I have been looking further into the music of Nels Cline. I discovered on TIDAL HiFi today the debut duo Nels Cline & Julian Lage album, “room”. It is delightful.
I also learned albeit too late that Nels Cline and Julian Lage are playing close by at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, CT. The 8 and 10 pm shows are sold out. I added my name to the wait list in the hopes a couple of seats become available. Firehouse 12 is a lovely venue, intimate with great acoustics. We have seen the Bill Frisell Trio and Anthony Braxton Septet perform there in past years.
My personal thanks to Matthew Durston of StompBeast for the heads up last week about a visionary documentary, FIRE Music which encapsulates the history of the free jazz idiom.
FIRE Music is a feature-length documentary film now in production that tells the definitive history of the Free Jazz revolution. Directed by Tom Surgal and produced by Dan Braun with Executive Producers Thurston Moore and Nels Cline.
What a great field of study and exploration to immerse oneself within. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into this documentary.
If you believe as strongly as I do that the free jazz story be communicated perhaps you’d like to support this film project. Here is the link for the Kickstarter campaign that is readying to launch soon. I plan to support FIRE Music.