• 1.14.9 Nels Cline Singers at Largo, Los Angeles

    Largo January 14, 2009 Los Angeles, CALargo January 14, 2009 Los Angeles, CA
    Devin Hoff

    Devin Hoff

     

    Scott AmendolaScott Amendola   

    Devin

    Devin Hoff

    Devin Hoff

    Devin Hoff

    Nels Cline

    Nels Cline

    Nels

    Nels

    Scott

    Scott

    Scott and Devin

    Scott and Devin

    Devin

    Devin

    Guest appearance - Jon Brion

    Guest appearance - Jon Brion


  • 1.10.9 Mouthfull / As A People : Red Devil Lounge San Francisco

     Coat check in pre-showCoat check in pre-show
    Nathan Ling - As A People

    Nathan Link - As A People

    Adam Yas - As A People

    Adam Yas - As A People

    Nigel Sussman - As A People

    Nigel Sussman - As A People

    Nels Cline pre-show

    Nels Cline pre-show

    Steve Mackay

    Steve Mackay

    Herman Green

    Herman Green

    Nels Cline

    Nels Cline

    Scott Amendola, Susan, Devin Hoff after show

    Scott Amendola, Susan, Devin Hoff after show

    Mike Watt after show

    Mike Watt after show


  • 11.21.8 SF with the ROVA/Nels Cline Celestial Septet – Recording Session

    Sheet MusicSheet Music
    Larry Ochs listens to playback with engineer

    Larry Ochs listens to playback with engineer

    Scott

    Scott

    Larry Ochs

    Larry Ochs

    Nels

    Nels

    Scott

    Scott

    Devin

    Devin

    Nels

    Nels

    Bruce Ackley

    Bruce Ackley

    Bruce Ackley talks with Jon Raskin

    Bruce Ackley talks with Jon Raskin

    Larry Ochs

    Larry Ochs

    Devin

    Devin

    Devin Hoff, Larry Ochs, and Nels Cline

    Devin Hoff, Larry Ochs, and Nels Cline

    Recording view

    Recording view


  • 11.20.8 Berkeley with ROVA/Nels Cline Celestial Septet at the Freight and Salvage

    Devin's shadowDevin’s shadow
    Devin Hoff and Steve Adams

    Devin Hoff and Steve Adams

    Bruce Ackley

    Bruce Ackley

    Scott

    Scott

    Scott

    Scott

    Scott

    Scott

    Scott

    Scott

    Steve Adams

    Steve Adams

    Larry Ochs

    Larry Ochs

    Bruce Ackley

    Bruce Ackley

    Jon Raskin and Larry Ochs

    Jon Raskin and Larry Ochs

    Nels Cline

    Nels Cline

    Larry Ochs

    Larry Ochs


  • 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


  • 9.1.8 Angel City Jazz Festival with Nels Cline Quintet

    The first annual Los Angeles’s own jazz festival lined up with local favorites of musical groups and artists alike. I was excited to go. A lot of people I adore were playing. I didn’t expect to run into so many people I used to know, sorta know, and should have already known. It was a sweet family friendly (but not in a lame way) event. 

    Well, I just failed to find any photos from this day. This is incredible. I DID take pictures, didn’t I? I know I did some footage I haven’t gotten around to editing yet. I’ll just install a placeholder here until further notice.


  • 6.29.8 The Watt from Pedro Show with Devin Hoff

    Watt on TWFPS

     

    Watt on TWFPS

     

    Devin

    Devin

    Thalia

    Thalia

    Devin

    Devin


  • 4.11.8 Xiu Xiu at the Echo

    I only heard of this band Xiu Xiu because my dearest bassist friend Devin Hoff had joined them last year. They finally were in town for a show, I was looking forward, as always, to hang with Devin.I wanted to see this group purely in the context of the Devin’s world. So far my view was only limited to his involvement with Nels Cline Singers. On drums/percussion was Ches Smith, the drummer Devin has the Good for Cows band with were also in the band. I met Ches on a couple of occasion but never really acquainted with him personally. Only by associations and word of mouth, I know that Ches and Devin are definitely a force.

    The Echo venue has never been an ideal photo location for me. There’s no way for me to get a good angle without bringing a ladder. Even that, the lighting is poor – even at my standard. The most I could do was to only focus on the person with the most lights, usually it’s the leader of the group. Drummers never get any lighting love in this place.

     

    Xiu Xiu - Jamie

    Xiu Xiu - Jamie

    Multi instrumentalist Caralee

    Multi instrumentalist Caralee

    Xiu Xiu Jamie

    Xiu Xiu Jamie

    Devin Hoff working the merchandise table

    Devin Hoff working the merchandise table

    sudden duty of watching the merchandises

    sudden duty of watching the merchandises


  • 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