Nels Cline: Intrepid Guitarist - jazz articles, CD reviews and interviews with musicians at All About Jazz...Some musicians lead double lives, working in a couple of seemingly disparate contexts that still manage to come together into a cohesive musical vision. Intrepid guitarist Nels Cline has led far more than two, involved in everything from the acoustic Ralph Towner-informed work of Quartet Music to the post-punk of Mike Watt. His own work is equally diverse. Just take a listen to his latest release, The Giant Pin , due out October 26, and you'll hear a guitarist whose influences range far and wide, from Jim Hall to Jimi Hendrix. Yet, underneath it all, there is a specific musical viewpoint that is more about allowing all the diverse influences and experiences to filter through his own consciousness; the end result being something that, while indicative of its sources, manages to sound completely Nels Cline.