Julian Lage shares new song/live performance video; new album ft. Bill Frisell out in Sept.

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Guitar virtuoso Julian Lage has shared “Word For Word,” available now to stream or download. An official live performance video featuring the formidable trio of Lage, bassist Jorge Roeder, and drummer Dave King premieres today at YouTube. “Word For Word” marks the latest single from Lage’s upcoming new album, View With A Room, arriving via Blue Note Records on Friday, September 16. Vinyl, CD, and digital pre-orders are available now.




A stunning collection of 10 compelling original compositions that sees Lage expanding upon his core trio’s orchestrational possibilities with the involvement of six-string icon Bill Frisell, View With A Room also includes the recently released first single, “Auditorium,” available now to stream or download. Hailed by Guitar World as “a doozy,” the track is joined by an official live trio performance video streaming now at YouTube.



Lage will mark the arrival of View With A Room with a busy international live schedule, including an upcoming week-long stand at New York City’s famed Village Vanguard (July 26-31), to be followed this fall by the “View With A Room In Concert” U.S. tour, getting underway September 13 at Pittsburgh, PA’s Oaks Theater and then traveling through mid-December. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.julianlage.com/tour.

View With A Room sees Lage fulfilling a long-standing goal to “have lush orchestration combined with an organic sense of improvisation and the agility of a small ensemble” by adjoining his core trio of Roeder and King with legendary guitarist Bill Frisell. Having previously collaborated in several different contexts, including duo concerts and projects devised by John Zorn, the two musicians honed in on a shorthand musical vocabulary rich with references – spanning The Beach Boys, Keith Jarrett’s American and European Quartets, and George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass – to craft a subtle, eloquent weave that expertly manifests Lage’s enhanced vision in atmospheric and incisive ways throughout the new collection.

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

“There’s no one I would trust more than Bill Frisell to come into our trio ecosystem and be able to expand it while totally embracing it,” Lage says. “It became a beautiful collaboration that achieved the Technicolor experience that I’ve been searching for.”

Produced by Lage’s wife and musical partner, singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy, at Brooklyn’s Bridge Studios with engineer Mark Goodell, View With A Room marks Lage’s second release via Blue Note Records, following last year’s acclaimed label debut album, Squint. Lage’s longtime friend and collaborator Armand Hirsch added integral post-production elements that bring the emotional intent of each song into focus.


ON TOUR 2022


14 - Genoa, IT - Piazza delle Feste

15 - Sète, FR - Jazz A Sete

26-31 - New York, NY - Village Vanguard


22-26 - Big Indian, NY - Alternative Guitar Summit Camp


3 - Detroit, MI - Detroit Jazz Festival

13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Oaks Theater

14 - Bellefontaine, OH - Holland Theater

16 - Madison, WI - High Noon

17 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota

20 - Seattle, WA - Neumos

21 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater

23 - Monterey, CA - Monterey Jazz Festival

24 – San Francisco, CA - SFJAZZ

25 - Geyserville, CA - Trione Vineyards and Winery

27 - Visalia, CA - Cellar Door

28 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern

29 - Phoenix, AZ - Musical Instrument Museum


1 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater

14 - Los Angeles, CA - Walt Disney Concert Hall *

19 - Leuven, BE - 30CC/Schouwburg

21 - Oslo, NO - Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene

22 - Reggio Emilia, IT - Teatro Ariosto

26 - Brussels, BE - BOZAR

27 - Nuremberg, DE - NUEJAZZ Festival

28 - Aachen, DE - Musikbunker Aachen

29 - Roeselare, BE - De Spil


30 - Washington, DC - Sixth & I


1 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live (Downstairs)

3 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club

4 - Old Saybrook, CT - The Kate

6 - Newark, OH - Thirty One West

7 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall

8 - Lexington, KY - Origins Jazz - Children’s Theater

9 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle

10 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage

11 - Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl

14 - Charlottesville, VA - The Jefferson

* with The Bad Plus