super-duper happy about the US tour we just finished with the “Mothers”, thanks to everybody that was helping us make this tour happen!! here’s a few writeup’s that came along the way :
The Young Mothers – North American tour, January 2014!!
15/1 – Austin (Hotel Vegas) with special guests; Marriage, SSBT, Plutonium Farmers, Ralph White & Bob Hoffnar
16/1 – Dallas (Crown and Heart)
17/1 – Chicago (Township) with NRG Ensemble
18/1 – Detroit (Trinosophes) with Chatoyant
19/1 – Cleveland (Mahall’s) with Rafeeq Washington & The Surah Orchestra
20/1 – Buffalo (Wallhals)
Tour dates – Fall 2013
Sat, 5th – The Thing – Dragon Club/Poznan/Poland
Sun, 6th – The Thing – Pardon To Tu/Warsaw/Poland
Wed, 9th – Jon Rune Strøm/Håker Flaten Duo – Krakow Jazz Autumn, Alchemia/Krakow/Poland
Thur, 10th – Christer Boten Acoustic Ensemble – Krakow Jazz Autumn, Alchemia/Krakow/Poland
Fri, 11th – The Thing with Joe McPhee - Krakow Jazz Autumn, Alchemia/Krakow/Poland
Sat, 12th – Mats Gustafson’s Nu Ensemble – Krakow Jazz Autumn, Manga/Krakow/Poland
Wed, 23rd – Plutonium Farmers – Beerland, Austin/Texas
Sun, 27th – Atomic, Jazz and wine of peace festival/Cormòns/Italy
Mon, 28th – Atomic, TBA, Vienna/Austria
Tue, 29th – Atomic, Kulturkeller/Villach/Austria
Mon, 4th – Atomic, Pardon To Tu/Warsaw/Poland
Tue, 5th – Atomic, Pardon To Tu/Warsaw/Poland
Thur, 7th – Atomic, Dokkhuset/Trondheim/Norway
Fri, 8th – Atomic, Bergen Jazzforum/Norway
Sat, 9th – Atomic, Drammen Jazzforum/Norway
Sun, 10th – Joe McPhee/Håker Flaten Duo, Umbrella Music Fest/Chicago/US
Mon, 18th – Nate Wooley/Chris Corsano/Håker Flaten Trio, Shapeshifter Lab/Brooklyn/US
Wed, 20th – The Thing with Joe McPhee, Guggenheim Museum, New York/US
Fri, 22nd – The Thing, Blue Tomato/Vienna/Austria
Sat, 23rd – The Thing, Jazz & The Edge Of The Plate Golem/Hamburg/Germany
Tue, 26th – The Thing, TBA/St Gallen/Switzerland
Wed, 27th – The Thing, AJMI/Avignon/France
Thur, 28th – The Thing, Periscope/Lyon/France
Fri, 29th – The Thing, Ateliers Claus/Salle Rogier/Brussels/Belgium
Sat, 30th – The Thing, Le Guess Who/Utrecht/Netherlands
Thur, 5th – Jason Adesiewicz’s Sun Rooms, Padova/Italy
Fri, 6th – Jason Adesiewicz’s Sun Rooms, Firenze/Italy
Sat, 7th – Jason Adesiewicz’s Sun Rooms, Ferrara/Italy
Sun, 8th – Jason Adesiewicz’s Sun Rooms, Treviso/Italy
Tue, 10th – Jason Adesiewicz’s Sun Rooms, Trieste/Italy
Sat, 14th – Jason Adesiewicz’s Sun Rooms, Rijkevorsel/Netherlands
Sun, 15th – Jason Adesiewicz’s Sun Rooms, Charleroi/Belgium
Im very proud to present a first time duo performance together with my good friend and trumpeter, composer, teacher and visual artists Dennis Gonzalez, this coming Friday at Tiny Park Gallery in Austin Texas. Dennis is a genuine Texas cultural treasure who has made Dallas his home for over 30 years, but has toured extensively throughout the world and has performed with many jazz luminaries such as Cecil Taylor, Max Roach, Fred Hopkins, Andrew Cyrille, Malachi Favors, Charles Brackeen, Prince Lasha, Louis Moholo-Moholo and many others. He was also a key figure in Tina Marsh’s Creative Opportunity Orchestra for many years.
Friday. Sept. 27. 8pm – 10pm, Tiny Park Gallery (1101 Navasota St #2, Austin, TX 78702) – $10 suggested donation
Hello, there is quite a few things happening this days that i wanted to share with y’all;
Im leaving for Brazil and Sao Paoulo again next week for some gigs with The Jason Adasiewicz‘s Sun Room, im super honored to have been asked to guest in this great trio! The gigs are at SESC Pompeia, part of the Jazz na Fabrica Festival on Aug 3rd and 4th. We will also tour Europe in early December this year.
Right after Brazil there is Jazz Em Agosto in Lisbon with The Thing XXL, a 7 piece incarnation of the group where we are joined by our good friends and great improvisers; Peter Evans, Mats Aleklint, Terry Ex and Jim Baker. this will be a blast!!
Atomic will be touring North America in late August kicking off with a concert at the Teatro de la Ciudad in Mexico City on the 29th, Zacatecas International Jazz Fest/MX on the 30th, Chicago Jazz Fest on Sept 1st, La Sala Rosa in Montreal on Sept 2nd and Guelph Jazz Fest/CAN on Sept 4th.
We just released ‘Moments Form’ a live recording from St Johann ‘Artacts 2012′. This record is a trio with Mars WIlliams and Tim Daisy and is out on the austrian label ‘Idyllic Noise’. more info. and you can check out a review here
IPA will soon be releasing our third album ‘Bubble’, this time the band has expanded to become a quintet together with fantastic Sweedish vibe player Mattias Ståhl. This record will be out in August on Moserobie Records.
The Thing will be releasing our first album on our own record label The Thing Records on Nov 1st. ‘BOOT’ will hit hard!!
The highly anticipated debut album from The young Mothers will be coming out early 2014, stay tuned for more news.
There are also lots of exciting things happening with the Tektite Records CoOperative this days but more news on this later as it all slowly shapes up.
Thanks for checking in!!
Lots o luve from Austin Texas,
Friends, here’s a 90 minutes podcast from the radio show i did at the koop community radio in austin last sunday. i talk and play music from (early & recent) Atomic, Gisle Røen Johansen, Per Oddvar Johansen, Bugge Wesseltoft, Zim Ngqawana (RIP!!), Akira Sakata, The Thing, Don Cherry, Neneh Cherry, Joe McPhee, Håkon Kornstad, Jon Christensen and The Young Mothers