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The Young Mothers: A Mothers Work Is Never Done

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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. The Norwegian-born bassist-turned Austin, TX resident assembled a multi-genre sextet under the uncategorizable name The Young Mothers. Sure, let's not call this jazz, because it would alienate 99% of fans. But ...

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Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: Live at Jazzfest Saalfelden

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Of the twelve current projects in which bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten works, his Chicago Sextet is the one that, perhaps, most foretells his future as a jazz impresario. Like bassist Dave Holland, who made his reputation with trumpeter Miles Davis and in the band Circle, before championing (almost exclusively) his own bands both large and small, ...