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Features

Tuesday, December 7 2010

The Best Jazz of 2010

Jazz is working all the angles these days. Is there any other genre that has as much range -- from solo instruments to big bands, from instrumental to vocal, from European musicians to both North and South Americans, from truly pretty music to raucously avant-garde "noise"?


Tuesday, February 24 2009

Mirror Twins: Conversations with Nels and Alex Cline

Although their careers have some similarities, the twin composers and songwriters aren't as similar as it seems, covering everything from the monastic to the chaotic.


Monday, August 13 2007

A Desire to Make Sound: The Arrival of Creative Guitar God Nels Cline

The jazz guitarist -- with Wilco, his trios, or anyone else -- opens up a conversation about how to keep this music living.


Sunday, December 10 2006

Best Jazz of 2006

Will Layman's list of the year's best jazz records, a hearty baker's dozen, includes iconoclasts, eccentrics, avant-gardists, and some downright swingers.


Reviews

Wednesday, May 8 2013

Nels Cline / Elliott Sharp: Open the Door

Originally recorded in 1999, this interesting, thorny guitar-duo record is finally seeing the light of day.


Wednesday, November 3 2010

Nels Cline: Dirty Baby

Just when I thought Nels Cline couldn't get any more challenging or confrontational, he goes and makes an album like this.


Tuesday, March 17 2009

Nels Cline: Coward / Alex Cline: Continuation

The drum-and-guitar playing brothers release simultaneous solo projects on the great West Coast jazz label.


Thursday, December 14 2006

Nels Cline: New Monastery

Underground PoMo avant shenanigans put an extra shine on some timeless left-field jazz classics.


Tuesday, February 7 2006

Nels Cline/Wally Shoup/Chris Corsano: Immolation/Immersion

Those wanting to further explore Cline's music would do well to ease into things. For most, that means a disc like this probably ought to sit on the shelf for a while.


Blogs

Thursday, May 29 2014

RBMA - A Night of Round Robin Duets (Photos) & Conversation with D'Angelo (Video)

The Red Bull Music Academy brings unique performances, parties and conversations to New York for a full month since last May. Enjoy photos from the Round Robin and video from a conversation with D'Angelo.


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