For Nels and Alex Cline (an Avant-Jazz Fraternity)... this birthday celebration is only the fourth time that the twins have had the opportunity to perform as a duo ! ! “Their blend of modern classical and new jazz combines a rigor of composition and fluency of improvisation that is simply... terribly beautiful.” —Melody Maker.
A few comments... Peter Erskine says: “Alex Cline has a musical sensibility and sensitivity that belong to another time... when ‘time’ really counted.” / Rolling Stone named Nels as “one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” / Alex conjectured: “Somehow, the idea of hearing two identical twin brothers just kind of whip it out, with total spontaneity —I think might have its charm.” / From All Music Guide: “Alex Cline has always been more than just a drummer. He is an orchestrator of sounds.” / Nels on Alex: "My brother's aesthetic has always been rather cosmic.”
We are privileged to present this rarified event.
“Concerts and Conversations with Southern California Jazz Legends” made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
- Alex Clinedrums
- Nels Clineguitar