Nels Cline - "Lovers" music album review

Music Album Review: Nels Cline - "Lovers" (9/10)

Nels Cline's debut recording for legendary
 jazz label Blue Note marks a 25-year odys
sey and obsession for Wilco guitarist Nels
 Cline. The album has the spirit and romance 
of perennial artists and arrangers like Henry
 Mancini and Johnny Mandel and fuses that 
with a contemporary aesthetic and eclecticism.

Featured is a large orchestral ensemble arranged and conducted by Michael Leonhart. The leader covers deep cuts of American Songbook fare as well as items from the canon of Sonic Youth, Annette Peacock and Arto Lindsay. Cline is a crafty vintner fully schooled at pouring old wine into new bottles.

Score: 9 out of 10

Blue Note Records
Producer: David Breskin