Jim Mullen Organ Trio
8.30pm Monday 18th April 2011
Jim Mullen – guitar
Mike Gorman – Hammond B3
Matt Skelton – drums
Jim Mullen “the man with the thumb” is a truly original voice in contemporary jazz guitar born out, in no small part, of his 15-year association with sax man Dick Morrissey in the rarified jazz-fusion atmosphere of their now legendary band, Morrissey Mullen.
Never flashy or glib he is known not only for the tasteful eloquence of his solos, providing thoughtful and absorbing explorations of the carefully chosen material that forms the band's wide-ranging repertoire, but also for what his subtle comping gives to his band’s overall sound.
As Dave Gelly said in reviewing their current album, “Smokescreen” “Instead of the strutting blues & soul of Sixties pioneers, this band goes for subtlety and tonal variety, regularly building up to a kind of subdued, bubbling excitement. It's the perfect setting for Mullen's mellow, soulful guitar and his legendary fluency. He and organist Mike Gorman have evolved a whole new vocabulary, while drummer Matt Skelton supports it all with the lightest of touches”.
The band’s current album, “Smokescreen” features no less than six originals from Mike Gorman and Jim Mullen. Follow the link below to hear part of “Aja” from that CD:
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