Mats Gustafsson (sax), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (bass), Paal Nilssen-Love (drums)
Mixing jazz with noise, avant-rock and punk, the music of The Thing has been described ‘garage-jazz’ and ‘impro-punk’. The band was established in the spring of 2000 and has grown into one of the most successful and hardest working free jazz trio’s around, traveling all over the world. They have performed with guests like Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark, Otomo Yoshihide, Jim O’Rourke, Thurston Moore, Terrie Ex, Peter Evans and Neneh Cherry.
When these three move up into the highest gears, there's really no one who comes close to their full-on, end-of-the-world energy (Jazzwise)