Chris Abrahams piano, Lloyd Swanton bass, Tony Buck drums
Endlessly fascinating, hypnotic improvisations on piano, double bass and percussion by The Necks, the Australian trio that achieved a world wide cult status.
The Australian trio The Necks plays slowly unfolding, hypnotic improvisations that touch on all kinds of music, from Western minimalism to African trance and from to ambient to contemporary electronic music. Every other set of The Necks is another slowly unfolding improvisation based on the interaction between piano, bass and percussion.
In the late 1980s the three jazz musicians of The Necks sought an alternative to the busy chord progressions and solos of their contemporaries. The rhythm section on the album In a Silent Way by Miles Davis was an important source of inspiration.
Recording: Micha de Kanter
Sat 11th – Musique Action #35, Nancy, France
Sun 12th – AMR, Geneva, Switzerland
Mon 13th – Dachstock, Bern, Switzerland
Wed 15th – gnration, Braga, Portugal
Thu 16th – Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal
Fri 17th – BIMHUIS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sat 18th – Jazz Cerkno, Cerkno, Slovenia
Mon 20th – Kafe Haerverk, Oslo, Norway
Tue 21st – DOM, Moscow, Russia
Wed 22st – Closer, Kiev, Ukraine
Fri 24th – Jazz Is Dead, Torino, Italy
Sun 26th – St Lukes Queens Park, Brighton, United Kindgom
Mon 27th – EartH, London, United Kingdom
Tue 28th – Exchange Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Thu 30th – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain