackson :alto,tenor,& baritone saxophone
Jawwaad Taylor :vocals,trumpet & electronics (drum programming
on The ‘Wood and Ruth)
Jonathan F. Horne :guitar
Stefan Gonzalez :vibraphone & drums (vocals on Wells, the original)
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten :acoustic & electric bass (electronics on Wells, the original)
Frank Rosaly :drums & percussion

All compositions and arrangements by Ingebrigt H. Flaten (TONO/NCB/BMI) except Theme from Fanny & Alexander
(composed by Benjamin Britten: suite for cello solo, Op. 87) and Ruth (based on a traditional from Uganda).

Recorded and Mixed by Chico Jones at Ohm Recording Facility/Austin Texas, during Fall 2012 /Spring 2013. (
Mastered by Martin Siewert at Garnison7, Vienna, October 2013. Produced by Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Chico Jones.
Ruth and The ‘Wood co-produced by Jawwaad. Photos and Layout by Andrea Lorena.
Graphic Design by Embret Hooker. Head by MonsterMan Jonathan F. Horne.
Guest Musicians: Mars WIlliams :soprano saxophone on Molé, Bob Hoffnar :pedal steel on Molé, Ralph White :kalimba on Ruth. Horn Section on Ruth: Carl Smith :tenor-saxophone, Alex Heitlinger :trombone, John Elliot :tuba.
Additional Percussion on Molé by Orquestra Francisco Javier Rosaly.


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Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Austin, Texas

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


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