Initiate Release Day

It's no secret that Nels Cline is one of my favorite guitar players. I've been a Wilco fan since I…


Stained Radiance Released

Thanks to all who have preordered their copy of this DVD. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have…


Stained Radiance DVD - Nels Cline & Norton Wisdom

Guitarist Nels Cline and ar Norton Wisdom, both masters of their medium, joined together last year…


Two more BE shows, Cali

Thanks to everyone who came out to the BE show at Yoshi's last night. You can read a review via…


RE: Nels Cline, Coward

Below is an excerpt from Nels Cline's extended notes on his new record Coward. "Coward" is meant to…


Nels Cline, Coward

A few months back, when our friends at Cryptogramophone were blogging in DD's absence, we posted a…


Here's The Keys...

Wow, is it over already? Four weeks? Man, it just fleeeew by. Welcome back, dawg! OK, so here's the…


REMEMBERING AN INITIATOR OF A REVOLUTION: MITCH MITCHELL

As I lay down to go to sleep on the night of Tuesday, November 11, for some reason I found my…


Bennie Maupin

I'd like to tell you how I met Bennie Maupin. But first let's go back about 35 years. I had just…


Mark Dresser

I first heard bassist Mark Dresser perform live at the much storied New Music Monday series at the…


The Gathering

Big night next Sunday (Nov. 16) at the Jazz Bakery: The Gathering, a multi-racial,…


VonEssen

When the good folks at Greenleaf asked some of us left-coasters at Cryptogramophone to blog on…