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THE NECKS – cult jazz trio perform at Street Theatre Tue Feb 19 [FREE PLUG]

By claremcg - 3 February 2008 2

THE NECKS – Tuesday Feb 19 – CANBERRA, The Street Theatre
8pm Tix $15 -$25 Tel: 02 6247 1223
Presented by ANU School of Music www.thestreet.org.au

“The Necks communicate a fierce energy and warmth at the same time. Their music is a thrilling, emotional journey into the unknown.” The Guardian

”Absolutely riveting…how three musicians can sound like eighteen is a mystery.” Financial Times

“The Necks turned the auditorium into a majestic, vibrating cathedral of sound” The Age

Fresh from a hugely successful European tour, including two sell-out shows in London, cult minimalist jazz trio The Necks (Chris Abrahams piano, Lloyd Swanton bass, Tony Buck drums) return to home soil for an eagerly awaited Australian tour.
Fans worldwide of this extraordinary band who have been lucky enough to catch them live will know that no two Necks concerts are the same. For over two decades now, The Necks have been stepping on stage with absolutely nothing pre-arranged, yet have managed to conjure intoxicating sonic journeys, frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove, that often last for up to an hour and leave audiences hypnotized and transformed.
“One of the joys for me, after twenty years of making music with this group, is that we’re still completely unable to predict where our pieces will go. I think that’s one of the things that our audience loves about The Necks,” says bassist Lloyd Swanton.
The Necks have produced 14 critically acclaimed, highly successful albums that have sold in the thousands. They have won two ARIA awards for Best Jazz Album – ‘Chemist’ in 2007 and ‘Drive By’ in 2004 which has also recently been included in The Guardian’s ‘1000 Albums To Hear Before You Die’. Their latest gem, ‘Townsville’ released in Sept 2007 has also been attracting excellent reviews worldwide including The Wire’s (UK) Top Ten Jazz/Improv Releases of 2007.

“Teetering perpetually on the edge of creation, Townsville is a sort of rhapsodic minimalism, as magical in its own way as a ping-pong ball pirouetting on a jet of air” 4 stars – The Independent (UK)

TOUR DATES:
• Tuesday Feb 19 – CANBERRA, The Street Theatre
8pm Tix $15 -$25 Tel: 02 6247 1223
Presented by ANU School of Music www.thestreet.org.au

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astrojax 10:50 am 20 Feb 08

beat me to it, ari. an astounding performance.

the first ‘set’ was a dark piece casting off into unlit territory with the screeching percussion taken up by chris’s astounding sounds from the grand.

the second was a great gift to canberra.

what dudes…

Ari 9:13 am 20 Feb 08

I was mesmerised at this gig last night.

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