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The Vortex City Sessions at Bishopsgate Institute: The Necks
Chris Abrahams (piano)
Lloyd Swanton (bass)
Tony Buck (drums)
"The Necks are masters" The Guardian
"entirely unique" Jez Nelson, BBC Jazz on 3
Following three sold-out shows in November 2013, The Necks return to London for a very special one-off show in one of their favourite venues - the beautiful Bishopsgate Institute.
Together for 25 years the Australian cult trio, The Necks, have enthralled audiences worldwide with their compelling style of improvisation. Defying orthodox description, not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz, their music is regularly described internationally as, simply, unique.
Every Necks' performance is a singular event, entirely improvised and working with the acoustics of the room. Featuring lengthy pieces of long-form improvisation which build in a mesmerising, epic fashion frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove, their performances are never less than phenomenal.
"Absolutely riveting...how 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
"One of the greatest bands in the world" New York Times