NEM#146: Nels Cline Writes Jazz Fusion (And Plays Guitar for Wilco)
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Though best known as lead guitarist for Wilco since 2004, Nels has recorded 30+ instrumental albums, often as band leader. We discuss "Headdress" by The Nels Cline Singers from Share the Wealth (2020), "The Nomad’s Home" from Coward (2009), and "Fives & Sixes" from his first solo release, Angelica (1987). We conclude by listening to "Imperfect Ten" by The Nels Cline 4 from From Currents, Constellations (2018). Intro: "You Are My Face" by Wilco from Sky Blue Sky (2007), co-written with Jeff Tweedy. More at nelscline.com. Hear more Nakedly Examined Music. Like our Facebook page. Support us on Patreon. Sponsors: Get 15% off an annual membership at MasterClass.com/examined. Visit nebia.com/nem and use code NEM for 15% off your shower upgrade.The post NEM#146: Nels Cline Writes Jazz Fusion (And Plays Guitar for Wilco) first appeared on The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast.
It’s 2021 and Aquarium Drunkard’s Transmissions podcast is back. Every Wednesday, your host Jason P. Woodbury sits down with a fascinating guest for a rolling conversation about art, process, and inspiration. To kick off our new season, we’re joined by Nels Cline. Known for his many varied solo projects, work in Wilco, and a long history of collaboration with artists like Yoko Ono, John Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith, Medeski, Martin, and Wood, and many more. His latest work, out now via the legendary Blue Note label, is called Share the Wealth. Backed up by the Nels Cline Singers—punk jazz saxophonist Skerik, keyboardist Brian Marsell, bassist Trevor Dunn, drummer Scott Amendola and Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista—it features the heavier side of Cline’s playing, but also his signature fluidity and extended jams. Cline joined us to explore the new record, discuss what being off the road has been like, and talk about his early days: falling in love with collaboration alongside his twin brother Alex, working in record stores, and how his life changed when he joined Wilco.
El guitarrista Nels Cline i el seu nou àlbum, "Share the wealth"
Música que sona al programa:"Swing ghost '59", "River mouth" i "Temporarily" (de l'àlbum "Currents, Constellations", 2017)Nels Cline, guitarra; Julian Lage, guitarra; Scott Colley, baix; Tom Rainey, bateria"Blues too" i "Racy" (de l'àlbum "Room", 2014)Nels Cline i Julian Lage, guitarres"Glad to be unhappy" i "Snare, girl" (de l'àlbum "Lovers", 2016)Nels Cline, guitarra; "Beam Spiral" i "Passed down" (de l'àlbm "Share the wealth", 2020)The Nels Cline Singers: Skerik, saxo; Brian Marsella, teclats; Trevor Dunn, baix; Scott Amendola, bateria; Cyro Baptista, percussions"Laila to Laila" (de l'àlbum "Song of Lahore", 2015)Nels Cline, guitarra; Sachal Ensemble
Nels Cline joins us on this week’s podcast to discuss his new double-album on Blue Note, Share the Wealth. Share the Wealth finds Nels alongside the powerhouse lineup of Scott Amendola, Skerik, Trevor Dunn, Brian Marsella and Cyro Baptista. Inspired by the cut-up recording methods of Os Mutantes and influenced at least a bit by Miles Davis' electric period, it's one of his wildest projects to date. During our chat, we also talk gear (including the guitar that is closest to his heart while he’s quarantining during the pandemic, his pedal board and more), collaborator Julian Lage, forthcoming Wilco recordings and more. It’s a fun conversation with a Fretboard Journal favorite. Check out some of our previous features with Nels: His interview with Ralph Towner for our 39th issue, our cover story on him in the FJ #37 (part one, part two), and our podcast with Nels and Lage. Support what we do with a subscription to the Fretboard Journal magazine: digital / PDF subscription / keepsake print subscription. The Fretboard Journal Podcast is sponsored by Mono Cases and Folkway Music.
Nels Cline talks America in 2020, music-making and performing during a pandemic, the Nels Cline Singers’ wonderful, unclassifiable new album, Share the Wealth, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad's Donuts. Support Black Women United YEG. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/kreative-kontrol.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
La Montaña Rusa 44.2020. Miles Davis Septet. Okan Ersan. Bobby Previte, Jamie Saft & Nels Cline. Sergi Sirvent & David Viñolas. Craig Taborn, David King & Reid Anderson. Stefan Huth.
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En este episodio 44.2020 de La Montaña Rusa:Miles Davis Septet. Live in Tokyo, 1973.Okan Ersan. Nibiru, 2019.Bobby Previte, Jamie Saft, Nels Cline. Music from the Early 21st Century, 2020.Sergi Sirvent & David Viñolas. Recreacions tímbriques: de Mompou a Bartók Vol.II, 2020.Craig Taborn, David King, and Reid Anderson. Golden Valley Is Now, 2019.Stefan Huth. Time, 2020.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy
Our guest on this episode is the incredible Nels Cline. As a longtime fan of Nels, he was listed among the first names on the wishlist I created when this podcast began. Our good friends at Fretboard Journal introduced us and this episode was happening! Over the years I was too intimidated to speak with Nels when I was within arm's length, even. It turns out he's one of the easiest folks you could ever hope to speak with. The Nels Cline Singers have a new album coming out (PREORDER HERE) which I have ordered and highly recommend you do, too. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Thank you for listening and for your continued support! If you enjoy the Couch Riffs Podcast and/or the videos we are producing please consider supporting us with a monthly pledge of as little as .99/month! You can do that HERE at anchor.fm/couch-riffs. Also, don't forget to visit couchriffs.com to find a hub for all things Couch Riffs: videos, podcasts, and a link to our Etsy Store where you can pick up a 100% Couch Riffs t-shirt or stylish trucker hat. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/couch-riffs/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/couch-riffs/support
For those exclusively familiar with Nels Cline’s work as the guitar player for Wilco, Spinning Creature may come as a kind of surprise. But well before the musician began playing with the indie rock juggernaut, he was never afraid to let his freak flag fly. A student of jazz and the New York rock and avant garde scenes that gave birth to legends like John Zorn and Sonic Youth, much of Cline’s work is a sort of musical 180 from the band. CUP, a duo that finds him collaborating with Cibo Matto alum (and his wife) Yuka Honda, mines deep veins of experimental pop. Following the release of the band’s debut last fall, Cline sat down to discuss his musical history, the ups and downs of the gig economy and finding his voice as a musician.