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the THING (Featuring MATS GUSTAFSSON )
06 Jan 2011

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FROM SCANDINAVIA

THE GREAT EXTREME ENERGY FREE JAZZ PUNK COSMIC MIND ALTERING POWER TRIO

THE THING!

Featuring saxophonist of the century
MATS GUSTAFSSON from SWEDEN

WITH NORWAYS FINEST

INGEBRIGT HAKEN FLATEN on double bass

and the extraordinary

PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE on drums

FIRE MUSIC FROM THE NORTH!

AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2011

AUCKLAND

TUES 18 JAN
THE THING PLUS LOCAL SUPPORT
THE WHAMMY BAR
ST KEVINS ARCADE
KARANGAHAPE RD
DOORS 8PM
$10

WELLINGTON

THURS 20 JAN
THE THING PLUS LOCAL SUPPORT
HAPPY
118 TORY ST
TE ARO
DOORS 8P M
$10

FRI 21 JAN
THE THING in collaboration with
Jeff Henderson, Daniel Beban, Hermione Johnson, Anthony Donaldson and others
FREDS
46 FREDERICK ST
TE ARO
DOORS 8P M
$10

PLUS

WORKSHOPS WITH THE THING!

come and meet, talk and play with The Thing!

AUCKLAND
wine cellar back room
WED 19 JAN
12PM

WELLINGTON
FREDS
FRI 21 JAN
12PM


Mats Gustafsson is Sweden’s and one of Europe’s biggest names on the free music scene. Through groups like Gush, AALY trio and Peter Brötzmann`s Chicago Tentet, he has established himself as a very powerful saxophonist, and has reinvented the way of playing the saxophone. Gustafsson has collaborated with many of the most adventurous musicians in the universe including Sonic Youth, Yamatsuka Eye (the Boredoms), Otomo Yoshihide, Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Paul Lovens and Hamid Drake.

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love have become known as Norway’s heaviest rhythm-section. Their long time collaboration bagan in 1992 and they perform together in many groups including School Days with Ken Vandermark, Scorch trio with Raoul Björkenheim, and the Swedish/Norwegian jazz-group Atomic.

The Thing also performs with Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark, Otomo Yoshihide, Jim O`Rourke, Thurston Moore and Cato Salsa Experience.

Only once in a great while does a group of musicians come along with an inherent discipline that dares to question the realm between the known and the unknown. Mats Gustafsson, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love of the Scandinavian Power Trio, "The Thing," provide a language so determined in its musical complexity, boundaries literally and figuratively disappear.

Each one of these extraordinary musicians has redefined their own given instrument with an exceptional ability to transform life into art with burning clarity.

If you miss this rare opportunity to hear some of the hottest musicians in the world you are a dick!

www.thingjazz.com

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