Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Julian Lage - Modern Lore (MACK AVENUE RECORDS February 2, 2018)

Modern Lore finds Lage playfully flipping the script he followed on his acclaimed 2016 Mack Avenue debut, Arclight. That album — produced, like Modern Lore, by Lage’s friend and collaborator, the singer-songwriter Jesse Harris — was his first trio set on electric guitar and found Lage inspired by the sounds and the attitude of the freewheeling, pre-bebop jazz era, when, as he puts it, “country music and jazz and swing were in this weird wild-west period.” This time he incorporates the sensibility, if not the outright sound, of early rock and roll, a similarly hybrid form driven by rhythm, personality and a passion for the electric guitar.

The Ramble
Atlantic Limited
General Thunder
Roger The Dodger
Splendor Riot
Look Book
Whatever You Say, Henry
Earth Science

Julian Lage – guitar
Scott Colley – bass
Kenny Wollesen – drums, vibraphone