Julian Lage

Nels Cline & Julian Lage - Room (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Nels Cline & Julian Lage - Room (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 56:47 minutes | 1017 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Nels Cline is a major force as a guitarist and improviser, ever since he debuted on record in 1978 and as a leader in 1988. Named by Rolling Stone as one of 20 “new guitar gods” and one of the top 100 guitarists of all time, Cline has gained his widest fame as a member of acclaimed rock band Wilco since 2004. With ROOM, Cline returns to Mack Avenue, creating a world of melodic beauty but also hard sonic edges and technical brilliance in the company of Julian Lage. At just 26, Lage has taken the world of jazz guitar by storm. The New York Times hails the “disarming spirit of generosity” in Lage’s music and notes the young guitarist’s "roots tangled up in jazz, folk, classical and country music".

Julian Lage - World's Fair (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at April 20, 2016
Julian Lage - World's Fair (2015)

Julian Lage - World's Fair (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 37:56 min | 101 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Good Time Records

2015 release, the first solo guitar album from Julian Lage. WORLD'S FAIR is so spontaneous and intimate in feel it's as if this prodigious guitarist had just arrived in your living room, picked up his vintage Martin, and simply started to play. It's very much a project created in the moment, a dozen acoustic guitar tracks recorded over the course of a mere two days, at Sear Sound in New York City. In concept, however, WORLD'S FAIR was more than a year in the making, as Lage gradually came to embrace the rich musical and emotive possibilities within the austere format of one musician and one acoustic guitar.

Nels Cline & Julian Lage - Room (2014)  

Posted by funkerman at Nov. 19, 2014
Nels Cline & Julian Lage - Room (2014)

Nels Cline & Julian Lage - Room (2014)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 56:33 min | ~130 MB
Label: Mack Avenue | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2014

Veteran guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco, The Nels Cline Singers) and youthful virtuoso Julian Lage (Gary Burton, Mark O'Connor, Jim Hall) release 'Room', their first album as a duo. The setup on 'Room' is simple. Lage is on the left channel, Cline on the right. The sound is pristine, alive with personality and contrast, improvisational daring and jaw-dropping precision.

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge - Avalon (2014)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 10, 2014
Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge - Avalon (2014)

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge - Avalon
Folk, Jazz, Acoustic | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 44:52 min | 113 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Modern Lore Records | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 07-10-2014

On paper, an instrumental acoustic guitar duo sounds like an odd idea, one that could quickly veer toward the redundant. But in the hands of Julian Lage and Chris "Critter" Eldridge (Punch Brothers), two of today's most accomplished six-string slingers, this dual guitar approach is the perfect means to draw new inspiration from an instrument so firmly rooted in tradition.

Fred Hersch & Julian Lage - Free Flying (2013)  

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 12, 2013
Fred Hersch & Julian Lage - Free Flying (2013)

Fred Hersch & Julian Lage - Free Flying (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52:46 min | 116 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Palmetto Records

This album is the latest of several recordings in which pianist Fred Hersch solos or joins forces with some highly intelligent, advanced musicians to provide jazz renditions with a sophisticated, chamber music quality. Others are Hersch's Alone at the Vanguard (Palmetto, 2011); Leaves of Grass (Palmetto, 2005)—an ensemble composition based on Walt Whitman's poems—and two additional solo albums: Fred Hersch plays Jobim (Sunnyside, 2009) and In Amsterdam: Live at the Bimhuis (Palmetto, 2006). He also collaborated with trumpeter Ralph Alessi on Only Many (Cam Jazz, 2013).

Julian Lage - Gladwell (2011)  Music

Posted by mark70 at June 30, 2011
Julian Lage - Gladwell (2011)

Julian Lage - Gladwell
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 50:32 min | 117 MB
Jazz | Emarcy Records 26 April 2011

The album unfolds according to a fanciful and story-driven plan, as Lage explains: "We began playing with the idea of creating a story we could use as a guiding light in our writing process…. The result was the development of an imaginary and forgotten town known as Gladwell…. As a metaphor, Gladwell presented us with a clear architecture, to compose songs that evoke feelings of people and places we hold dear." "Dan has a background in classical composition as well as improvisation," says Lage, "so he brings a sense of curiosity to the band that is deeply rooted in a variety of traditions.
The New Gary Burton Quartet - Guided Tour (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The New Gary Burton Quartet - Guided Tour (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:52 minutes | 1,49 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

On Guided Tour, jazz's most innovative and accomplished vibraphonist proves that The New Gary Burton Quartet which he premiered last summer on his Mack Avenue debut, Common Ground was no one-trick pony. Featuring the prodigal guitar genius Julian Lage as well as two veterans, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez, Guided Tour provides a road map to one of the most dynamic bands on the scene today. On Guided Tour, Burton sought out original material from all the group's members (as he did with Common Ground), illuminating their wide range of cross-cultural musical styles. The program includes Legacy a haunting ballad written by Scott Colley to honor his recently deceased father and the two Antonio Sanchez pieces that bookend the disc: the splashy Latin-themed opener, Caminos, featuring solos from only the percussion instruments (drums and vibes); and Monk Fish, a romp on familiar chords infused with the wry humor found in the music of bop-era pianist Thelonious Monk.

Nels Cline - Lovers (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-88]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Sept. 12, 2016
Nels Cline - Lovers (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-88]

Nels Cline - Lovers (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 90:09 minutes | 1,85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Nels Cline was named by Rolling Stone as one of the '100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time'. He has led various groups of his own, most consistently the avant-garde ensemble the Nels Cline Singers, and appeared as a guest or feature player on more than 200 albums. Whether playing with his own avant-jazz bands or Wilco, strangeness and invention are two of guitarist Nels Cline's defining characteristics. Since the 1980s, he's longed to cut a large-scale album of "mood music" revolving around the concept of love and romance. He made ever changing lists of tunes from the Great American Songbook, cinema, jazz, pop, and exotica, but thought the project beyond his capability.
The New Gary Burton Quartet - Common Ground (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The New Gary Burton Quartet - Common Ground (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:02 minutes | 1,37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

On Gary Burton's debut release on Mack Avenue Records Common Ground, the Grammy-winning pioneer of the four-mallet technique of playing the vibes is not only delivering his first studio album since 2005, but is also introducing his latest band. Well-known throughout his five-decade career for his quartets (beginning with his 1967 group featuring Larry Coryell, Roy Haynes and Steve Swallow), Burton is returning to the configuration for the first time since the mid 90s. He expresses great enthusiasm for the new band's alchemy. I've always liked the vibraphone-guitar sound, says Burton, whose masterful vibes glisten throughout Common Ground. It's something that I discovered when Nashville country guitarist Hank Garland invited me in the 60s to record with him. The sound of the two instruments together has an ideal timbre and coolness.

Lage Lund - Idlewild (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at March 5, 2015
Lage Lund - Idlewild (2015)

Lage Lund - Idlewild (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 63:01 min | 147 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Criss Cross Jazz

Along with label mates Mike Moreno and Adam Rogers, guitarist Lage Lund is one of the most distinctive guitarists on the current scene. His previous three Criss Cross dates have established his credentials as an up and coming talent of great promise. For 'Idlewild', he brings back to the fold his close associates Ben Street on bass and Bill Stewart on drums.