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.
CD Review: Mark Giuliana Jazz Quartet "Family First"
On Guiliana’s latest effort, he enlists close friend Chris Morrissey to play upright on an album consisting of traditional jazz-styled compositions.