Mark Guiliana – ‘Beat Music: The Los Angeles Improvisations’ (Streams)

Looking on the other side of the coin, as we announed earlier this week, drummer Mark Guiliana is releasing a pair of albums on September 2– the personal My Life Starts Now and the improvised Beat Music: The Los Angeles Improvisations, the latter of which features Tim Lefebvre on bass, Jeff Babko on keyboards, and Troy Zeigler on electronics all improvising together throughout a one-day session with no overdubs. Check out three songs from the album after the jump. They’ll all be available for download with a pre-order on iTunes (starting next Tuesday, August 19th along with My Life Starts Now) His other album, Beat Music: The Los Angeles Improvisations will also release the same day. Check out the title track to My Life Starts Now after the jump.

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As freewheeling and funkily spare as the songs on My Life Starts Now, the same could be said and more with the songs on Beat Music: The Los Angeles Improvisations. It’s all the boom-bap without the thematic influences. It’s a fun listen that you should definitely think about copping when it drops in a few weeks.

Beat Music: The Los Angeles Improvisations is out September 2nd on Mark Guiliana’s newly-started Beat Music Productions.