Initiate, the Singers’ fourth release and Cline’s seventh as a leader for Cryptogramophone, approaches the concept of Yin and Yang with a series of firsts for both the group and its intrepid leader, slyly dubbed by JazzTimes as “The World’s Most Dangerous Guitarist.” Initiate, in a beautifully designed, six-panel digipak featuring Simon Norfolk’s gorgeous photographs of the world’s largest machine (the Large Hadron Collider at CERN) is Cline’s first double album, with its second disc culled from a September 2009 performance at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco, the Singers’ first live recording. Nels Cline Singers are Nels Cline (guitar), Scott Amendola (drums, electronics) and Devin Hoff (bass). Guests on the live disc include Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto), Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), John Dieterich (Deerhoof) and Satomi Matsuzaki (Deerhoof).
Nels will also make his Village Vanguard debut as a sideman with his longtime friend and musical associate violinist Jenny Scheinman [a JamBase fave along with Nels and his Singers] with her band Mischief and Mayhem July 13-18.
Nels Cline Singers Tour Dates Nels with Jenny Scheinman
06/08 Sao Paolo, Brazil | Bourbon Street Music Club
06/10 Buenos Aires, Argentina | La Trastienda
06/12 Santiago, Chile | Teatro Oriente
07/01 Quincy, CA | High Sierra Music Festival
07/06 New York, NY | (le) poisson rouge
07/07 Philadephia, PA | Johnny Brenda’s
07/08 Washington, DC | Black Cat
08/13-15 North Adams, MA | Mass MoCA – Solid Sound Festival
07/13-18 New York, NY | The Village Vanguard
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Nels with Jenny Scheinman
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