BILLBOARD: Julian Lage’s Arclight One of Five New Must-Hear Contemporary Jazz Albums
April 14, 2016, NEW YORK CITY – New York-based guitarist, composer, and arranger Julian Lage has been receiving glowing reviews for his most recent release, Arclight, cementing a prominent place for himself in the burgeoning modern jazz scene.
In a recent Billboard article, Lage’s Arclight was named one of the top five must-hear original jazz albums of 2016:
“Notes of prog stay ‘jazzy’ with the sparse ensemble, while Lage’s [lyrical] gift leaves the listener with melodies likely to endure even after just one listen…Lage’s inventive arrangements will engage even the most intimidated of jazz listeners, and his omnivorous , memorable flights will keep them on the hook.”
–Natalie Weiner, Billboard
A former child guitar prodigy, Lage (now 28) has already carved out a remarkable career for himself, with roots “tangled in jazz, folk, classical, and country music” (New York Times). Lage was the subject of the 1997 Oscar-nominated documentary Jules at Eight, made his first recording at the age of 11 with bluegrass legend David “Dawg” Grisman, and earned a “Best Contemporary Jazz Album” Grammy nomination for his 2009 release, Sounding Point.
Lage will be performing with his trio on Friday, August 12 at The Hall at MP in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets are available now via Ticketweb. For more information on this and other upcoming shows, visit www.cegpresents.com.