Mark Guiliana has become recognised as one of the world’s leading drummers, in demand across the spectrum from jazz to rock to electronic music for his rhythmic sophistication and individual sound, blending virtuosity on acoustic drums with artfully deployed electronic beats and processing.
Along with leading his own groups – the acoustic Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet and electronica-minded Beat Music – he has appeared on a string of acclaimed recordings with others. The verve and precision of Guiliana’s drumming was a prime mover of Blackstar, David Bowie’s multiple Grammy Award-winning final album. Guiliana teamed with keyboardist Brad Mehldau as the duo Mehliana, and he has also collaborated with such artists as saxophonist Donny McCaslin, guitar hero John Scofield, Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer-songwriter Matt Cameron, neo-soul singer-songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello, guitarist-vocalist Lionel Loueke and jazz singer Gretchen Parlato.
Here Guiliana presents music from his newest album as a leader – Jersey, released in 2017 via Motema Music – which features his ever-compelling Jazz Quartet, with bassist Chris Morrissey, saxophonist Jason Rigby and pianist Fabian Almazan.