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The String Section: Nels Cline, Marc Ribot and More


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This show focuses on string players,. It mostly features guitarists and bassists, but it also includes a set of string ensembles backing soloists. Musicians heard on the show include Margaret Slovak, Marc Ribot, Nels Cline, Charles Mingus, and Lenny Breau.


  • Henry Threadgill Sextett "I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from he Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00
  • Gene Ess "Yuki" from Ah-Bop (SIMP) 1:10
  • Alice Coltrane "Blue Nile" from Ptah the El Daoud (Impulse) 8:58
  • Host Speaks 15:58
  • Sigurd Ulveseth Quartet "Dronningen" from Infant Eyes (Taurus) 17:20
  • Jim Dedrick "Spontaneous Blues" from Findings (Self-Produced) 23:39
  • Host Speaks 32:00
  • The Nels Cline Singers "Nightstand" from Share The Wealth (Blue Note) 33:44
  • Sonny Sharrock "As We Used To Sing" from Ask The Ages (M.O.D.) 38:07
  • Host Speaks 45:39
  • Margaret Slovak Trio "Courage, Truth, and Hope" from Ballad For Brad (Self-Produced) 46:42
  • Vitor Pereira Quintet "Individuation" from Jung (Self-Produced) 52:14
  • Host Speaks 58:26
  • Miroslav Vitous "Infinite Search" from Mountain in the Clouds (Collectables) 1:01:06
  • Charles Mingus "Tensions" from Blues and Roots (Rhino) 1:07:51r
  • Host Speaks 1:14:17
  • Chris Potter Underground Orchestra "Lament" from Imaginary Cities (ECM) 1:16:17
  • Steve Kuhn "Promises Kept" from Promises Kept (ECM) 1:24:12
  • Host Speaks 1:29:24
  • Gordon Grdina/Mark Helias/Matthew Shipp "Flutter" from Pathways (Attaboygirl) 1:31:42
  • Henry Grimes Trio "Son Of Alfalfa" from The Call (ESP) 1:35:35
  • Marc Ribot "Pennies From Hell" from Scelsi Morning (Tzadik) 1:38:54
  • Host Speaks 1:43:55
  • Lenny Breau ... "But Beautiful" (excerpt) from 5 o'clock Bells & Mo' Breau (Genes CD) 1:45:01
  • LaVerne Christie Trio "Stardust" from East of the Sun, West of the Moon (Quiescent) 1:45:32
  • Lenny Breau "Days of Wine and Roses" from 5 o'clock Bells & Mo' Breau (Genes CD) 1:50:24
  • The Art Ensemble of Chicago "Odwalla / The Theme" from Selected Recordings (ECM) 1:54:55




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