|Guitarist Nels Cline examines the music of celebrated pianist Andrew Hill on his latest release, "New Monastery". Cline is joined by Ornette Coleman alumnus Bobby Bradford on cornet, Ben Goldberg on clarinets, Andrea Parkins on electric accordion, Scott Amendola on drums and Devin Hoff on bass, as they take a fresh look at Andrew Hill's music, and introduce it to a new audience. This ensemble will be opening for Andrew Hill at the 2006 San Francisco Jazz Festival.
NELS CLINE Probably best known now as the lead guitarist of Wilco, Nels Cline has been active in the West Coast jazz and improvised music scene for 25 years; New Monastery is an overview of the knotty and beautiful music of one of his heroes, the jazz composer Andrew Hill.
New York Times [September 10, 2006]