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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...

Initial Initiate Intel In!

Indubitably... 'INTENSELY FUNKY": All About Jazz "SANDINISTA!": All About Jazz "YIN AND YANG": Audiophile Audition "INHIBITION AT THE DOOR": Boston Globe "WON'T INDUCE SLEEP": The Daily Athenaeum "INTRICATE CONTRAPUNTAL MANEUVERS": Dusted "IN TRUE NELS FASHION": Greenleaf Music "INTERIOR MONOLOGUES...

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...

Happy Birthday, Shrimper

Be it Fabian or Pat Boone serving as a clean cut kid’s introduction to the real rock & roll music of Little Richard & Charlie Feathers, or ‘The Boss’ inadvertently turning young kids onto the fury of Suicide & Albert...

New DOUBLE Nels Cline Singers CD Info Announced -- Whoo-Hoo!

The concept of duality has been a defining characteristic of guitarist Nels Cline since he first emerged in the late 1970s. On one hand, there's the harmonically sophisticated, compositionally rich Nels, who contributed to jazz recordings by everyone from Tim...

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