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“It’s hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell.” —The New York Times
“There’s a disarming spirit of generosity in the musicianship of Julian Lage... He has spent most of his life bathed in a bright, expectant light.”—The New York Times
Described as being at “the very epicenter of modern American Music” by the BBC, Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 40 years and 300 recordings, including 40 of his own. Frisell’s output spans a wide range of musical expression, from his earliest incarnation as part of the avant rock supergroup Naked City, with John Zorn, Fred Frith, Wayne Horvitz and Joey Baron; to original Buster Keaton film scores; arrangements for extended ensembles with horns and strings; collaborations with Nashville musicians; a collection of traditional American folk songs; and two trio albums—one with jazz legends Dave Holland and Elvin Jones, the other with Ron Carter and Paul Motian.
Julian Lage is one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation and has long displayed an ability to explore a wide range of sounds, ideas and genres since he first appeared with vibraphonist Gary Burton’s band at age 16. Since then, he has more than fulfilled the promise of his youth, collaborating with a diverse range of artists, including guitarist/singer Chris Eldridge of Punch Brothers, bassist Steve Swallow and the iconic avant-garde composer John Zorn; as well as with the house band on Live From Here; and composing for and fronting this own trio. This meeting of the minds of two guitar masters promises to be a night to remember.