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The Thing and Neneh Cherry

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 30 July 2012

Jez Nelson presents an exciting new collaboration between Scandinavian free-jazz trio The Thing and vocalist Neneh Cherry. Cherry's career has spanned a wide range of styles including punk, rap and trip-hop. Her stepfather is the avant-garde cornettist Don Cherry, and The Thing, named after one of his pieces, first formed to reinterpret his music. The group comprises Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and a Norwegian rhythm section of Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love. All three have long experience playing on the European and American improvised scenes with the likes of Ken Vandermark and Peter Brotzmann, and share a love of the high energy of rock and thrash metal that finds a place in their music.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Peggy Sutton.

Music Played

15 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • New Releases

  • Neneh Cherry and Mats Gustafsson in conversation

    • Image for Don Cherry
      00:14

      Don Cherry Elixir

      Organic Music Society, Caprice

    • Image for Don Cherry
      00:17

      Don Cherry Brilliant Action

      'Mu' First Part, Sunspots

    • Image for Don Cherry
      00:18

      Don Cherry Manusha Raga Kamboji

      Organic Music Society, Caprice

    • Image for The Thing
      00:20

      The Thing Awake Nu

      The Thing, Crazy Wisdom

  • The Cherry Thing recorded on 15 July 2012 at Village Underground, London

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Neneh Cherry (vocals), Mats Gustafsson (saxophones), Ingebrigt Håker-Flaten (bass), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums)

    • Image for The Cherry Thing
      00:22

      The Cherry Thing Garage/Too Tough To Die

      Composer: Mats Gustafsson, Ingebrigt Håker-Flaten, Paal Nilssen-Love / David Holmes, Martina Topley Bird

    • Image for The Cherry Thing
      00:31

      The Cherry Thing Dream Baby Dream

      Composer: Alan Vega, Martin Rev

    • Image for The Cherry Thing
      00:39

      The Cherry Thing Golden Heart

      Composer: Don Cherry

    • Image for The Cherry Thing
      00:49

      The Cherry Thing Sudden Moment

      Composer: Mats Gustafsson

    • Image for The Cherry Thing
      00:54

      The Cherry Thing Cashback

      Composer: Neneh Cherry

    • Image for The Cherry Thing
      01:01

      The Cherry Thing Dirt

      Composer: Ron Asheton, Dave Asheton, David Alexander, James Osterberg

    • Image for The Cherry Thing
      01:09

      The Cherry Thing Accordion

      Composer: Daniel Dumile

    • Image for The Cherry Thing
      01:16

      The Cherry Thing Call The Police

      Composer: Stephanie McDee

  • Neneh Cherry & The Thing

    Neneh Cherry & The Thing

    Photo by Petra Cvelbar

  • Mats Gustafsson & Neneh Cherry backstage at the Village Underground

    Mats Gustafsson & Neneh Cherry backstage at the Village Underground

  • Neneh Cherry & The Thing at the Village Underground

    Neneh Cherry & The Thing at the Village Underground

    Photo by Rebekah Dobbins

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