Internationally acclaimed jazz trio The Necks will be playing Wed 6 Feb at Byron Bay. Heralded by London’s The Guardian and The Telegraph as extraordinary feats of improvisation hypnosis, eminent British music commentator Richard Williams describes their sound as “the new music I would find it hardest to do without”.
The group has played together for since the 1980’s, achieving cult status around the world for their trademark, hour-long improvisations. Experimental in nature, The Necks push the envelope of contemporary jazz music, conjuring their own, distinct brand of sound which some have termed ‘trance jazz’.
They are touring the country at the moment and will be bringing their wash of sound and energy to the Byron Bay Community Centre for one night only.
In the meantime, pour yourself a glass of something mellow and settle in for this brain tingling teaser.
Wednesday, 6 February 2012
Words Estelle Pigot