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EFG London Jazz Festival presents
The Thing + LUME meets Werkstatt Berne
Sunday 19 November
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
In a nutshell
Headlong collision of free jazz, extreme noise and rock power – Scandic power/improv trio The Thing take no prisoners.
Pumped-up saxophonist Mats Gustafsson fronts the killing rhythm team of bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love create music that rocks the soul. Taking inspiration from a 1966 Don Cherry track, transforming themes that roam from PJ Harvey and White Stripes to Albert Ayler and Steve Lacy, collaborating with the likes of Neneh Cherry, Sonic Youth, and even Pat Metheny – this is one of today’s signature bands.
The opening set features an improv return fixture between saxophonists Dee Byrne and Cath Robert and LUME compatriots, with Switzerland's Simon Petermann and Oli Kuster.
What people are saying
'The sonic equivalent of the Hulk doing battle with Godzilla, it bursts out of the speakers in a seething mass of molten bass saxophone, filthy fuzz bass and machine gun snare' The Quietus
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Things you should know
For ages 16+
This event is wheelchair accessible.