Chris Abrahams(piano), Tony Buck(drums)and Lloyd Swanton (bass)
have released some 13 albums of what is often described as experimental jazz.
They defy traditional description's however and define themselves as follows
Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz the music of
The Necks is possibly unique in the world today.
Their albums feature lengthy improvisational pieces that slowly unravel in
the most intoxicating fashion, frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove.
These three musicians are among the most respected and in-demand in Australia,
working in every field from pop to avant-garde. Over 200 albums feature their
presence individually or together, but the music of The Necks stands apart from
everything else they have done.
This 2006 album "The Chemist" is a masterpiece, split in 3, 20min
pieces instead of their more usual hour long single track albums,
it is a mesmerizing, sometimes discordant, sometimes minimalist,
unpredictable journey. Stan in Canberra, who requested the last post,
is hoping to see these guys play tomorrow night, I'm sure it will
be a wonderful experience.
This fits in well with yesterdays post as a follow on and I have
many more Chris Abrahams related posts planned for the future.