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Mark Guiliana's BEAT Music @ the Jazz Gallery

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Mark Guiliana's BEAT music, formerly known as Mark Guiliana's Thing

I like to see all Mark Guiliana’s gigs whenever I’m in town, so I had this one marked in my calendar quite a while ago. It got pretty crowded this time, maybe because it was also highlighted in Time Out NY and other such publications this time and I’m very sure that Mark’s fan base is growing fast, anyway. Mark Guiliana on drums, Jason Lindner on keyboards, Jason Fratticelli on bass, Mike Severson on guitar. The first set was seemingly more prepared and the second one more experimental, like it often is @ Rose (where I’ve heard Mark has play with this group quite a lot). The experimental direction requires a relaxed and unhurried atmosphere, I guess, for which is Rose is quite perfect, actually. Despite how cozy Jazz Gallery is, it feels a bit more official. There was definitely a need for ear plugs sitting in the 3rd row, which isn’t that common at the Jazz Gallery. Mike Severson really nailed some seemingly easy guitar parts, I think it’s not so common to make rock guitar actually sound that deep. Jason Fratticelli, who played electric and acoustic bass was really a pleasure to listen to, such a musical bass player, really went into the music. I thought that Jason Lindner wasn’t as inspired as the other couple of times when I’ve heard him with this project. Mark Guiliana added quite a lot of recorded speech and effects from the computer to the music (I wonder if it’s a trend for drummers, since recently I heard Kendrick Scott use Bruce Lee’s Be Water talk for one of his tunes). It crazy how good the coordination must be if he can just keep playing with the knobs and switches and keep up such groove while doing it. I’m still a huge fan of Mark Guiliana’s drumming, I don’t think anyone would be able to copy what he does, really.

Was nice to be back at the Jazz Gallery. They seem to have a new ticket policy – it’s $20 for non members (used to be $10-15). But it’s all for a good cause, definitely.

Written by Ines

August 7, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Mark Guiliana’s BEAT Music @ the Jazz Gallery

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Mark Guiliana's BEAT music, formerly known as Mark Guiliana's Thing

I like to see all Mark Guiliana’s gigs whenever I’m in town, so I had this one marked in my calendar quite a while ago. It got pretty crowded this time, maybe because it was also highlighted in Time Out NY and other such publications this time and I’m very sure that Mark’s fan base is growing fast, anyway. Mark Guiliana on drums, Jason Lindner on keyboards, Jason Fratticelli on bass, Mike Severson on guitar. The first set was seemingly more prepared and the second one more experimental, like it often is @ Rose (where I’ve heard Mark has play with this group quite a lot). The experimental direction requires a relaxed and unhurried atmosphere, I guess, for which is Rose is quite perfect, actually. Despite how cozy Jazz Gallery is, it feels a bit more official. There was definitely a need for ear plugs sitting in the 3rd row, which isn’t that common at the Jazz Gallery. Mike Severson really nailed some seemingly easy guitar parts, I think it’s not so common to make rock guitar actually sound that deep. Jason Fratticelli, who played electric and acoustic bass was really a pleasure to listen to, such a musical bass player, really went into the music. I thought that Jason Lindner wasn’t as inspired as the other couple of times when I’ve heard him with this project. Mark Guiliana added quite a lot of recorded speech and effects from the computer to the music (I wonder if it’s a trend for drummers, since recently I heard Kendrick Scott use Bruce Lee’s Be Water talk for one of his tunes). It crazy how good the coordination must be if he can just keep playing with the knobs and switches and keep up such groove while doing it. I’m still a huge fan of Mark Guiliana’s drumming, I don’t think anyone would be able to copy what he does, really.

Was nice to be back at the Jazz Gallery. They seem to have a new ticket policy – it’s $20 for non members (used to be $10-15). But it’s all for a good cause, definitely.

