I posted about the amazing Nels Cline a while back, and just came across this short but great article / interview on Guitar Player magazine’s web site. It has two excellent mp3’s available for download. Here’s a quick quote from the article:
But, as revolutionary as Cline is, he did not mysteriously appear out of nowhere. A mainstay of the Los Angeles free-jazz community for more than 20 years, Cline has worked with dozens of the worlds most innovative artists, including guitarists Bill Frisell and G.E. Stinson, sax/woodwind masters Yusef Lateef and Tim Berne, bass legends Charlie Hayden and Eric Von Essen, percussionists Adam Rudolph and Brad Dutz, violinists Jeff Gauthier and Jenny Scheinman, pianists Mark Weber and Richard Grossman, and electronics wizard Don Preston.
Beyond the jazz scene, Cline has collaborated with Mike Watt, Sonic Youth guitarists Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, and country-punk-poets the Geraldine Fibbers, as well as appearing on recordings by artists as diverse as MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, the Blue Man Group, and new-age composer Osamu Kitajima. And thats not to mention sessions with singer-songwriters such as Deborah Holland, Mia Doi Todd, and Rickie Lee Jones, and key roles in two 70s Miles Davis tribute projects: Yo Miles! and Miles Remembered: the Silent Way Project.
Guitar Player Interview with Nels Cline (includes 2 full mp3 downloads)