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Julian Lage

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Ken Weinstein
Big Hassle Media
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Michael Eisele
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Biography

Julian Lage is of the ‘highest category of improvising musicians, those who can enact thoughts and impulses as they receive them.’ (New Yorker) The California- born, now New York–based guitarist has evolved from collaborator (with such giants as Gary Burton, Jim Hall, David Grisman, Béla Fleck, and Charles Lloyd) to band leader. On Modern Lore, Julian Lage’s second studio recording with his trio, the composer and guitarist focuses on the groove, building his melodies and solos around the work of the prodigious rhythm section of double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Modern Lore finds Lage playfully flipping the script he followed on his acclaimed 2016 Mack Avenue debut, Arclight. UK’s Jazzwise describes Arclight as ‘… a bright light shone on very specific, finely wrought musical miniatures that unfold untold pleasures.’ Evidenced in a wide discography of duo projects (Fred Hersh, Nels Cline, Punch Brothers guitarist Chris Eldridge, the New Yorker muses, “There’s a disarming spirit of generosity in the musicianship of Julian Lage, and a keener sense of judicious withholding. A guitarist with roots tangled up in jazz, folk, classical and country music…’

[Early 2017 release] On Mount Royal, their second album together, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge craft songs that sound familiar but are never easily classified. Percolating with tinges of bluegrass and folk, insinuations of jazz and pop, hints of classical and avant garde composition, the album rarely settles into any one particular category; rather, it dances around the territory between genres, never announcing its innovations and prizing soulfulness above chops at every turn. From first note to last, the duo push themselves to find new ways to play their flat-top steel-string acoustic Martins together.

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