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May 26, 2010

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Miles Davis Podcast: Nels Cline

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Guitarist Nels Cline is just electrifying to hear and watch when he is performing with Wilco. I had the pleasure of seeing him with the band at Coney Island last summer and it was nothing short of brilliant. Nels has the package: the chops, the sound, the cool guitars and the look. There is nothing he can’t do on his axe. And then there is his jazz/improv recordings with The Nels Cline Singers and other collaborations and guest appearances which are equally impressive. It is no secret that Nels has been influenced by Miles in many ways and on this podcast he goes into detail on exactly what he has taken away from the jazz master.

Nels recommends these recordings:
Miles Smiles
In A Silent Way
Bitches Brew
Live Evil
Get Up With It

Links:
Nels Cline
Wilco
Miles Davis
Concord Music Group
Legacy Recordings
Rhino
Verve Music Group

The Miles Davis Podcast Series features a cast of world class musicians sharing their passion for the music of Miles Davis. A collaborative project of Legacy Recordings, Concord Music Group, Verve Records & Rhino, the series is produced by Vella Interactive.

Photo credit: Charles Harris

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