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Concerts

Jenny Scheinman.

August 17, 2011 Hear the jazz violinist's newest band perform with Nels Cline of Wilco in a live concert recording.

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Studio Sessions

Nels Cline.

December 16, 2013 Hear the guitarist and composer perform songs from Coward in this archived session from 2009.

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Nels Cline Singers

October 1, 2010 Hear a set of richly layered free improvisations and a familiar tune or two.

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December 28, 2009 Cline's new solo album, Coward, is a collection of distorted yet delicate abstractions.

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Interviews & Profiles

Ed Ruscha, David Breskin and Nels Cline

November 24, 2010 With two sides like a record, Dirty Baby is a multimedia project featuring the music of Nels Cline.

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February 15, 2009 The Cline twins, veterans of rock, improvisation and new music, released new albums simultaneously.

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Discover Songs

Nels Cline Singers

June 9, 2010 "Floored" is a groove-driven vehicle for Cline's scurrying, wah-wah- and fuzz-saturated guitar work.

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Nels Cline

April 4, 2010 On Initiate, the guitarist takes us to places where other art forms just can't.

Vijay Iyer

December 6, 2009 In 2009, young talents such as Vijay Iyer were among many who transcended the standard.

Reviews

Nels Cline Singers

June 9, 2010 "Floored" is a groove-driven vehicle for Cline's scurrying, wah-wah- and fuzz-saturated guitar work.

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More Stories

Artist Norton Wisdom

January 10, 2011 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares a few thoughts on what rock can learn from jazz.

Guitarist Nels Cline performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

September 7, 2010 The ever-adaptable guitarist creates challenging and expressive music in the NPR Music offices.

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Sonny Sharrock (pictured here with Linda Sharrock, then his wife) approach his guitar like Albert Ayler played his saxophone — fiercely, yet tenderly out of bounds.

November 3, 2008 Hear five guitarists who eschew standard conventions and approach the guitar as pure sound.

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  • Album: Initiate
  • Artist: The Nels Cline Singers
  • Label: Cryptogramophone
  • Released: 2010
 

Continuation

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  • Album: Continuation
  • Artist: Alex Cline
  • Label: Cryptogramophone
  • Released: 2009
 

Coward

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  • Album: Coward
  • Artist: Nels Cline
  • Label: Cryptogramophone
  • Released: 2009