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Scott Amendola

Scott Amendola

Jun 23rd 2018 @ The Iron Works

Vancouver, Canada
I Was There
About Scott Amendola
Genres:
Free Jazz, Jazz
Hometown:
Berkeley, CA

Scott Amendola: Drummer/Composer/Bandleader/Educator “Amendola’s music is consistently engaging, both emotionally and intellectually, the product of a fertile and inventi...
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Nels Cline & Scott Amendola are Stretch Woven @ Iron Works, Vancouver Jazz Festival
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
9:30 PM
The Iron Works
Vancouver, Canada
Nels Cline & Scott Amendola are Stretch Woven
The Year was 1994. The Place: The Alligator Lounge in Santa Monica, California. A connection was made, one that has endured, expanded, and enveloped nearly two-and-a- half decades. An intertwined musical bond that has bent, twisted, exploded, oozed, congealed, and coalesced. From the super-popular and über-fragrant L. Stinkbug, the throbbing and atmospheric CRATER, to the totally mercurial and capacious Nels Cline Singers, and the metamorphic and multi-directional Scott Amendola Band, their musical adventures have never been stagnant nor easily categorizeable. Enter Stretch Woven - a natural step for Nels Cline and Scott Amendola. All systems are a go for this exciting duo. Grab a beverage, put on some 3D glasses, maybe some slippers or jack boots, and get ready for a voyage that marries the somewhat familiar to the farther far out. We’ll see you out there...
Guitar explorer NELS CLINE is best known these days as the lead guitarist in the band Wilco. His recording and performing career - spanning jazz, rock, punk and experimental - is well into its fourth decade, with over 200 recordings, including at least 30 for which he is leader. Cline has received many accolades including Rolling Stone anointing him as both one of 20 "new guitar gods" and one of the top 100 guitarists of all time.
Cline's most recent release, Lovers, out now on Blue Note Records, is a collection of "mood music" over 20 years in the making.
Beyond Wilco, he performs in a duo project with jazz guitar prodigy Julian Lage in addition to a quartet, The Nels Cline 4 (that includes Lage plus bassist Scott Colley and drummer Tom Rainey), plays with CUP, a duo with wife and musical collaborator Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto), leads The Nels Cline Singers (featuring Scott Amendola, bassist Trevor Dunn and Cyro Baptista), and plays with Stained Radiance (an improvisational live project with performance painter Norton Wisdom).
A few of the other musicians with whom he has performed and/or recorded include: Black Walnuts Yonder (Mike Watt, Nick Reinhart, and Greg Saunier), Yoko Ono, Jeff Gauthier, Thurston Moore, Mike Watt,

Carla Bozulich, Vinny Golia, Marc Ribot, Tinariwen, Julius Hemphill, Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith, Lydia Lunch and Lee Ranaldo.
For Scott Amendola, the drum kit isn’t so much an instrument as a musical portal. An ambitious composer, savvy bandleader and capaciously creative foil for some of the world’s most inventive musicians, Amendola applies his rhythmic virtuosity to a vast array of settings. His closest musical associates include guitarists, Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Charlie Hunter, Hammond B-3 organist Wil Blades, violinists Regina Carter and Jenny Scheinman, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, players who have each forged a singular path within and beyond the realm of jazz.
No project better displays Amendola’s big ears and musical ambitions than “Fade To Orange”, an orchestral piece commissioned as part of the Oakland East Bay Symphony’s Irvine Foundation-funded New Visions/New Vistas initiative. The roiling work premiered to critical acclaim at Oakland’s Paramount Theater on April 15, 2011.
As a sideman, Amendola has performed and recorded with a vast, stylistically varied roster of artists, including Bill Frisell, John Zorn, Mike Patton, Mondo Cane, John Scofield, Cibo Matto, John Dieterich from Deerhoof, Wadada Leo Smith, Bruce Cockburn, Madeleine Peyroux, Joan Osborne, Jacky Terrasson, Shweta Jhaveri, Phil Lesh, Sex Mob, Kelly Joe Phelps, Larry Klein, Carla Bozulich, Wayne Horvitz, Johnny Griffin, Julian Priester, Sonny Simmons, Pat Martino, Jim Campilongo, Bobby Black, Larry Goldings, Paul McCandless, Rebecca Pidgeon, and the Joe Goode Dance Group.
Over a career spanning more than three decades, Amendola has forged deep ties across the country, and throughout the world. As an ambitious composer, savvy bandleader, electronics explorer, first-call accompanist, and capaciously creative foil for some of the world’s most inventive musicians, Amendola applies his wide-ranging rhythmic virtuosity to a vast array of settings. He’s never more than one degree away from a powerful musical hook-up.
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About Scott Amendola
Genres:
Free Jazz, Jazz
Hometown:
Berkeley, CA

Scott Amendola: Drummer/Composer/Bandleader/Educator “Amendola’s music is consistently engaging, both emotionally and intellectually, the product of a fertile and inventi...
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Fan Live Reviews
Michael
Albany, CA@
Ivy Room
October 13th 2018
Crazy beautiful.