Cline, Nels

Cryptogramophone, 2004CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 10.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4-
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The Singers are Devin Hoff (b), Scott Amendola (d, percussion, electronics) and Cline (g, effects). The liner notes suggest this is an “amalgam of spidery jazzoid invention… icy space reverberations…” We tend to agree with this characterization. It is a sort of free fusion that allows Nels to reflect on his past, present and future. There are some great passages musically but the listener will need to be able to engage in the spirit of the session to be fully satisfied.