The Giant Pin  The Nels Cline Singers

Nels Cline is the new guitarist for the band Wilco. After several years of touring the U.S. and Europe honing their sound, The Nels Cline Singers present their second recording entitled, "The Giant Pin." While the core group consists of electric guitar, acoustic bass and drums, (no singers), there are some notable guest artists on this recording; including keyboardist Jon Brion and vocalist Greg Saunier of Deerhoof. This is a mature work from the leader that Jazz Times has called, "The world's most dangerous guitarist."
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Scott Amendola


1Blues, Two3:13
2Fly Fly7:02
3He Still Carries a Torch For Her6:38
4The Ballad of Devin Hoff7:47
5The Friar1:12
6Something About David H.10:08
7Bright Moon11:01
8A Boy Needs A Door4:11
9Square King5:23
11Watch Over Us6:25


Pushing jazz into territory usually reserved for hardcore, ambient, and dark wave electronica, the Nels Cline Singers' latest release, The Giant Pin, employs a wide array of electronics, musical technique, and compositional audacity to produce a sonically

Frank A. Matzner, All About Jazz, 6/12/04

In the tradition of all great forward-leaning guitar trios, The Nels Cline Singers take their music both inside and out.It all begins rather sublimely with guitarist Nels Cline's "Blues Too," an easygoing affair with a simple arrangement and nice swing be

John Ephland, Downbeat, 11/1/04

No single album contains the breadth of guitarist Nels Cline's talents, but "The Giant Pin" makes an excellent introduction to the solo work of Wilco's newest member. Cline has been making records since Wilco's leader Jeff Tweedy, was in grade school, and

Bill Moyer, Chicago Tribune, 11/04

The second CD for the wittily named band The Nels Cline Singers, an instrumental outside the lines jazz group, arrives in the wake of Cline's enlistment as Wilco's go-to guitarist. With band mates Devin Hoff on bass and Scott Amendola on drums, Cline lau

Dan Ouelette, Billboard, 11/04

Guitarist Cline is a charter member of the Southland's minimal jazz avant-garde, crossing easily from improvisational music to edgy contemporary rock. Iconoclasm reigns in this second album from the Singers (who, in appropriately ironic fashion, consist o

Don Heckman, L.A. Times, 1-2-05