• 11.19.8 SF with Nels Cline Singers – Cafe De Nord

    Nels Cline Singers - before show

    Nels Cline Singers - before show

    Devin Hoff

    Devin Hoff

    Devin

    Devin

    Devin and Nels

    Devin and Nels

    David Breskin

    David Breskin

    Nels Cline with Members of Deerhoof Greg Saunier and Satomi Matsuzaki

    Nels Cline with Members of Deerhoof Greg Saunier and Satomi Matsuzaki

    Scott Amendola with Eric McFadden

    Scott Amendola with Eric McFadden

    Devin

    Devin

    Scott

    Scott

    Nels

    Nels


  • 9.21.8 Bill Frisell & Nels Cline at Henry Miller- Big Sur, CA

    Nels Cline and Bill Frisell - Big SurNels Cline and Bill Frisell – Big Sur

    When I heard that Nels will be playing with Bill Frisell in Big Sur , I freaked out. Luckily I could (easily) coerce my friends Phebbie and Josh to all attend as we would already be in Santa Cruz that weekend. It was, as I insisted mentally, necessary to be there – to realign the construction of our consciousness – on behalf of ourselves and as witness for humanity. What more could you dream of than being in the middle of beautiful Big Sur’s grand surrounding of giant redwoods listening to Frisell, Nels, and then BOTH? 

    Nels solo

    Nels solo

     

     

    Bill solo

    Bill solo

    Nes and Bill duo

    Nes and Bill duo

    Nels and Bill

    Nels and Bill

    Bill and Nels

    Bill and Nels

     

    Event Promoter, Producer - Ian Brennan

    Event Promoter, Producer - Ian Brennan

    David Breskin and Bill Frisell after show

    David Breskin and Bill Frisell after show

    Bill Frisell, David Breskin, Nels Cline, and Carla Bozolich

    Bill Frisell, David Breskin, Nels Cline, and Carla Bozolich


  • 1.24-31.8 “Dirty Baby” recording session with Nels Cline composer, David Breskin producer, and Ron Saint Germain engineer

    Nels listens to the playback

    Nels listens to the playback

     

    Going into this recording session, I knew immediately I was in on a very significant project. With my busy schedule of working full time, training afterward for a few hours each day, I still managed to show up to this most nights except the first one when Jon Brion and a ton of others were on the one day/side A session. But for the rest of 7 days, luckily for me, sessions like this go on a little late.  As long as I can physically reach the studio couch in Burbank, I’d be fine & happy.

     

    Nels Cline in recording session

    Nels Cline in recording session

     

    Nels was commissioned to write 39 pieces of music to accompany a series of painting be Ed Ruscha. It is to be released in 2 CDs along with the reproduction of the paintings in a form of a book. David Breskin – producer/poet – was writing poetry for each piece of painting. Musicians Scott Amendola, Devin HoffAlex ClineVinny GoliaDan ClucasJeff GauthierJessica Catron, Jeremy DrakeBrad Dutz, were the ones I caught up with. 

    It has to be one of my favorite moments of the year.

     

    Jeremy Drake's hand and guitar

    Jeremy Drake's hand and guitar

    Jeremy Drake - guitar

    Jeremy Drake - guitar

    Jessica Catron on Cello

    Jessica Catron on Cello

    Brad Dutz on vibe

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    Dan Clucas on trumpet

    Dan Clucas on trumpet

    Devin Hoff - bassist

    Devin Hoff - bassist

    Jeff Gauthier - violin

    Jeff Gauthier - violin

    Alex Cline - percussion

    Alex Cline - percussion

    Scott Amendola - drums

    Scott Amendola - drums

    studying the chart

    studying the chart