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Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet - 'Jersey'

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

People fawn over Mark Guiliana. They should-- he's a spectacular drummer. He has a tremendous energy about him when he plays and he's been a modern living legend to the young folks of jazz coming up in this era who have gone gaga over his playing long before he got the call from the late David Bowie to play on Blackstar. It's only now that even more folks are aware of his greatness. However, this greatness is multi-faceted. Sure, he can be known for his raucousness, but as a bandleader, he's much more composed than one would expect. The signs of this have been clear in his jazz quartet alongside tenor saxophonist Jason Rigby, pianist Fabian Almazan, and bassist Chris Morrissey. The Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet are tight group and their sophomore release, Jersey, cements this vibe for them.

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Mystery Box Challenge: Mark Guiliana & Jonathan Maron (Video)

Sebastien Helary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

What happens when you give Mark Guiliana and Jonathan Maron a box of random gear and ask them to play a song? Awesomeness happens. See for yourself.

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Drum Tricks with Mark Guiliana: Making Acoustic Drums Sound Electronic (Video)

Sebastien Helary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

Here’s one for all the drumheads out there. Drummer extraordinaire Mark Guiliana teaches his tricks on how to make acoustic drums sound electronic with live-band examples featuring bassist Jonathan Maron. Catch the video after the break.

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Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet - "One Month" (Video)

Sebastien Helary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

Drummer Mark Guiliana debuted his jazz quartet last month with the release of his Family First album. If you missed the record release party at Rockwood Music Hall, here's the quartet's live rendition of "One Month" featuring Guiliana on drums, Jason Rigby on saxophone, Chris Morrissey on bass, and Shai Maestro on keys. Check out the video after the jump.

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Mehliana - "Centinela" (Video)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

Hopefully, you remember pianist Brad Mehldau and drummer Mark Guiliana's amazing Nonesuch album from last year, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon. The explosive pairing made for some of the most interesting work either of them had made in their careers so far and it's still quite a fun listen. Back during the press cycle for the album's release, they released a group of videos recorded at Los Angeles' Largo back in October 2013 which we may have mentioned before. Apparently, they were holding back on us because today they just released the video for the song "Centinela", a composition that didn't even make the album. Watch the video, directed and recorded by Alex Chaloff like the other videos in this series, after the jump.