Steve Cline

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Born (1-6-70) and raised in the small south-central Kansas town of Conway Springs, Steve graduated from High School in 1988 and went to Wichita State University to major in music performance and composition.…
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Born (1-6-70) and raised in the small south-central Kansas town of Conway Springs, Steve graduated from High School in 1988 and went to Wichita State University to major in music performance and composition. Once in college he graduated from the seventies-era AOR (that's for being the youngest) to Jazz, which area radio had completely failed to expose him to. As college went on (and on and on) Steve eventually started a weeknight radio program at KMUW, the public radio station in Wichita, called Jazz n' Things. This program focused on everything from free-improvisation to avant garde to electronica and made lots of people curious. Steve is now the music librarian at the Wichita Public Library (which has the most incredible music collection--check OCLC.) In addition to that, he continues to experiment with "found sound" composition, play Trombone around town, and maintain the web site he put together for the newspaper in Conway Springs. ~ Steve Cline

"Desert Island List"

Ornette Coleman: Science Fiction

Cecil Taylor: Alms/Tiergarten

Cecil Taylor: Leaf Palm Hand

Peter Kowald: Duos

Pavement: Wowwie Zowie

Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica

Fishbone: The Reality Of My Surroundings

Funkadelic: Let's Take It To The Stage

Sonic Youth: Sister

Björk: Post

Jean-Paul Bourelley: Saints And Sinners

Ronald Shannon Jackson: Barbecue Dog

Henry Threadgill: Rag, Bush and All

Henry Threadgill: Song Out Of My Trees

John Coltrane: Meditations

John Coltrane: Interstellar Space

AMM: Newfoundland

Joni Mitchell: Mingus

Michael Hedges: Live On The Double Planet

Eric Dolphy: Last Date

Eric Dolphy: Out To Lunch

Charles Mingus: The Great Paris Concert 1964

Charles Mingus: Mingus Presents Mingus

Steve Lacy: Clangs

Duke Ellington: Money Jungle

Geez. Even 25 is hard to bring it down to!

This is somewhat arbitrary, of course.

But I could live quite a few years content

with these records. Happily, too.