Nels Cline

Episode 404: Julian Lage's 'Love Hurts'

Episode 404: Julian Lage's 'Love Hurts'

On his latest release Love Hurts, jazz guitar wunderkind Julian Lage is making bold steps towards furthering his reputation of being one of the most visible and respected figures the ongoing jazz renaissance of the past few years. Presenting classics of American jazz, folk, and even some rock and roll through the lens of his trio (featuring Jorge Roeder on bass and Dave King on drums) Lage draws listeners old and new into some familiar territory while still managing to get some of his exquisite ya-ya’s out in the process.

Join us as we make a jazz with our guest Casey Rae and dig into the latest from one of the modern eras most exciting and talented voices in jazz, or any other genre.


Episode 207: Nels Cline - Lovers

Episode 207: Nels Cline - Lovers

Rumor has it that despite the constant cries of “foul”, 98% of all videos (over ONE BILLION) on YouTube are 100% kosher from a licensing perspective. Say what?

Twenty-five years in the making, Nels Cline’s Lovers captures the passion and history of an artist who has spent a lifetime pursuing his musical truth. On his Blue Note debut, Cline mashes together original compositions with interpretations of the music that has informed his career to craft a delicate statement about relationships, the worth of self-indulgence and jazz’s place in the modern music space.

And speaking of modern jazz….

Guitarist Julian Lage - a frequent collaborator of Cline’s - put out a slightly phenomenal album in 2015. We’ve got a taste aof World’s Fair to jog your memory


Patrick and Dave Go to Solid Sound 2015 - An Oral History Transcribed from Imaginary Basement Tapes… [Part 3 of 3]

Patrick and Dave Go to Solid Sound 2015 - An Oral History Transcribed from Imaginary Basement Tapes… [Part 3 of 3]

Two longtime Wilco fans and conscientious hedonists journeyed to Solid Sound 2015. One is a free-lance writer by trade and the other is a regular contributor to ChunkyGlasses. With a shared history of two previous Solid Sound Festivals, countless Wilco shows attended together, and a friendship built around their shared experience of love for the band, Dave and Patrick plan to describe all that is great about Solid Sound in a personal and experiential way. Think Chuck Klosterman at a Kiss festival. They will explore not only what they love about Wilco, but also why the band is important to them as they age, how their perspective has changed over time, and what it all means -- the Festival, the band, and life.

This is how their journey ends...


Episode 89: Nels Cline

Episode 89: Nels Cline

You may know him as the shred-tastic lead guitar player for Wilco, but with his trio the Nels Cline Singers, and more recently an upcoming collaboration with jazz guitar virtuoso Julian Lage, Nels Cline has proven to be a major player in the jazz/avante garde world for over 30 years now. We sit down with the man who Rolling Stone listed as “the 82nd greatest guitarist of all time” to discuss his beginnings as a musician and music fan, his ability to effortlessly hop styles/genres, his work with the Nels Cline Singers and their latest record Macroscope, and much, much more. Tune in and catch a fascinating discussion with one of the greats on our latest episode of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast!