Julian Lage & Ben Wendel

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  1. ColorBlindJames

    ColorBlindJames Supporting Member

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    Dig it:



    Here is the original version, with Wendel on bassoon and Lage on an archtop:

     
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    Saw Ben Wendel's group in a small jazz space here in SoCal a few years ago. Quite refreshing writing and playing his band did that night that had us definitely wanting more!
     
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    I've watched that second clip so many times.

    It is so good.
     
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    I'd happily listen to anything Julian did, including reading the yellow pages.
     
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    Most people under 30 don’t know what yellow pages even refers too :eek:
     
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    JL bringing dynamic flow to the melody while bringing totally different dynamics to the accompaniment under the melody . . . what an inspiration!
     
  8. WordMan

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    By the way, that's Lage's archtop by Linda Manzer - I think he got it as a teenager as one of his first amazing guitars that he owns vs. the old L-5 he was loaned by David Grisman as a kid.

    https://www.musicradar.com/news/10-...-be-connected-to-how-we-breathe-as-guitarists

    I had no idea he lost his house in the fire.
     
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    That's really sad that he lost his house.

    I actually thought he lived in NYC.
     
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    Pretty stoked. Have tickets to see Julian in October at a small theater in Healdsburg, CA. Looks like he is with his trio.
     
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    Why is the album titled Seasons but the songs are named after months?
     
  12. WordMan

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    It may be his family’s home. He grew up in Santa Rosa.
     
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    Ah, I see.
     
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    Nice! Every time I hear something new (to me) of his I’m floored by the diversity of his playing - not so much that it’s a different genre/style (lots of player do that) but that the tones, phrasing, etc always seem completely unique to that particular ensemble.

    I just saw Julian live for the first time last week in Paris at the Zorn Bagatelles marathon at a relatively small club (New Morning). He played only a few tunes - as was the protocol for the marathon, where each ensemble gets about 10-15 minutes - but he sounded great. Also my first time hearing Mary Halvorson and Dave Fuczynski live, both of whom were impressive technically and artistically. But Marc Ribot blew them all away IMHO :)
     

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