Guitarist Lage Lund made his first
Criss Cross leader debut in 2008 with the brilliant
Early Songs (Criss 1307).
Paring down from a quintet to quartet, he returns with
a vibrant set of mainly original tunes with a superb supporting cast:
pianist Edward Simon,
bassist Ben Street and
drummer Bill Stewart.
Lund took first place in the International
Thelonious Monk Guitar Competition and
has gained renown as one of the world's most sought-after players.
He has appeared on two Criss Cross sessions led by Seamus Blake,
Way Out Willy (Criss 1288) and
Bellwether (Criss 1317),
in addition to his memorable sideman work with David Sanchez, Marcus Strickland,
Kendrick Scott, Jaleel Shaw, Donny McCaslin, Will Vinson and many others.
The first-ever electric guitarist to attend Juilliard, Lund possesses
a staggering harmonic sophistication and a singularly fluid voice as
a soloist -- qualities that leap out on
Unlikely Stories and, no doubt,
on many more releases to come.
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Swagger (Lage Lund) 7:31
Folly (Lage Lund) 9:32
Worms (Lage Lund) 7:46
12 Beats (Lage Lund) 8:04
Truckstop Queen (Lage Lund) 6:52
Drum (Lage Lund) 9:52
Life At The Bottom Of A Lake (Lage Lund) 7:04
What We See (Lage Lund) 10:05
Total Time: 66:52
November 5, 2009
Brooklyn, NY, USA