SUNDAY 17.3.2013 / 8.30 PM / DEN ATELIER, 54 RUE DE HOLLERICH, LUXEMBOURG
Over the last few years, world renowned pianist Brad Mehldau and acclaimed drummer/percussionist Mark Guiliana (Gretchen Parlato, Meshell Ndegeocello) had been discussing a potential collaboration in which Brad would, for the first time in a live group setting, perform on fender Rhodes and an arsenal of vintage synthesizers, while Mark would accompany on live drums and effects in a loose setting. A completely free form performance, with no set compositions, the resulting sounds were quintessential Brad and Mark, yet touching on modern drum and bass forays found in dance clubs, and nodding back to the more free dance-funk spirit of the early 70s. The unmistakable harmony and melodicism of Brad Mehldau played through electric keyboards enveloped by the virtuosic rhythmic tendencies of Guiliana – is nothing short of what a lot of music fans have been waiting for; two of the world’s most refreshing instrumentalists humanizing live electronic music with improvisation and deft ability.
Brad Mehldau, keyboards
Mark Guiliana, drums
Price: 25€, students: 20€