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The Necks

Jez Nelson presents a gig performed by improvising trio the Necks at London's Cafe Oto. The ensemble features Chris Abrahams (piano), Lloyd Swanton (bass) and Tony Buck (drums).

Jez Nelson presents a gig by The Necks, recorded during their three-day residency at London's Café Oto.

This Sydney-based trio often seems to elicit superlatives: unique according to The Wire, the New York Times has proclaimed them 'the best band in the world' and their distinctive brand of slowly-evolving, minimal groove has won them a cult following - no mean feat for an ensemble built mostly on improvisation.

Together now for 25 years, Chris Abrahams (piano) Lloyd Swanton (bass) and Tony Buck (drums) return once more to Café Oto and to Jazz on 3.

First broadcast 11/11/2013

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton and Chris Elcombe.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • London Jazz Festival Live Launch Preview

    • Medeski Martin & Wood

      Jelly Belly (Live in Prague)

      Composer: John Medeski / William Martin / Christopher Wood

  • The Necks Interview

    With questions from the fans

  • The Necks recorded at Cafe OTO, London on 5 November 2013

    • Line up: Chris Abrahams (piano); Lloyd Swanton (double bass); Tony Buck (drums)

      The music is entirely improvised

    • The Necks


      Composer: Chris Abrahams / Lloyd Swanton / Tony Buck

  • New Release

    • Arve Henriksen

      Le Cimitière Marin

      Composer: Arve Henriksen / Jan Bang / Erik Honoré

      • Places of Worship.
      • Rune Grammofon.


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