The Stone Series by John Zorn, this week: JULIAN LAGE
Friday, August 23: JULIAN LAGE with Marc Ribot
Saturday, August 24: JULIAN LAGE with Eric Doob
Julian Lage is an American jazz guitarist and composer. Lage was prodigious as a child and began performing at an early age. In 2009 Lage released his debut album Sounding Point. It was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Late also released albums in 2011, 2015, 2016, and 2017. As of 2018, Lage's trio features bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Lage also has duo projects with guitarists Chris Eldridge, Gyan Riley and Nels Cline. For the 2017 guitar duo album Mount Royal, Lage and Eldridge received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.
Marc Ribot has released 25 albums under his own name over a 40-year career, exploring everything from the pioneering jazz of Albert Ayler with his group “Spiritual Unity” (Pi Recordings), to the Cuban son of Arsenio Rodríguez with two critically acclaimed releases on Atlantic Records under “Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos”. His avant power trio/post-rock band, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog (Pi Recordings), continues the lineage of his earlier experimental no-wave/punk/noise groups Rootless Cosmopolitans (Island Antilles) and Shrek (Tzadik). Marc's solo recordings include "Marc Ribot Plays The Complete Works of Frantz Casseus" (Les Disques Du Crepuscule), "John Zorn’s The Book of Heads" (Tzadik), "Don't Blame Me" (DIW), "Saints" (Atlantic), "Exercises in Futility" (Tzadik), and his latest “Silent Movies” released in 2010 on Pi Recordings was described as a "down-in-mouth-near master piece" by the Village Voice and has landed on several Best of 2010 lists including the LA Times and critical praise across the board. 2014 marked the monumental release: “Marc Ribot Trio Live at the Village Vanguard” (Pi Recordings), documenting Marc’s first headline and the return of Henry Grimes at the historical venue in 2012, included on various Best of 2014 lists such as Downbeat Magazine and NPR’s 50 Favorites.
Two-time GRAMMY Award Nominee Eric Doob has established himself as one of New York City's most exciting and dynamic new drummers, playing and collaborating with some of the leading artists in the world today. Eric's captivating approach to the drums has been highlighted on tours and recordings with saxophone luminary Paquito D'Rivera since 2008, and he has accompanied the musical legend on a wide variety of projects and artistic collaborations. He has appeared as a guest artist with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and made multiple appearances with the NDR Big Band of Hamburg, Germany.
In 2013 Eric received a GRAMMY nomination for his work on Manuel Valera's New Cuban Express. In 2015 he was again recognized with a nomination for his contribution to Emilio Solla's Second Half.
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