Julian Lage

Arclight (MAC 1107)

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Arclight

Julian Lage

Mack Avenue

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MAC 147140

MAC 1107

JAZZ

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CD 12,39 €

"Arclight", Julian Lage’s Mack Avenue debut, marks his first recorded outing on electric guitar and in a trio format, backed by double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Like that titular intense white light, Lage is a performer who burns brightly: The pace he sets is brisk, the mood often upbeat, the playing so quick-witted and offhandedly dazzling that one is compelled to immediately press “repeat,” especially when tracks like “Persian Rug” and “Activate” whiz by in under two and a half minutes. For a thoughtful artist like Lage, who will research and ruminate on a project long before he sets foot in a studio, this was a liberating experience, plugging in and playing with a kind of abandon. He was encouraged along the way by his producer and friend, the eclectic singer-songwriter Jesse Harris, who helped maintain an air of spontaneity and discovery throughout the trio’s three-day stint at Brooklyn Recording.

PERSONNEL:

JULIAN LAGE, guitar
SCOTT COLLEY, bass
KENNY WOLLESEN, drums

TRACKS:

01. Fortune Teller
02. Persian Rug
03. Nocturne
04. Supera
05. Stop Go Start
06. Activate
07. Presley
08. Prospero
09. I’ll Be Seeing You
10. Harlem Blues
11. Ryland