Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Thing live in Bergen

Bergen Jazzforum gave us The Thing Friday night. Paal Nilssen-Love (drums), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (bass) and Mats Gustafsson (sax) did an acoustic concert (only the bass a bit electrified), with a perfect mix of full blow outs and more quiet numbers (Ellington, McPhee). The Thing are out on an eighteen day tour of Europe, wearing a new set of live uniforms, the ususal T-shirts from Ruby's BBQ. The musicians were not worn out either, and if Nilssen-Love and Håker Flaten grow muscles, Gustafsson must be traveling around with the world's biggest lungs?

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