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Nels Cline

Nels Cline
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Nels Courtney Cline (born January 4, 1956 in Los Angeles) is an American guitarist and composer. He first came to prominence in the 80s 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, Thurston Moore, and Wilco (the latter as a full-time member since 2004). He also leads the groups the Nels Cline Singers and Nels Cline Trio.
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Bobby Previte — Rhapsody Bobby Previte — Rhapsody
(RareNoise RNR090, 2018, CD)
Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York — Fukushima Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York — Fukushima
(Libra 214-044, 2017, CD)
Nels Cline — Lovers Nels Cline — Lovers
(Blue Note 00602547899392, 2016, 2CD)
Adam Rudolph / Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra — Turning towards the Light Adam Rudolph / Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra — Turning towards the Light
(Cuneiform Rune 406, 2015, CD)
Cibo Matto — Hotel Valentine Cibo Matto — Hotel Valentine
(Chinmera No. 24, 2014, CD)
The Nels Cline Singers — Macroscope The Nels Cline Singers — Macroscope
(Mack Avenue MAC1085C, 2014, CD)
Bobby Previte — Terminals Bobby Previte — Terminals
(Canteloupe CA21102, 2014, CD)
Thollem / Parker / Cline — The Gowanus Session Thollem / Parker / Cline — The Gowanus Session
(Porter PRCD-4068, 2012, CD)
The Jeff Gauthier Goatette — Open Source The Jeff Gauthier Goatette — Open Source
(Cryptogramophone CG145, 2012, CD)
Nels Cline / Elliott Sharp — Open the Door Nels Cline / Elliott Sharp — Open the Door
(Public Eyesore PE121, 2012, CD)
Rova & Nels Cline Singers — The Celestial Septet Rova & Nels Cline Singers — The Celestial Septet
(New World 80708-2, 2010, CD)
Nels Cline — Dirty Baby Nels Cline — Dirty Baby
(Cryptogramophone CG 142, 2010, 2CD)
The Nels Cline Singers — Initiate The Nels Cline Singers — Initiate
(Cryptogramophone CG143, 2010, 2CD)
Nels Cline — Coward Nels Cline — Coward
(Cryptogramophone CG 141, 2009, CD)
Wadada Leo Smith — Spiritual Dimensions Wadada Leo Smith — Spiritual Dimensions
(Cuneiform Rune 290/291, 2009, 2CD)
The Jeff Gauthier Goatette — House of Return The Jeff Gauthier Goatette — House of Return
(Cryptogramophone CG139, 2008, CD)
Nels Cline / Andrea Parkins/ Tom Rainey — Downpour Nels Cline / Andrea Parkins/ Tom Rainey — Downpour
(Victo cd 104, 2007, CD)
The Nels Cline Singers — Draw Breath The Nels Cline Singers — Draw Breath
(Cryptogramophone CG133, 2007, CD)
Nels Cline / Wally Shoup / Greg Campbell — Suite: Bittersweet Nels Cline / Wally Shoup / Greg Campbell — Suite: Bittersweet
(Strange Attractors SAAH053, 2007, LP)
Nels Cline — New Monastery: A View into the Music of Andrew Hill Nels Cline — New Monastery: A View into the Music of Andrew Hill
(Cryptogramophone CG130, 2006, CD)
The Jeff Gauthier Goatette — One and the Same The Jeff Gauthier Goatette — One and the Same
(Cryptogramophone CG128, 2006, CD)
Scott Amendola Band — Believe Scott Amendola Band — Believe
(Cryptogramophone CG 123, 2005, CD)
Nels Cline / Wally Shoup / Chris Corsano — Immolation / Immersion Nels Cline / Wally Shoup / Chris Corsano — Immolation / Immersion
(Strange Attractors SAAH039, 2005, CD)
Nels Cline / Andrea Parkins / Tom Rainey — Ash and Tabula Nels Cline / Andrea Parkins / Tom Rainey — Ash and Tabula
(Atavistic ALP148CD, 2004, CD)
The Nels Cline Singers — The Giant Pin The Nels Cline Singers — The Giant Pin
(Cryptogramophone no#, 2004, CD)
Scott Amendola Band — Cry Scott Amendola Band — Cry
(Cryptogramophone CG 116, 2003, CD)
Various Artists —  156 Strings - Nineteen Totally Original Acoustic Guitarists Various Artists — 156 Strings - Nineteen Totally Original Acoustic Guitarists
(Cuneiform Rune 163, 2002, CD)
The Nels Cline Singers — Instrumentals The Nels Cline Singers — Instrumentals
(Cryptogramophone cg113, 2002, CD)
The Jeff Gauthier Goatette — Mask The Jeff Gauthier Goatette — Mask
(Cryptogramophone CG 112, 2002, CD)
Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith — Yo Miles! Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith — Yo Miles!
(Shanachie 5046, 1998, 2CD)
Joel Harrison — 3 + 3 = 7 Joel Harrison — 3 + 3 = 7
(Nine Winds NWCD 0187, 1996, CD)
Quartet Music — Summer Night Quartet Music — Summer Night
(Delos DE 4010, 1989, CD)
Quartet Music — Window on the Lake Quartet Music — Window on the Lake
(Nine Winds W-0122, 1986, LP)
Quartet Music — Ocean Park Quartet Music — Ocean Park
(Nine Winds NW-0113, 1984, LP)
Nels Cline & Eric von Essen — Elegies Nels Cline & Eric von Essen — Elegies
(Nine Winds NW-0105, 1981, LP)
Quartet Music — Quartet Music Quartet Music — Quartet Music
(Nine Winds NW-0106, 1981, LP)

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