(133) Victor Aaron, Dablog -- December 2007

Among the small but special heap of whack jazz guitarists, Nels sits at the top. That he can shift from the listenable to the loud without losing his identity puts him near the top of all guitarists, however. He's still most at home with improvised music and since "Nels Cline Singers" is synonymous with "improvised" this one is a no-brainer. Only the needlessly plodding last track denies this stellar CD the starter status. -- by Pico (Victor Aaron)

Victor Aaron
December 2007