Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge: Mount Royal

Guitarist Julian Lage emerged in the 1990s as a teen wunderkind while working with jazz-vibes master Gary Burton. In 2009 Lage released his solo debut, Sounding Point, a collection of electrified jazz originals and covers in the vein of Pat Metheny. Since then he’s released duo albums with Nels Cline and Fred Hersch and three albums of acoustic music with Chris Eldridge, a member of the Punch Brothers and a founding member of the bluegrass band Seldom Scene. Mount Royal finds the two guitarists exploring atmospheric acoustic tunes (“Bone Collector”), soft-jazzy instrumentals (“Everything Must Go”), and the occasional lyrical ballad …