Saturday, December 10, 2016
Nels Cline/Larry Ochs/Gerald Cleaver Trio
Saw an excellent show last night--Nels Cline, Gerald Cleaver, and Larry Ochs at Gallery 5. Amazing. It was great to see musicians of this caliber stretch out. Gerald Cleaver was deceptively low-key, and it soon became apparent that his was a slow burn that built up and laid the flaming groundwork for the fireworks from the others. Larry Ochs was strong and inspired, and Nels Cline was brilliant, in full command of his instruments, displaying a seemingly endless supply of ideas. Big fun!