Mehliana: Taming the Dragon
Taming the Dragon starts off with pianist Brad Mehldau telling his trippy dream over an atmospheric, organic backdrop. Then the groovy beat from drummer Mark Guiliana interrupts Mehldau’s talk to set off the vibe for the entire album. Mehldau steps out of his jazz tradition to join Guiliana for an experimental journey filled with imaginative (electric and acoustic) keyboard licks backing up by big, pulsating drum’n’bass kicks. Mehliana is, without a doubt, a fruitful and creative collaboration.