Nels Cline Announces New Quartet & Debut Album ‘Currents, Constellations’

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Wilco guitarist Nels Cline has announced the upcoming release of Currents, Constellations on Blue Note Records. The album due out April 13 marks the debut of the newly revealed project The Nels Cline 4.

Rounding out The Nels Cline 4 are guitarist Julian Lage, drummer Tom Rainey and bassist Scott Colley. The record features seven Cline originals and a cover of The Jimmy Giuffre 3’s arrangment of Carla Bley’s “Temporarily.”

Originally titled “Jazz Fusion Composition,” the first song shared by The Nels Cline 4 is renamed track “Imperfect 10.”

“I think a couple of the guys are disappointed that it’s not still called that,” Cline said. “It’s a straightforward rockin’ tune that’s fun to play. I suggested this beat to Tom that he does periodically, and once we started that it was off to the races.”

Watch the video for “Imperfect 10” below:

Currents, Constellations Tracklist

  1. Furtive
  2. Swing Ghost ’59
  3. Imperfect 10
  4. As Close As That
  5. Amenette
  6. Temporarily
  7. River Mouth (Parts 1 & 2)
  8. For Each, A Flower

Tour Dates for
Nels Cline

  • Dec
    29
    2018
  • Feb
    11
    2019
  • Feb
    13
    2019
  • Feb
    20
    2019
  • Jun
    12
    2019
  • Jun
    13
    2019
  • Jun
    16
    2019
  • Jun
    18
    2019
  • Jun
    19
    2019
  • Jun
    20
    2019
    • Portal de Lasarte Kalea, 01007
    • Vitoria-Gasteiz
    • Spain
    Jun
    21
    2019
    • 87 Marshall Street
    • North Adams, MA 01247
    • United States
    Jun
    28
    2019