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Nels Cline Releases New Album Sept. 12

Before guitarist Nels Cline (pictured) joined the rock-minded, country-rooted band Wilco in 2004, he worked with a variety of other musicians, including violinist Jeff Gauthier, bassist Steuart Liebig and even his own twin brother, percussionist Alex Cline-all artists signed to Cryptogramophone Records. It comes as no surprise, then, that Cline’s upcoming project, New Monastery, will also be released on the Los Angeles-based creative jazz label this fall.

Cline, once called “The World’s Most Dangerous Guitarist” by JazzTimes, will interpret the music of musician Andrew Hill on New Monastery. Hill-no stranger to acclaim, either-was named Jazz Composer of the Year in 2003 by the Jazz Journalists Association for his innovative original material and mastery of jazz piano.

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