Tuesday, February 21, 2012
New York City violinist Jenny Scheinman has been making lots of mischief and mayhem lately. That’s the name of her latest project – a jazz-fusion quartet with bassist Todd Sickafoose, drummer Jim Black, and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline. The group's self-titled debut album comes out in a few weeks - and today, we get to hear a live performance preview.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
There's plenty of new guitar music from the Los Angeles area to be heard on this edition of New Sounds. From his release "Coward," Wilco guitarist Nels Cline remembers his murdered friend and colleague Rod Poole with a nearly symphonic piece for microtonal guitar called "Rod Poole’s Gradual Ascent to Heaven." Plus, listen to Poole’s own "Dark Light Approaching Reason," also for microtonal guitar. There's also pedal steel guitar music from fellow L.A. composer Chas Smith, and more.