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Julian Lage

Following his Grammy-nominated 2009 debut Sounding Point, virtuoso guitarist Julian Lage returns with the evocative and finely wrought Gladwell - the second effort by his offbeat, eclectic group with cellist Aristides Rivas, percussionist Tupac Mantilla, bassist Jorge Roeder and saxophonist Dan Blake.

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.”

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Herbie Hancock: “Julian, you play with heart, mind, and soul. Where’d you find all this so early in life?”

David Grisman: “I was amazed by the depth of his playing, he’s a real improviser who just goes with the flow. He’s not about anything other than making a beautiful musical statement.”

Gary Burton: “We had to do various takes on different tunes, and it struck me how none of his solos were alike. He was constantly inventive but without a need to show off. His way of proving himself is not by being flashy, but by discovering the meaning in the music.”

Martin Taylor: “My favorite guitar player!”

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Events

Date Time Detail Price
Sep26Wed 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Julian Lage
Valley Bar
Phoenix, AZ
Sep26Wed 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
Julian Lage
Valley Bar
Phoenix, AZ
Sep30Sun 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
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Fox Theatre
Boulder, CO
Oct4Thu 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
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Stoughton Opera House
Stoughton, WI
Oct5Fri 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
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Lincoln Hall
Chicago, IL
Oct15Mon 19:00 19:00
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Fasching
Stockholm, Sweden
Oct16Tue 20:00 20:00
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Jazzhus Dexter
Odense, Denmark

Discography

Modern Lore

Modern Lore

Mack Avenue Records
2018

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Arclight

Arclight

Mack Avenue Records
2016

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World's Fair

World's Fair

Modern Lore Records
2015

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Gladwell

EmArcy
2011

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