The Necks

The Necks



The Necks are an experimental, jazz trio formed in 1987 by founding mainstays Chris Abrahams on piano and Hammond organ, Tony Buck on drums, percussion and electric guitar, and Lloyd Swanton on bass guitar and double bass. They play improvisational pieces of up to an hour in length that explore the development and demise of repeating musical figures. Their studio album, Vertigo, was named in SPIN magazine as "one of the top 20 avant albums of 2015."[1]



Unfold is an album by musical group The Necks, released on February 3, 2017.
Drive By
Drive By is the eleventh album by Australian improvised music trio The Necks first released on the Fish of Milk label in 2003 and later on the ReR label internationally.
Chemist is the thirteenth album by Australian improvised music trio The Necks first released on the Fish of Milk label in 2005 and later on the ReR label internationally.
Silverwater is the fifteenth album by Australian improvised music trio The Necks first released on the Fish of Milk label in 2009 in Australia and on the ReR label internationally.

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The Necks: Painting with sound
  –  June 21, 2017
Some bands have to be heard live to be appreciated, and that couldn’t be truer for the experimental jazz institution The Necks. The Sydney-based trio performed two back-to-back shows at Vivid LIVE — the Sydney Opera House’s flagship contemporary ...
The Necks
  –  June 9, 2017
The Necks are incredible. I’ve just come out of one of their gigs for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, it’s currently five minutes past midnight, and I don’t see any need to beat around the bush. This is sensational musicianship.
The Necks
  –  June 8, 2017
The Necks’ live shows have been likened to an almost religious ... Making history every night with the best jazz Melbourne, Australia, and the world have to offer. Making history every night, The Jazzlab presents local, national, and international ...
Melbourne International Jazz Festival review: Tigran Hamasyan and the Necks fashion mesmerising musical stories
  –  June 7, 2017
The Necks' drummer Tony Buck, bassist Lloyd Swanton and pianist Chris Abrahams in action at The Jazzlab. Photo: Michael Findlay The experience of hearing Hamasyan play live is also akin to travelling through time – not just because of the vast array of ...
The Necks, Vivid Live (Sydney Opera House, June 4)
  –  June 6, 2017
Renowned, Australian, improvisational jazz trio The Necks were invited to play their first headline slot in their own right at Vivid on Sunday night as part of a world tour celebrating their 30 th anniversary. They’re known as a band for music ...
The Necks' Lloyd Swanton Doesn't Wanna Hear About You Making Babies To Their Music
  –  May 24, 2017
And when your history goes back as far as that of legendary Sydney experimental jazz trio The Necks, other, even more head-spinning facts start to become apparent. "We've come to the realisation that we've been a band longer than we weren't a band," laughs ...

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