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.
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.
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.