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Nels Cline


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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Albums

Lovers
Lovers
Blue Note Records
2016
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Room
Room
Mack Avenue Records
2015
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Macroscope
Macroscope
Mack Avenue Records
2014
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Room
Room
Mack Avenue Records
2014
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Woodstock Sessions, Vol. 2
Woodstock Sessions,...
Burnside Records
2014
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Racy
Racy
Atavistic
2013
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