Just after having released their critically acclaimed new album "Garage", The Thing teams up with their old friend Joe McPhee and Norwegian garage rockers Cato Salsa Experience. The meeting between The Thing and Cato Salsa Experience started at the Kongsberg Jazzfestival in Norway last year, when The Thing was offered the chance to invite their favourite rock band Cato Salsa Experience, for a special collaboration. This mini album is recorded live at Kongsberg Jazzfestival. The concert was such a big success that the bands decided to both tour and to record an album together. The album will be released late in the autumn 2005 on Smalltown Superjazzz.
In the meantime check out this sandwich containing 2 tracks written by Cato Salsa Experience, Led Zeppelin`s "Whole Lotta Love", Yeah Yeah Yeahs` "Artstar" (which The Thing also did on their Garage album) as well as Don Ayler`s beautiful "Our Prayer". The result is pure magic. The energy from both the the audience and the bands is unbelievable. The two bands perfectly blend the 1960`s raw garage rock and the free jazz movement from the same period, and creates the perfect fusion. A match made in heaven.
The Thing has earlier released an album with the 66 year old free jazz legend Joe McPhee titled "She Knows" on Carzy Wisdom/Universal. The Thing is now out with "Garage" and album that has received great critical acclaim from among others The Observer, The Independent, Sunday Times, Uncut, Straight No Chaser, Vice Magazine, Jazzwise and Mojo.
Cato Salsa Experience has released 2 albums, "The Fruit Is Still Fresh" and "A Good Tip For A Good Time", both released on Garalda Records in Europe, Emperor Norton Records in US and on Sony in Japan.
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