The Necks – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – March 2nd, 2017
The Necks

The Necks

Thu, March 2, 2017

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 18 and over

The Necks
The Necks
The Necks are one of the great cult bands of Australia.

Chris Abrahams (piano), Tony Buck (drums), and Lloyd Swanton (bass) conjure a chemistry together that defies description in orthodox terms.

Featuring lengthy pieces which slowly unravel in the most mesmerising fashion, frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove, the eighteen albums by The Necks stand up to re-listening time and time again.

The deceptive simplicity of their music throws forth new charms on each hearing. Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz, the music of The Necks is possibly unique in the world today.

Chris Abrahams - piano
Tony Buck - drums
Lloyd Swanton - bass

"Absolutely three musicians can sound like eighteen is a mystery... extraordinary magical sounds emerged from the ensemble...the way The Necks do this with acoustic instruments is nothing short of miraculous" FINANCIAL TIMES (UK)

"At around the 100-year point in jazz's evolution, conjuring new spirits out of old spells is a difficult mojo to work. But people are doing it - a case in point is The Necks" JAZZ TIMES (USA)

"I think the new music I would find it hardest to do without, fifty years after Kind of Blue, is that produced by The Necks... A piano trio, but not like any other piano trio you have heard... There is a great deal of joy in The Necks' music, and it is the more rewarding for being hard-won... Kind of Blue's legacy is apparent in the ease with which The Necks exploit the spaces that were opened up for them all those years ago: spaces in harmony, rhythm and melody, but also spaces in the mind" RICHARD WILLIAMS - THE BLUE MOMENT: MILES DAVIS' KIND OF BLUE AND THE REMAKING OF MODERN MUSIC

The Necks’ tour has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618