About Us



THE THING RECORDS established in 2013 by the members of the group, Gustafsson, Håker Flaten and Nilssen- Love in close collaboration with TROST Records, Austria.
First release is BOOT! A new trio studio recording from spring 2013. Release date  NOV 12th, 2013. Available on LP, CD and DL.

The Thing formed in 1999 as a Don Cherry recording project, The Thing soon established themselves as one of the most important European jazz groups, playing a variety of compositions, ranging from extreme noise to american free jazz, from scandinavian improvisation to classic garage, from extreme metal to classic jazz. Collaborations with Neneh Cherry, Thurston Moore, Otomo Yoshihide, Jim O `Rourke, Ken Vandermark and Joe McPhee has over the years been fueling the music of The Thing to become what the group is all about. After contracts  and fruitful collaborations with Crazy Wisdom (1999 – 2001) and later Smalltown Superjazzz (2002 – 2012), the group decided to start their own label, in order to control all levels and details of the music and assuring the future of the group, where money from sales goes directly into new recordings and projects. The whole back catalogue of Crazy Wisdom and Smalltown releases – and other special releases –  will be available on vinyl and downloads. Step by step. Note by note. New releases will be available on LP, CD, DL and special releases such as EPs and related activities. All items will be available from us directly and from TROST Records, as well as on tours all around the globe.

Design and visual artistic direction by Lasse Marhaug
Webmaster George Staicu
Photo by Petra Cvelbar