Nels Cline Interview


For his latest musical endeavor, Nels Cline 4, Cline has once again partnered up with longtime collaborator Julian Lage, a child prodigy guitar player who started turning heads at only eight years old in 1995. Rounding out the quartet in the rhythm section is bassist Scott Colley and drummer Tom Rainey. The Nels Cline 4 released its debut album Currents, Constellations earlier this year and despite the members’ busy schedules, have found time to hit the road and perform some live versions of the tracks. As is customary with many jazz performances, the Nels Cline 4 live show is likely to contain a healthy amount of improvisation, taking the versions that fans have been listening to on the record and turning them upside down.