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THE NELS CLINE SINGERS: An Oral History (4 of 4)

PART LAST: “WE WILL ENDEAVOR TO SWING” (2007-Now) February 2007: Nels Cline is voted the #4 “New Guitar God” by Jann Wenner’s struggling indie ‘zine Rolling Stone: THE AVANT-ROMANTIC For many rock-guitar fiends, the oldest guitarist on this list is...

THE NELS CLINE SINGERS: An Oral History (3 of 4)

PART III: “INTO IT” (2004-2007) In early 2004, the Singers add a new word to their already-expansive vocabulary: wil•co \ˈwil-(ˌ)kō\ interj [will comply] (ca. 1938) – used especially in radio and signaling to indicate that a message received will be...

THE NELS CLINE SINGERS: An Oral History (2 of 4)

PART II: “I CHANGED MY STRINGS IN SHAME” (2001-2004) NELS CLINE: “I knew I wanted an upright bassist in the new trio.” (Interview, 3/05/10) DEVIN HOFF: “I’m an anarchist, so my motto would be: ‘Everything for Everyone.’” (Interview, 3/11/10) SCOTT...

THE NELS CLINE SINGERS: An Oral History (1 of 4)

Having just celebrated our 10th anniversary here at the Crypto Nerve Center, we have another milestone upon us: The Nels Cline Singers are also reaching their first decade (and four albums’ worth) of delicate lyricism, groove-laden fuzz-funk workouts and face-melting...

ANGEL CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2009: Got Monk?

I wanted to play my own chords. I wanted to create and invent on little jobs. Thelonious Sphere Monk It’s easy to forget that one of the originators of bebop had such modest goals in his early years, just as...

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