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26/02/2012

Claire Martin presents the Jim Mullen Reunion Band performing at the 2012 Jazz on a Winter's Weekend festival in Southport. Including Jim Mullen (guitar), Gareth Williams (piano).

Jazz Line-Up this week presents The Jim Mullen Reunion Band, a stellar cast of British jazz musicians
Jim Mullen on Guitar, Gareth Williams,Piano; Mick Hutton, Bass and Gary Husband, Drums.
As the name suggests this band is a reunion of the Quartet that was in existence for six years from 1996. Its members are amongst the most experienced jazz musicians in the country and the group developed an extremely powerful musical identity during its lifetime. The Quartet has recorded five CDs: We Go Back (1996), Live In Glasgow (1997), Burns (2000), Animation (2001), Somewhere In The Hills (2002). This group is one of the most powerful and exciting bands ever to appear on the UK Jazz Scene.
Jim Mullen moved to London from Glasgow in 1969, going on to work in the groups of Pete Brown, Brian Auger Vinegar Joe and Kokomo . In 1975 he met sax player Dick Morrissey and began a 15 year association. After the demise of Morrissey Mullen he worked with jazz vocalist Claire Martin and formed a series of quartets . As sideman he is in demand by visiting U.S. stars like Gene Harris, Mose Allison and, Jimmy Smith. He is twice winner of 'Best Guitar' in the British Telecom jazz awards and 'Best Guitar' in the British Jazz Awards for 2000.

Also on the show, Claire profiles Geri Allen's album "The Gathering" in the company of Kevin Le Gendre in this month's 'Now Is The Time' feature.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 26 Feb 2012 23:00

Music Played

  • Tania Maria

    Dear Dee Vee

    Performers: Tania Maria (Piano), Eddie Gomez (Bass) Composer: Tania Maria, Correa Reis

    • Tempo.
    • Naïve NJ621711.
  • Ronnie Scott’s All-Stars

    Bye Bye Blackbird

    Performers: Natalie Williams (Vocal), Sum Burgess (Bass), Alex Garnett (Sax), James Pearson (Piano), Pedro Segundo (Drums) Composer: Dickson, Henderson

    • Ronnie Scott’s All Stars Live At The Club.
    • Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club RSR 001.
  • Geri Allen

    The Gathering

    Performers: Geri Allen (Piano), Buster Williams (Bass), Lenny White (Drums), Vernon Reid (Guitar), Wallace Roney (Trumpet), Robin Eubanks (Trombone) Composer: Geri Allen

    • The Gathering.
    • Polygram/Verve 557 614-2.
  • Geri Allen

    Light Matters

    Performers: Geri Allen (Piano), Buster Williams (Bass), Lenny White (Drums), Vernon Reid (Guitar), Wallace Roney (Trumpet), Robin Eubanks (Trombone) Composer: Geri Allen

    • The Gathering.
    • Polygram/Verve 557 614-2.
  • Geri Allen

    Angels

    Performers: Geri Allen (Piano), Buster Williams (Bass), Lenny White (Drums), Vernon Reid (Guitar), Wallace Roney (Trumpet), Robin Eubanks (Trombone) Composer: Geri Allen

    • The Gathering.
    • Polygram/Verve 557 614-2.
  • Vijay Iyer Trio

    Wildflower

    Performers: Vijay Iyer (Piano), Stephen Crump (Bass), Marcus Gilmore (Drums) Composer: Vijay Iyer

    • Accelerando.
    • ACT 9524-2.
  • Jim Mullen Reunion Quartet

    You've Changed

    Performers: Jim Mullen (Guitar), Mick Hutton (Double Bass), Gareth Williams (Piano), Gary Husband (Drums) Composer: Bill Carey, Carl Fischer BBC Recording, recorded at Southport’s “Jazz On A Winter’s Weekend” on Sunday 5th February 2012

  • Jim Mullen Reunion Quartet

    Song for Carla

    Performers: Jim Mullen (Guitar), Mick Hutton (Double Bass), Gareth Williams (Piano), Gary Husband (Drums) Composer: Max Middleton BBC Recording, recorded at Southport’s “Jazz On A Winter’s Weekend” on Sunday 5th February 2012

  • Jim Mullen Reunion Quartet

    Dreams So Real

    Performers: Jim Mullen (Guitar), Mick Hutton (Double Bass), Gareth Williams (Piano), Gary Husband (Drums) Composer: Carla Bley BBC Recording, recorded at Southport’s “Jazz On A Winter’s Weekend” on Sunday 5th February 2012

  • Jim Mullen Reunion Quartet

    Love Is Real

    Performers: Jim Mullen (Guitar), Mick Hutton (Double Bass), Gareth Williams (Piano), Gary Husband (Drums) Composer: John Lennon BBC Recording, recorded at Southport’s “Jazz On A Winter’s Weekend” on Sunday 5th February 2012

  • Jim Mullen Reunion Quartet

    Over The Hills And Far Away

    Performers: Jim Mullen (Guitar), Mick Hutton (Double Bass), Gareth Williams (Piano), Gary Husband (Drums) Composer: Trad/Scottish BBC Recording, recorded at Southport’s “Jazz On A Winter’s Weekend” on Sunday 5th February 2012

  • Gregory Porter

    Real Good Hands

    Performers: Gregory Porter (Vocal), Chip Crawford (Piano), Aaron Jems (Bass), Emanuel harrold (Drums), Keyon Harrold (Trumpet), Tivon Pennicott (Sax), Kamau Kenyatta (Horns) Composer: Gregory Porter

    • Be Good.
    • Motema Records 233488.
  • Ahmad Jamal

    Woody'n You

    Performers: Ahmad Jamal (Piano), Reginald Veal (Double Bass), Herlin Riley (Drums), Manolo Badrena (Percussion) Composer: Ahmad Jamal

    • Blue Moon.
    • Jazzbook Records SP 9570001.

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