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THE NELS CLINE FOUR

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CANADIAN PREMIERE

SUNDAY MAY 21
CARRÉ 150
8 PM - $ 30
 

Nels Cline : guitares
Julian Lage : guitares
Scott Colley : contrebasse
Tom Rainey : batterie

For his fifth visit on Victoriavillian soil, NELS CLINE – 40-year career, Wilco member, proven guitar hero, FIMAV audience favourite – will present a project so brand new it is still wet behind the ears: THE NELS CLINE FOUR.

In a sense, this quartet is an outgrowth of the duo CLINE and JULIAN LAGE have been maintaining for four years (don’t miss their gorgeous 2014 release Room), except that here CLINE handles all composition and music direction duties. The leader describes the project as a jazz band that integrates improvisation and structured material, drawing strong inspiration from the music of Jim Hall and Jimmy Giuffre, among others. As these lines are written, the quartet has yet to record and performed live only once.

NELS CLINE is accompanied in this project by guitarist JULIAN LAGE, back at FIMAV after a remarkable performance last year as part of John Zorn’s Bagatelles event, bassist SCOTT COLLEY (who can write “Jim Hall sideman” in bold on his resume), and seasoned drummer TOM RAINEY.

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Nels Cline
Julian Lage
Scott Colley