Shake! by The Thing Reviewed

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Scandinavian power-jazz trio The Thing—saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love—are back with Shake!, their first studio album since 2013’s Boot! That one featured versions of John Coltrane‘s “India” and Duke Ellington‘s “Heaven,” as well as four originals. This one kicks off with a medley of “Viking Disco” by Nilssen-Love and Ornette Coleman‘s “Perfection,” while the third track is a version of Loop‘s “The Nail Will Burn” which, at 2:43, is just over half the length of, and noticeably faster than, the original.