Julian Lage is set to release a new album called The Layers, a companion piece to 2022’s acclaimed View With a Room.
The collection features six original pieces recorded during the same sessions that the guitarist recorded with his trio of bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King along with the addition of fellow guitar icon Bill Frisell.
Listen to the title track “The Layers”:
“At its core, The Layers is a prequel to View With a Room,” Lage explains. “It has all the musical seeds that grew into what I consider the touchstones of View With a Room — a duo with Bill, a duo with Jorge, more atmospheric and expansive writing, Dave and Jorge’s incredible rhythmic and orchestrational sensibilities. View With a Room is a comprehensive look at these musical qualities we were so excited to explore in the studio, and The Layers offers a distillation of the various relationships within the ensemble and production team. Taken as a whole, The Layers has a heartbeat all of its own.”
The album was produced by Margaret Glaspy and recorded by Mark Goodell with additional production by Armand Hirsch.
Here’s the track listing:
- Everything Helps
- Double Southpaw
- Missing Voices
- This World
- The Layers
Julian Lage’s The Layers is out March 17, 2023, via Blue Note.