INTERNATIONAL JAZZ SERIES
From New York and San Francisco
Nels Cline & Scott Amendola are Stretch Woven
March 17, 2018
TICKETS - MEMBERS $30, GUESTS $34
DOORS 7 PM - SHOW 8 PM
Nels Cline - guitar
Scott Amendola - drums
Year was 1994. The Place: The Alligator Lounge in Santa Monica,
California. A connection was made, one that has endured, expanded,
and enveloped nearly two-and-a-half decades. An intertwined musical
bond that has bent, twisted, exploded, oozed, congealed, and
coalesced. From the super-popular and über-fragrant L. Stinkbug, the
throbbing and atmospheric CRATER, to the totally mercurial and
capacious Nels Cline Singers, and the metamorphic and
multi-directional Scott Amendola Band, their musical adventures have
never been stagnant nor easily categorizeable. Enter Stretch Woven -
a natural step for Nels Cline and Scott Amendola. All systems are go
for this exciting duo. Grab a beverage, put on some 3D glasses,
maybe some slippers or jack boots, and get ready for a voyage that
marries the somewhat familiar to the farther far out. We'll see you
Guitar explorer Nels Cline is best known these days as the lead guitarist in the band Wilco. His recording and performing career - spanning jazz, rock, punk and experimental - is well into its fourth decade, with over 200 recordings, including at least 30 for which he is leader. Cline has received many accolades including Rolling Stone anointing him as both one of 20 "new guitar gods" and one of the top 100 guitarists of all time.
Cline's most recent release "Lovers" on Blue Note Records is a collection of "mood music" over 20 years in the making.
For Scott Amendola, the drum kit isn't so much an instrument as a musical portal. An ambitious composer, savvy bandleader and capaciously creative foil for some of the world's most inventive musicians, Amendola applies his rhythmic virtuosity to a vast array of settings. His closest musical associates include guitarists, Nels Cline, Jeff Parker and Charlie Hunter, Hammond organist Wil Blades, violinists Regina Carter and Jenny Scheinman and clarinetist Ben Goldberg, players who have each forged a singular path within and beyond the realm of jazz.