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Event Archive - Winterruption 2009: The Necks

Sat. February 21st 2009 Performance Works (All Ages)
$25/20 Students, Seniors, Jazz Friends*
Tickets at: Coastal Jazz Hotline: 604.872.5200, All Ticketmaster Locations, Highlife Records
Presented by: Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad/ Olympiade Culturelle, Bell Canada, Granville island,Tom Lee Music, Granville Island Brewery
he Necks are one of the great cult bands of Australia. The Guardian (UK) calls them “one of the most extraordinary groups on the planet…they produce a post-jazz, post-rock, post-everything sonic experience that has few rivals…a thrilling, emotional journey.” In short, Chris Abrahams (The Benders, Melanie Oxley) piano/keyboards, Lloyd Swanton (The Catholics, Bernie McGann) bass, and Tony Buck (PERIL, John Zorn) drums, create a riveting, magical sound together that defies categorization. The Necks have released thirteen albums featuring lengthy pieces which slowly unravel in the most intoxicating fashion, frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove. calls the trio’s recent release Mosquito/See Through “astonishing music which will take you out of yourself, and bring you back one or two hours later refreshed and re-energized.”


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The Necks

The Necks are one of the great cult bands of Australia. With next to no publicity, their fourteen albums have sold in their thousands. Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums), and Lloyd Swanton (bass) conjure a chemistry together that defies description in orthodox terms. These three musicians are among the most respected and in-demand in A... more info
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