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

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    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


  • 4.18.8 Nels Cline in Studio for Coward

    Nels recording

    Nels recording

    I barely made it!!! Nels had been in the studios daily since the 15th. Am I getting jaded, or starting to take Nels for granted? I heard about this concept of Coward, the solo album since January. I honestly can’t really keep up with What Nels is up to at all time. Only later I’d find out that this was his first solo project (right?). I dragged myself there at Catasonic Studios in Echo Park and barely keeping myself awake (as usual.) I had a lot of ‘cuties’, the California’s version of clementines. What’s the story with clementines anyway? Aren’t they oranges? But I digress.

    Again, regretfully, this night was the only time I made it to see Nels’s recording. I usually am more diligent than this in following his projects. I was running low on energy and budget. I did my best at what’s I had. 

    Nels's corner

    Nels's corner

    Nels showing me the toys

    Nels showing me the toys

    Nels listening to playback

    Nels listening to playback

    Nels recording

    Nels recording

    Nels

    Nels

    Nels at the board

    Nels at the board with Mark Wheaton

    Nels and Mark Wheaton of Catasonic

    Nels and Mark Wheaton of Catasonic

    Nels with the drum buddy

    Nels with the drum buddy


  • 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