While things have been extraordinarily busy with pianist Brad Mehldau and drummer Mark Guiliana, the pair have still done quite a bit of touring together as the duo Mehliana in the last year, a pairing that has allowed Mehldau to branch out into an electric direction musically which is relatively new ground for the famed piano player. This work together and extensive touring has all been leading up to the release of an album to release early next year on Nonesuch Records. The duo just released a new track, "Hungry Ghost", on the Nonesuch Soundcloud page. Give it a spin or four and check out their upcoming US and European tour dates throughout October and November after the jump.
My drummer obsession of 2012, Mark Guiliana just released an album of songs two years in the making, A Form of Truth. The album made up entirely of his own compositions is a self-released collection featuring world class talents that include the likes of guitarist Nir Felder, keyboardist Jason Lindner, bassist Me'Shell NdegéOcello, alto saxophonist Dave Binney, bassist Tim Lefebvre, and more. The album has a more fleshed out sound than Guiliana's previous release, the Beat Music EP of last year, that has a fullness to it that compliments the electronic, scattershot break beats that have become iconic in Guiliana's repertoire. It's definitely worth checking out and copping after the jump.
The meeting of the world class talents that is pianist Brad Mehldau and drummer Mark Guiliana has been steadily sweeping through Europe. Check out a recording of the pair during a March date in London at Underground and get hype about a possible album from these two later this fall.
If 2012 taught us anything, it's that any combination of keyboardist Jason Lindner and drummer Mark Guiliana is surefire win. Guiliana's group, BEAT MUSIC, is proof of this. Guitarist Lionel Loueke's album Heritage of last year is further proof of this. This is why it's such a treat to hear Loueke sit in with BEAT MUSIC at Rockwood Music Hall last month. Check out this group including bassist Chris Morrissey knock out Guiliana's "Spirit Animal" after the jump.
Forget morning radio, I can't think of a better way to wake up than with some more genius by the Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana duo This is just a taste of the tour the two will be on through Europe during the month of March. After that, Mehldau links up with mandolinist, MacArthur "genius" fellow, and leader of Punch Brothers Chris Thile for some U.S. dates. Check out pure dopeness and all the tour dates after the jump.