On March 17, guitar virtuoso Julian Lage will release The Layers, a stunning companion piece to his acclaimed 2022 album View With A Room. The collection features six original pieces recorded during the same sessions which found Lage discovering new orchestrational possibilities by augmenting his deeply attuned trio of bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King with the addition of fellow guitar icon Bill Frisell.
Julian Lage releases new album ft. Bill Frisell today; In Conversation w/Don Was video streaming now
Visionary guitarist Julian Lage has announced today’s release of his eagerly awaited new album, View With A Room, available everywhere now via Blue Note Records. Lage is marking today’s arrival of View With A Room by joining Blue Note President Don Was for a new episode of Blue Note Records Presents “First Look,” an in-depth conversation about the making of the new album, premiering today via YouTube. Also streaming now is a live performance video of the song "Temple Steps."
Visionary guitarist Julian Lage has shared “Chavez,” his hard-driving new single which is available now to stream or download. An official live performance video featuring the extraordinary trio of Lage, bassist Jorge Roeder, and drummer Dave King also premieres today. “Chavez” marks the latest track release from Lage’s upcoming new album, View With A Room, arriving via Blue Note Records on Friday, September 16.
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.
Guitar virtuoso Julian Lage will be touring the United States in the fall. Beginning September 25 at Los Angeles, CA's Teragram Ballroom, this first leg of touring in support of his June 11-released Blue Note Records debut, Squint, ends on October 9 at Toronto, ONT's Axis Club. The dates pick up again on December 4 at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City and continue through December 12 at Nashville, TN's The Basement East. The September-October run will feature bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Kenny Wollesen.
Guitar virtuoso Julian Lage shares "Boo's Blues," the second song from his soon-to-be-released Blue Note Records debut album, Squint, out June 11. The loping swing feel of "Boo’s Blues" exemplifies Lage’s ability to write with his bandmates in mind while echoing his influences.
“I like to imagine this music being played by the titans of bass and drums,” Lage says. “I'm imagining Billy Higgins, I'm imagining Art Taylor, I'm imagining Wilbur Ware, even though I’m writing explicitly for Dave and Jorge.”
Multiple GRAMMY® Award-nominated guitarist Julian Lage has set a busy winter schedule, beginning this week with a limited run of duo performances alongside fellow guitar icon Bill Frisell. The brief tour gets underway Thursday, December 5 at Los Angeles, CA’s UCLA: Royce Hall and then makes stops at Colorado Springs, CO’s UCCS: Shockley-Zalabak Theater (December 6), Taos, NM’s Taos Center for the Arts (December 7), and Scottsdale, AZ’s Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts: Virginia G. Piper Theater (December 8).