Jim Mullen - a treat for Tele / jazz lovers

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  1. Poppa Stoppa

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    never heard of him, but wow what a melodic player! Always loved Dick Morrisey's many bands over the decades.
     
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    I really like his playing - it's a very clean sound he get's with his thumb at that speed. Nice time feel too....
     
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    Really dug him a lot on the Rhythm Changes track.......

    Chuck
     
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    You guys are spot on - clean, melodic, great time feel. Very soulful and inventive too.

    I used to go and see that first band (Morrisey Mullen). Couldn't help grinning from ear to ear when Jim played. Sometimes see him in a jazz trio or quartet these days, and everybody stands there grinnin' too, including the horn players.
     
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    Great stuff! Thanks, Poppa.
     
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    Wow, there's a whole buncha folks I'd never heard or heard of before...

    Even aside from the nice playing - I'm not sure I could say exactly why, but that just completely charmed the **** out of me
     
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    I am really into the 2nd. clip.
     
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    Sounds like Scofield to my ears in clip 2. That's a compliment.
     
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    Thanks OP, I Really enjoyed these guys and - never heard of them before - there stuff doe'snt seem to be available anymore :cry:
     
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    I'd never heard of him before, either. It's amazing what he's doing with just his thumb.

    Thanks Poppa Stoppa
     
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    I liked the second clip.....
     
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    fwiw, there was a clip a few years back (I think posted by the infamous 'Tag') of George Benson making a more traditional jazz album with the Crusader's keyboard guy, in the studio; Benson used that same technique, picking with his thumb faster than most of us can with a pick.
     
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    Wow! That was sweet. WhereTF did that guy come from and how did I miss him? Great tone, phrasing, and feel. Another player with the total package. Thanks for the clips.


    Tom
     
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    Thanks SO MUCH for the introduction to Mr. Mullen. That's some serious thumbin' and strummin'.
     
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    Interesting technique. Alot of his sound is in that right thumb!
     
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    Just listened to the second clip...that's it, I quit. Second time since I last listened to Scotty Anderson. I gotta' quit listening to guys that are so much better than me. Usually they're just a little better. But guys like Jim and Scotty are many light years beyond me.
    OK, so maybe I'm not quittin'. But I'm not playin' for awhile, so don't try and talk me into...OK? I'm mad. Well, maybe not mad. Just frustrated. Well, maybe not frustrated...awe heck with it!


    Tom
     
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    Really, very really!

    He seems to have developed a thing or two to say on the instrument, huh? (GRIN)

    Thanks, for the link, Dana O.
     
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    Great post Geoff.

    I saw Jim four years ago in Ascot. In a Hammond trio. Took my 'brit pop' loving friend. He was blown away (as was I). I spoke to him afterwards. Asked if he had any advice he could pass on. I was quite interested in the whole playing 'out' thing back then so I also asked him about that. He simply said he didn't really know how to play the guitar so was unable to help me. He also said it is best to find your own way in any event as this gives more definition to your style as you stumble upon phrases and notes others ignore or play differently. Wise words.

    Cheers,
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    Very, very nice!

    Wow... a Tele can really do everything... I'm going to play mine right now.
     

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