Julian Lage

An Evening with the Julian Lage Trio

L'Astral (Maison du Festival)
305 Ste. Catherine St. West
FIJM presents
  • September 15, 8 p.m.
    $35, taxes and bar fees not included

Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation, the 31-year-old California-born New York-based musician Julian Lage boasts a long, prolific résumé. Love Hurts – which marks Lage’s third LP recorded with a trio, and his first to feature bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King – sees the guitarist exploring the American song catalog from a truly unique vantage point, performing music written by a range of audacious and original artists, from Roy Orbison to Ornette Coleman, Jimmy Giuffre to Peter Ivers. Lage and his rhythm section build upon the wandering sonic outlook of his previous LPs, further impelling his defining amalgam of jazz fusion, standards, and rock ‘n’ roll with virtuosic precision, adventurous improvisation, and a remarkably clear vision.