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.
Neneh Cherry and Mats Gustafsson in conversation
The Cherry Thing recorded on 15 July 2012 at Village Underground, London
Line-up: Neneh Cherry (vocals), Mats Gustafsson (saxophones), Ingebrigt Håker-Flaten (bass), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums)