The Young Mothers
Jawwaad Taylor – trumpet/electronics/vocals
Jason Jackson – alto, tenor and baritone saxophones
Jonathan Horne – guitar
Stefan Gonzalez – drums/vibraphone/vocal
Frank Rosaly – drums
Upon moving to Austin in 2009, I sought out to establish a new working relationship with improvisers from the vibrant and eclectic music undergrounds of Texas—my new home. With Texans, Jason Jackson, Jawwaad Taylor and Stefan Gonzalez handling horns, vocal and percussion duties; I called upon Chicagoan Frank Rosaly (also a member of my Chicago Sextet), to act as a second drummer. The addition of Jonathan Horne, the local guitar phenomenon, completed this collective. A complex amalgam of references and aesthetics within the band makes for a clever, intricate, and raucous sonic foundation that propels the music forward into compelling new territories.
The album “a mothers work is never done” was recorded with Chico Jones in Austin during September 2012 and are now being finalized. An EP will be released in the summer of 2013 and the full-lenght later in the fall. Some release concerts in Texas are now being worked on for December 2013.
“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
Dec. 11th – Sjapeshifter Lab/Brooklyn (VIKING BASS NIGHT a double bill with Eivind Opsvik’s Overseas)
Dec. 12th – JACK/Brooklyn (tripple bill with Cactus Truck and Zombi Jazz)
Dec. 13th – Terraza 7/Queens (double bill with Home of Easy Credit)
Dec. 14th – Ars Nova in Philadelphia (double bill with Frode Gjerstad Trio)
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The Young Mothers – February 18th, 2012 @ MECA, Houston TX from Nada Brahma Media on Vimeo.