爵士三重奏The Necks是澳大利亚最传奇的爵士乐队，他们在欧洲有着相当高的名气，曾经获得ABC古典音乐频道的年度爵士专辑的提名。The Necks倡导实验极简主义的飘忽爵士乐，在看似反复的演奏中在悄无声息的变化。The Necks打破了爵士乐的常规，有时候可能会以一首长达60分钟的即兴作品作为他们现场演出的唯一曲目。英国著名台球大师史蒂夫·戴维斯（Steve Davis）也将The Necks列作心目中的理想乐队。
Chris Abrahams – Piano／钢琴
Tony Buck – Drums／鼓
Lloyd Swanton – Bass／贝司
Chris Abrahams(piano)Lloyd Swanton(bass)Tony Buck(drums)
These men are gods
Michael Gira, Swans
One of the greatest bands in the world
New York Times
The Necks offer a phenomenal musical experience, unlike any piano trio you may have heard. Masters of their own musical language of long-form improvisation, each night they step onto the stage with no pre-conceived ideas of what they will play – they and the audience will go on a sonic journey that is created in the moment and in that room.
Over their 29 years together, they honed an assured process of building around repeated motifs through subtle shifts and layering, to produce an extraordinarily dense and hypnotic effect which builds in a mesmerising, epic fashion …. a trio conjuring an orchestral expanse.
Every Necks’ performance is a singular event, 2 sets of approximately 45 minutes, entirely improvised and working with the acoustics of the room.
The Necks will release their 18th album “Vertigo” in September 2015.
“one of the most extraordinary groups on the planet… a sonic experience that has few parallels or rivals.”
“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”
“The Necks are masters“
BBC Jazz on 3
…” one of the high points of my career, is to say ‘I performed with The Necks’.”
Karl Hyde, Underworld