East coast friends – we'll be in Princeton at @mccartertheatre (5/18) + in Boston at @celebrityseries (5/19)! We're very excited to join forces onstage w/ the incredible @joshuaredmanmusic, #SatoshiTakeishi, and #ScottColley. Hope to see you there! 😀 Ticket link in bio.
Currents, Constellations by Nels Cline 4.
A couple years ago, Cline and Julian Lage made a duo album called Room. This release expands on that by adding bass, Scott Colley, and drums, Tom Rainey, into the mix.
After the extremely ambitious Blue Note album, Lovers, this makes a move inside to a comfortable Jazz-ish, uh, maybe, Foyer.
The interplay between Cline and Lage is a wonder, with them trading off between melody and harmony parts like long lost conjoined twins. The feel, and sound, is, as mentioned, fairly traditionally “Jazzy”. The guitarists sprint up and slide down the necks of their guitars, runs peeling off at a speed that would make a Bebopper blush, but still take time to be pretty, on “River Mouth”, and a little sad on, “For Each, a Flower”. #NelsCline#JulianLage#NelsCline4#ScottColley#TomRainey#CurrentsConstellations#TodaysCommuteSoundtrack
n rehearsal with some great guys – @joshuaredmanmusic on tenor sax, #satoshitakeishi on drums, and #scottcolley on bass. Performing May 18 at Princeton's @mccartertheatre and May 19 at @celebrityseries – link in bio for tickets.
#nelscline4 at @lprnyc 4.16.18.
The musicianship displayed last night was otherworldly. These four are absolutely ridiculous. I'm so happy I was there to witness this. Words will never do this show justice. Shot for @weallwantsomeone.
The Nels Cline 4 - Currents, Constellations - 2018. Not only a record from the present century, but today is the official day of release! Nels Cline joins up with Julian Lage on guitar, with Tom Rainey on drums and Scott Colley (who smokes on the opening track, Furtive) on bass. Last year Cline’s Lovers was in my top ten and Julian Lage’s newest trio album, Modern Lore, (which features Scott Colley on bass) has been a constant on my turntable as well as the car. The standout track or at least the one that i keep picking up the needle and going back to is River Mouth that is the longest cut on the album and has an Indian Raga feel to it. I definitely recommend this, especially if you like guitar music. #nelscline4#currentsconstellations#bluenoterecords#nelscline#julianlage#scottcolley#tomrainey#jazzlives#vinylrules
Another stop on memory lane, this time, experienced with my brother @jlyhead 🙏🏼 I was so excited to share this experience with him and hyping up Brian Blade’s magical mastery of the kit, amongst the other jazz masters we were about to see. 76 was making the drive a little tense but as we were nearing the venue, Benson’s “Ode to a Kudu” entered the mix and brought some peace...only to be interrupted by the valet situation. We were a bit disoriented entering the show and to my surprise, it was not Brian Blade but the fantastic @terrilynecarrington blessing the kit. In addition to this, Scott Colley replaced John Patitucci on bass for another wonderful evening of directions in music, hosted by @herbiehancockofficial @groveydean and Michael Brecker 🙏🏼 #hbbdherbie#herbiehancock#royhargrove#michaelbrecker#rip#terrilynecarrington#scottcolley#jazzatthekimmel#directionsinmusic#brothers#formativeexperience#lookee_hear