Mark Guiliana's Mischief proved one of 2023's scorchingly best to date. Easier to digest, comprehend and be immersed in with far better tunes than The Sound of Listening made contemporaneously, New Jersey drummer Guiliana played on late-Bowie classic Blackstar (2016). But long before he had also been formidable and made his mark with a certain Bradford Alexander Mehldau in the beat poetry loving jazzprog phantasmagoria that was Mehliana.
Moving right up to date Guiliana is also on the track 'Virgo 3' also featuring Oliver Lake, Brandee Younger and Josh Johnson on Meshell Ndegeocello's storming Blue Note debut The Omnichord Real Book released last month. Jason Rigby joining him for the London and Manchester dates on tenor proved on Mischief at his most tender on 'Audience Américain' a future standard surely and tenderness as well as a loose feel are important throughout. The Guiliana band for these dates is completed by pianist Shai Maestro and by bassist Orlando Le Fleming. Mark Guiliana, photo: via Edition