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The Thing and Neneh Cherry

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.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 7 Jan 2013 23:00

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