Nels Cline & Julian Lage, “Room”

 

You probably know Nels Cline as the 58-year-old lead guitarist in Wilco. Julian Lage is equally familiar in the jazz world for being, among other things, the subject of Jules at Eight, a 1997 documentary short about the guitar prodigy and his family. (“Whatcha been listening to lately?” someone asks Julian. “Lots of Wes Montgomery,” replies the kid nonchalantly. “Coltrane.”) Cline and Lage were introduced by the late jazz-guitar great Jim Hall, to whom the set is dedicated, and their first duo project is a lucid cross-generational alternative to the stripped-down LP Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy recently made with his son Spencer. Read more at Wondering Sound…

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