"inter-are": NPR Top 100 Songs of 2017

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Thursday December 14, 2017

From NPR Music

The 100 Best Songs of 2017
By: NPR Music

inter-are by Mark Guiliana

Before he was known as David Bowie’s final drummer, before he had even gathered a reputation for next-wave beat science, Mark Guiliana was trained as a jazz musician. The band he helpfully calls his Jazz Quartet is a vehicle for that expression, but hardly a throwback. On “inter-are,” the opening track of a smart new album, Jersey, groove is tantamount, and melody assumes heroic dimensions. Working with Jason Rigby on tenor saxophone, Fabian Almazan on piano and Chris Morrissey on bass, Guiliana fashions a rolling anthem loosely in the spirit of The Bad Plus, but on his own emphatic terms. ‘“Nate Chinen (WBGO)

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