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Alex Cline

Alex Cline

Unlike his enormous drum kit, which looks as big as a small city and gets more populated every day, percussionist Alex Cline’s discography as a leader isn’t very large.

“I’m not very prolific; let’s just leave it at that,” says Cline about why The Constant Flame (Crytogramophone) is just his third record as a leader since his 1987 ECM debut. Although he can be physically recognized as guitarist Nels Cline’s twin brother, Alex’s spacious, contemplative jazz is completely different from the raucous fusion often associated with Nels.

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