Nels Cline // Julian Lage

In this episode of “This Song,” Wilco guitarist Nels Cline describes how John Coltrane’s Africa opened a door to an entire world of music he never knew existed and Julian Lage explains his attraction to the authentic interaction between Bill Evans and Jim Hall on “Undercurrent.”

Watch Nels Cline and Julian Lage perform “Calder” on Vuhaus.

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V&B: The Power of Percussion with Glenn Kotche

In November of 2012 Texas Performing Arts presented the world premiere of I L I M A Q, a drum kit opera written by American composer John Luther Adams for percussionist Glenn Kotche, drummer for the alternative rock band Wilco. KUT’s Views and Brews couldn’t resist the opportunity to invite John, Glenn and bassist Darin Gray to the Cactus Cafe to discuss the creation process behind this exciting new work and talk with them about their musical philosophies and histories.