Love Hurts (lp)

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Catalog: MAC1148LP
Format: VINYL


Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation, Julian Lage has spent more than a decade searching through the myriad strains of American musical history via impeccable technique, free association and a spirit of infinite possibility. Though only 30, the New York-based musician boasts a long, prolific resume as sideman, duo partner, and as soloist and bandleader. Love Hurts – which marks Lage’s third Mack Avenue album recorded with a trio and his first to feature bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King (The Bad Plus) – sees the GRAMMY® Award-nominated 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 David Lynch. Lage and his rhythm section build upon the wandering sonic outlook of his previous albums, further impelling his own defining amalgam of jazz fusion and jam band liberation, standards and soundtracks, cowboy music and embryonic rock ‘n’ roll, all shot through with virtuosic precision, adventurous improvisation and a remarkably clear vision. “For me, it kind of completes a trilogy of approaches to the trio,” says Lage. “They’re all similar but really very different.”

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