Nels Cline Consentrik Quartet
Nels Cline’s new Consentrik Quartet, a Brooklyn-based ensemble (born in Crown Heights Brooklyn
in summer 2019), consists of Ingrid Laubrock (tenor & soprano saxophones), Chris Lightcap
(acoustic bass), Tom Rainey (drums), and Nels Cline on electric guitar. The repertoire consists of
pieces Nels wrote during the pandemic, one or two pieces written by others back in the 1970s, and
a hefty helping of spontaneous improvisation. For those who need categorical/generally-accepted
genres, “free jazz”, “folk jazz”, and “backwards + forwards jazz” could work.