Mehliana

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Pairing together world-renowned pianist Brad Mehldau and acclaimed percussionist Mark Guiliana, MEHLIANA is the kind of project that sends a seismic pulse across the musical landscape. The configuration presents Mehldau in rare form – performing on fender Rhodes and an arsenal of vintage synthesizers while Guiliana accompanies on drums and effects. The result is a trace-laden, majestic live performance in which Mehldau displays a pension for splitting his hands in a way no other modern pianist can. Guiliana’s frenetic jungle beat precision and unbreakable groove touches upon modern drum ‘n’ bass, nodding back to the unbound dance-funk spirit of the early 70s. A completely free-form performance with no set compositions, the sound is nothing short of what a so many fans have been waiting for; two of the world’s most refreshing instrumentalists humanizing live electronic music with improvisation and deft ability.

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REVIEWS

“Taming the Dragon is already one of the best albums of 2014”
Jazzwise

“… a credible mash-up of sensibilities… an experiment in the emerging field of beat science and a treatise on the ageless art of tension and release.”
New York Times

“The all-standing capacity audience was enthralled…”
Financial Times (UK)

“…the pair were stirring the new brew of improv, 1970sdance-funk, and drum’n‘bass with which they’ve enthused club audiences this year”
Guardian (UK)

“…quirky, curious and compelling performance”
Jazzwise

Universally admired as one of the most adventurous pianists to arrive on the jazz scene in years
The Los Angeles Times

Possibly the best drummer in the world
Time Out London