Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nels Cline/Julian Lage Duo @ LPR 5/25/12

Nels independantly chose Julian to do this gig with him - before he knew the 1st band was 2 guitars and a drummer.  I liked having 2 guitars follow 2 guitars and a drummer.  This was their first gig but they had some material ready.  They intend to record at some point, I think on DMG's label.

It was excellent.  They each had 2 guitars and I still don't know enough about guitars to say how they were different.  The music was beautiful.  It stuck with me for a while.

Search & Restore presents:
Downtown Music Gallery's 21st Anniversary Show
w/ Nels Cline & Julian Lage (First appearance as a duo!) , Kalabalik feat. Raoul Björkenheim, Anders Nilsson, and Gerald Cleaver and CD Release Party for Kalabalik's debut CD on DMG/ARC Records

Nels Cline & Julian Lage (First appearance as a duo!)
Guitar master-explorer NELS CLINE should need no introduction, having held the guitar seat in WILCO for many years. His recording and performing career - spanning jazz, rock, punk, and experimental - is well into its fourth decade, with over 130 recordings, including at least 30 for which he is leader. Besides Wilco, he has played or performed with Tim Berne, Vinny Golia, Scott Amendola, Lydia Lunch, Thurston Moore.. the list is endless!

This is Cline's first duo performance with seasoned guitar great JULIAN LAGE, who has played with Gary Burton, Jim Hall, Fred Hersch, Scott Colley and Joey Baron! This looks to be the beginning of a serious ongoing musical relationship.

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