Nels Cline’s New Offbeat Jazz Album

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Source: WSJ.

In Nels Cline’s new solo album, “Lovers,” the lead guitarist for alt-rock band Wilco puts original compositions alongside show tunes, movie music, experimental jazz and punk-rock covers.

The album includes versions of Henry Mancini’s “The Search for Cat” from the score of the 1961 film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “I Have Dreamed” from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1951 musical “The King and I,” “So Hard It Hurts” by the jazz singer and composer Annette Peacock, and “Snare, Girl” from Sonic Youth’s 1998 album “A Thousand Leaves.”

He started making lists of these songs nearly 30 years ago, and the 18-track instrumental double-album, due Aug. 5, reflects longtime influences, like the mood music of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mandel. He wanted to twist these notions with darker, less-sentimental sides of romance.