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The Thing and Neneh Cherry

Jez Nelson presents a new collaboration between Scandinavian free-jazz trio The Thing and vocalist Neneh Cherry. With Mats Gustafsson, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love.

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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • New Releases

    • The Branford Marsalis Quartet

      The Mighty Sword

      • Four MFs Playin' Tunes.
      • Marsalis Music.
    • Don Cherry

      The Creator Has A Master Plan

      • Organic Music Society.
      • Caprice.
  • Neneh Cherry and Mats Gustafsson in conversation

    • Don Cherry

      Elixir

      • Organic Music Society.
      • Caprice.
    • Don Cherry

      Brilliant Action

      • 'Mu' First Part.
      • Sunspots.
    • Don Cherry

      Manusha Raga Kamboji

      • Organic Music Society.
      • Caprice.
    • 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)

    • The Cherry Thing

      Garage/Too Tough To Die

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

    • The Cherry Thing

      Dream Baby Dream

      Composer: Alan Vega, Martin Rev

    • The Cherry Thing

      Golden Heart

      Composer: Don Cherry

    • The Cherry Thing

      Sudden Moment

      Composer: Mats Gustafsson

    • The Cherry Thing

      Cashback

      Composer: Neneh Cherry

    • The Cherry Thing

      Dirt

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

    • The Cherry Thing

      Accordion

      Composer: Daniel Dumile

    • The Cherry Thing

      Call The Police

      Composer: Stephanie McDee

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