Roger the Dodger
Whatever You Say, Henry
Following up Arclight with bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen, guitarist Julian Lage returns for an invigorating set with the same lineup. The trio's sound is crunchy, more blues- and rock-tinged than Lage's earlier work, but the technical fluidity and harmonic risk of his improvised flights are no less astonishing. Come for the melodic simplicity of "Atlantic Limited" and "Splendor Riot," stay for the burning country-swing of "Look Book" and the free-form adventure of "Earth Science."