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Dave Mullen

NYC based saxophonist/composer/recording artist that has performed/recorded with many renowned artists

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Saxophonist/Composer/Producer Dave Mullen offers a welcome dose of SOLACE to a world sorely in need of it on his invigorating new album on Mullsoul Music Records that features the exhilarating musicianship of a group of his masterful peers: pianist Jon Cowherd, bassist Hans Glawischnig, drummer E.J. Strickland and, in a pair of special guest appearances, trumpeter Jim Seeley. The album was also mixed by the Grammy-winning producer engineer Jeff Jones, a regular collaborator with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Far from the somber elegy the title might imply, however, Mullen introduces 7 songs that pay homage to the likes of some of jazz's most iconic and inspiring voices John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Michael Brecker, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Dave Mullen has been a staple on the NYC scene for years having performed and/or recorded with many renowned artists such as Nile Rodgers, Gloria Gaynor, Roy Ayers, Gil Scott Heron, Vic Juris, Marc Ribot, Mark Egan, John Hicks, Bernie Worrell, John Medeski, Hans Glawischnig, Boris Koslov, Jon Cowherd, P-Funk, Ben Vereen, The Brand New Heavies, Eddie Hazel, Brian Jackson, George Porter, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Claudio Roditi, Cecil Bridgewater, John Gros, Victor Jones, John Hicks, Billy “Bass” Nelson, Jerome Brailey, Blue Man Group, Slick Rick, Danny Gottlieb, Delfeayo Marsalis, Robin Eubanks, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, John Benitez, and many others.

Saxophonist/Composer Dave Mullen introduces his inspiring new album SOLACE on Mullsoul Music Records that features a group of his masterful peers: pianist Jon Cowherd, bassist Hans Glawischnig, drummer E.J. Strickland and special guest trumpeter Jim Seeley with 7 songs that pay homage to some of jazz's most iconic, inspiring voices: Coltrane, Monk, Ellington, Brecker, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

My Jazz Story

The best show I ever attended was seeing Dexter Gordon play when I was 15 yrs. old. He was performing at Jonathan Swift's in Cambridge, Mass.. My mother took me and had to persuade the club owner/manager that I wasn't going to drink! He had a larger than life persona the way he commanded your attention with that big fat Dex sound and his stature. Performing endless choruses he would then disappear backstage for 10-15 min., finish the tune, play the next head, take endless imaginative choruses and repeat this pattern all evening. What a night!

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