The Inkling  Nels Cline - Mark Dresser - Billy Mintz - Zeena Parkins

In this collection of wiggy compositions and freewheeling improvisations, guitarist Nels Cline collaborates with innovative bassist Mark Dresser, famed jazz drummer Billy Mintz and electric harpist Zeena Parkins. Nels was named Outstanding Jazz Artist of 1999 by Bam Magazine as well as Best New Genre/Uncategorizable Artist of 1999 at the L.A. Weekly Music Awards.


Billy Mintz


1New Old Hat1:04
2Spider Wisdom5:54
4Sunken Song6:46
5Shale Bed1:41
7Moth Song4:49
8Cork Farm2:56
9Queen of Angels13:06
10Lullaby for Ian5:56


Guitarist Nels Cline is a bright light on the Los Angeles avant-garde jazz scene. On The Inkling, Cline brings in bass icon Mark Dresser and downtown harpist Zeena Parkins for an album that's filled with impressionistic musings and adventurous performanc

Tad Hendrickson, CMJ New Music Report, June 19, 2000

The Inkling is all about experimentation and the swift swapping of musical ideas, and Cline leaves no corner of jazz, rock, scrit or skronk unscraped.

Ted Drozdowski, CMJ, August 2000