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Nels Cline

Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Born: 1956    


Nels Cline is one of the most versatile, imaginative and original guitarists active today. Combining breathtaking technique with an informed musical intelligence, Cline displays a mastery of guitar expression that encompasses delicate lyricism, sonic abstractions, and skull-crunching flights of fancy, inspiring Jazz Times to call him, “The World’s Most Dangerous Guitarist.”

Born in Los Angeles in 1956, his earliest musical influences included Jim “Roger” McGuinn, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, John Fahey and Duane Allman. Later these giants as well of those of jazz, jazz/rock, punk and the improvising avant-garde twisted his head around. Cline claims his most valuable music training came from his work with bassist/multi-instrumentalist Eric von Essen, with whom he performed as a duo from 1977 until von Essen’s untimely death in 1997....
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    Woodstock Sessions, Vol. 2

    Burnside Records
    2014
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    Macroscope

    Mack Avenue Records
    2014
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    Ocean Above Your Heads

    Starlight Furniture
    2013
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    Racy

    Atavistic
    2013
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    Open The Door

    Atavistic
    2012
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    Jazz Free

    Atavistic
    2012
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    Elevating Device

    Sounds Are Active
    2010
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Macroscope

Mack Avenue Records (2014)

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