Written by Ines

August 7, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Mark Guiliana's Thing @ Rockwood Music Hall

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Mark Guiliana's Thing @ Rockwood Music Hall

Mark Guiliana's Thing @ Rockwood Music Hall

Great Music venue in Lower East Side with no cover – Rockwood Music Hall. Seems like they have 9-11 1-hour shows per night. The reason I got there was Mark Guiliana’s Thing (the best thing I know about New Jersey 😀 :D).  It was Jason Fratticelli on bass – electric bass this time, he was just as killin’ on it as on Wednesday @ Rose, where he played acoustic bass. And Aaron Dugan on guitar. Lots of experimenting, delay, flanger, nice work with looper.  The live vibe reminded me of Led Zeppelin – incredible grooves and playing together. I got there a little late but just in time to see Matisyahu sitting in for a tune. That was unbelievable. This really random-looking guy strolls on the stage and gives a killin’ performance playing some rap/reggae music with the band and taking a great beatboxing solo. Does that kind of thing happen anywhere else besides New York?

Written by Ines

July 22, 2009 at 11:23 am

Mark Guiliana’s Thing @ Rockwood Music Hall

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Mark Guiliana's Thing @ Rockwood Music Hall

Mark Guiliana's Thing @ Rockwood Music Hall

Great Music venue in Lower East Side with no cover – Rockwood Music Hall. Seems like they have 9-11 1-hour shows per night. The reason I got there was Mark Guiliana’s Thing (the best thing I know about New Jersey 😀 :D).  It was Jason Fratticelli on bass – electric bass this time, he was just as killin’ on it as on Wednesday @ Rose, where he played acoustic bass. And Aaron Dugan on guitar. Lots of experimenting, delay, flanger, nice work with looper.  The live vibe reminded me of Led Zeppelin – incredible grooves and playing together. I got there a little late but just in time to see Matisyahu sitting in for a tune. That was unbelievable. This really random-looking guy strolls on the stage and gives a killin’ performance playing some rap/reggae music with the band and taking a great beatboxing solo. Does that kind of thing happen anywhere else besides New York?

Written by Ines

July 22, 2009 at 11:23 am

Mark Guiliana’s Thing @ Rose (pt IV)

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Mark Guiliana's Thing @ Rose

Mark Guiliana's Thing @ Rose

I missed hearing Mark Guiliana – he has been out of town for a while, touring in Europe. But there it was again, his Thing @ Rose. Mark Guiliana is  really so much more than a drummer, he is one of the most fascinating jazz musicians on the planet I would say :D. This time he had Jason Fratticelli on double bass and Mike Severson on guitar. It was great to discover Jason Fratticelli – amazing genius riffs and groove power, really great straightforward time and tone. I hope I’ll get to hear him play with Mark Guiliana some more, it seemed to be a great match. But interestingly, maybe I’m totally wrong about this, but I felt the music got a lot more obscure when the keyboard player joined in for a while. But yeah, it must be the greatest challenge to keep up with such perfect musicianship, for that’s what the case was there.
Well, it was 4th time hearing Mark Guiliana’s Thing, I’m totally a fan of the project – live improvised experimental music as good as it gets. With the right band, it can be life-changing.

Written by Ines

July 16, 2009 at 11:25 am

Mark Guiliana's Thing @ Rose (pt IV)

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Mark Guiliana's Thing @ Rose

Mark Guiliana's Thing @ Rose

I missed hearing Mark Guiliana – he has been out of town for a while, touring in Europe. But there it was again, his Thing @ Rose. Mark Guiliana is  really so much more than a drummer, he is one of the most fascinating jazz musicians on the planet I would say :D. This time he had Jason Fratticelli on double bass and Mike Severson on guitar. It was great to discover Jason Fratticelli – amazing genius riffs and groove power, really great straightforward time and tone. I hope I’ll get to hear him play with Mark Guiliana some more, it seemed to be a great match. But interestingly, maybe I’m totally wrong about this, but I felt the music got a lot more obscure when the keyboard player joined in for a while. But yeah, it must be the greatest challenge to keep up with such perfect musicianship, for that’s what the case was there.
Well, it was 4th time hearing Mark Guiliana’s Thing, I’m totally a fan of the project – live improvised experimental music as good as it gets. With the right band, it can be life-changing.

Written by Ines

July 16, 2009 at 11:25 am