Nels Cline

Nels Cline

 

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Nels Courtney Cline (born January 4, 1956 in Los Angeles)[1][2] is an American guitarist and composer. He has been the guitarist for the band Wilco since 2004.

He first came to prominence in the 1980s playing jazz, often in collaboration with his twin brother Alex Cline, a drummer. Since then, he has worked with a wide range of musicians in punk and alternative rock, notably Mike Watt and Thurston Moore. He also leads the groups the Nels Cline Singers and Nels Cline Trio.

Cline was named the 82nd greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in November 2011.[3]

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Wilco
 
Lovers
 
Lovers is an album by guitarist Nels Cline which was released in August 2016 on the Blue Note label.
Draw Breath
 
Draw Breath is the third album released by The Nels Cline Singers in 2007.
Dirty Baby
 
Dirty Baby (stylized as DIRTY BABY) is an album by American guitarist Nels Cline performing compositions inspired by Edward Ruscha which was released in October 2010 on the Cryptogramophone label.

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Popular Albums12

Album Appearances & References36

Popular Songs5

Song Appearances & References3

Live Album Appearances & References2

Musical Groups2

Collaborators & Influencers29

Other Music-Related Relationships10

Personal & Professional Relationships3

Awards & Nominations1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles27

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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News Articles6

Nels Cline 4 Share New Album Single, "Swing Ghost ’59"
  –  March 30, 2018
Wilco guitarist and jazz stalwart Nels Cline will release new album Currents, Constellations with his new quartet the Nels Cline 4—which features guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Tom Rainey—on April 13, and today the group shared ...
Nels Cline Announces New Quartet & Debut Album ‘Currents, Constellations’
  –  March 7, 2018
Wilco guitarist Nels Cline has announced the upcoming release of Currents, Constellations on Blue Note Records. The album due out April 13 marks the debut of the newly revealed project The Nels Cline 4. Rounding out The Nels Cline 4 are guitarist Julian ...
Nels Cline 4 Share New Album Single, "Swing Ghost ’59"
  –  March 30, 2018
Wilco guitarist and jazz stalwart Nels Cline will release new album Currents, Constellations with his new quartet the Nels Cline 4—which features guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Tom Rainey—on April 13, and today the group shared ...
The Nels Cline 4 – “Swing Ghost ’59” Video
  –  March 30, 2018
Nels Cline’s latest musical endeavor is the Nels Cline 4, an experimental jazz ensemble that grew out of his collaboration with fellow guitar hero Julian Lage. We heard “Imperfect 10” upon the announcement of their album Currents, Constellations ...
Tuesday Reviewsday: Money Chicha, Nels Cline and Aki Kumar.
  –  March 19, 2018
But you still may be surprised to hear how Nels Cline sounds on “Lovers,” his first album for jazz legacy label Blue Note. Even if you’ve followed his very multi-faceted solo and collaborative career through the years, you may well be surprised to ...
Nels Cline Announces New Quartet & Debut Album ‘Currents, Constellations’
  –  March 7, 2018
Originally titled “Jazz Fusion Composition,” the first song shared by The Nels Cline 4 is renamed track “Imperfect 10.” “I think a couple of the guys are disappointed that it’s not still called that,” Cline said. “It’s a straightforward r ...

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