CD Review: Mark Guiliana "Beat Music - The Los Angeles Improvisations"

As one might expect, the rhythms on heralded drummer Mark Guiliana’s latest album are abstract, enthralling, and so very on-point.
By Jon D'Auria ,

As one might expect, the rhythms on heralded drummer Mark Guiliana’s latest album are abstract, enthralling, and so very on-point. What might take some listeners by surprise, however, is Tim Lefebvre’s 30-song masterclass on tone. Lefebvre conjures a vast array of frequencies as he shifts from funk to dub to pocketed trip-hop grooves, never copping the same sound twice. It’s hard to determine which is more impressive: Lefebvre’s tone or his unparalleled feel.