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Nels Cline: Finding Others

By Published: April 8, 2013
AAJ: If you're a "dabbler," not to make it sound that you're just skimming but if you do a lot of different things, as a whole it can all come together as opposed to being single-minded and say, "This is the only thing I'm going to do."

NC: But I am impressed by people that can do that but they're not like me. Somebody like [saxophonist/composer] John Zorn
John Zorn
John Zorn
sax, alto
has positioned himself in his world, really as an extension of all the artists we're talking about and a very staunch and very clear idea of where he stands and why he does the work that he does, why he constantly working, he only plays his music for the most part until he decides to do a tribute to somebody that he loves. But I'm just in awe of people like that but I also feel that the electric guitar is so malleable that it can slip in and out of a lot of different work and I'm comfortable with that.

Selected Discography

Wilco, The Whole Love (Anti / dBpm, 2011)
Tim Berne/Jim Black/Nels Cline, The Veil (Cryptogramophone, 2011)
Nels Cline, Dirty Baby (Cryptogramophone, 2010)

Nels Cline Singers, Initiate (Cryptogramophone, 2010)
Nels Cline, Coward (Cryptogramophone, 2009)
Huntsville, Eco, Arches, & Eras (Rune Grammofon, 2008)

Wilco, Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch, 2007
Nels Cline, New Monastery: A View into the Music of Andrew Hill (Cryptogramophone, 2006)

Nels Cline Singers, The Giant Pin (Cryptogramophone, 2004)
Nels Cline, Destroy All Nels Cline (Atavistic, 2000)
Nels Cline/Gregg Bendian, Interstellar Space Revisited (Atavistic, 1999)

Photo Credit

Courtesy Nels Cline

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