Three-time Grammy nominee Julian Lage has been named among the “highest category of improvising musicians” by The New Yorker and has played his guitar with everyone from John Zorn to Nels Cline. While always evolving and hungry for the unexpected, his music is tuneful, rich, and soulful, as he shows on his recent debut for Blue Note records, Squint, which Downbeat called “a singularly modern take on Blue Note tradition.”
For more than 20 years, The Bad Plus have boldly pushed the needle in the jazz world with fearless technical aplomb and an unorthodox approach to the jazz repertoire. The New York Times says, “Nobody else sounds like The Bad Plus, still, and The Bad Plus sounds like nobody else.” Introducing its new quartet configuration for the first time in Los Angeles, this pathbreaking ensemble brings its unique vision and virtuosity to a fresh batch of new compositions. The Bad Plus is bassist Reid Anderson, drummer Dave King, guitarist Ben Monder, and tenor saxophonist Chris Speed.