Welcome folks! 2023 is over and what a great year it was. I recorded an album with the legendary Ron Carter, played the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, performed with the great drummers Herlin Riley and Mike Clark, won an award with my NOLA inspired group the Demolition Brass Band and so much more. 2024 is already off to great start too. I'm excited to release a new single on my label Mullsoul Music Records with my brass band that features the former lead singer of Tower of Power (Tommy Bowes) with Keith Anthony Fluitt (Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones), Roger Lewis and Kirk Joseph (Dirty Dozen Brass Band), John 'Papa' Gros, and others.
The Record Release Party for my album 'Solace' at the Cutting Room in New York City was a huge success. SOLD OUT to be exact. Thanks so much to those that came out. It also featured Greg Murphy (pian0), Sean Conly (Bass), Waldron Ricks (Trumpet) and Special Guest Barry Altschul. It really was a special night! My new jazz album The Dave Mullen Ensemble 'SOLACE' is now available! Click the links below to get it.
It features a stellar cast of musicians including Jon Cowherd (Piano), Hans Glawischnig (Bass), EJ Strickland (Drums), and Jim Seeley (Trumpet). It's comprised of 7 tracks (6 original plus Duke Ellington's timeless 'Satin Doll') with dedications to the John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk collaboration (Mane Tronk), Rahsaan Roland Kirk (Like Rahsaan), McCoy Tyner (The Grind), Michael Brecker ( For Michael) and even a Celtic/Trane-ish exploration entitled 'Kinda Green'. It was mixed by Jeff 'The Jedi Master' Jones. I can't wait to share it with you.
I've also been very busy recording in my studio with many musicians from all over the world. I just finished one with my other group the Demolition Brass Band with members of Tower of Power, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, former members of Sun Ra and Miles Davis, New Orleans' own John 'Papa' Gros and others. I think you'll love it. Also, be sure to check out some LIVE events from my New Orleans inspired group The Demolition Brass Band. We've been performing pretty consistently throughout these crazy times.
Check out the Events page for more info for all 3 of my groups: The Dave Mullen Ensemble, Demolition Brass Band, and BUTTA as well as other gigs I'm doing too.
You can also hear and purchase my critically acclaimed album "MAHONEY'S WAY" on ROBERTS MUSIC GROUP (RMG) featuring notables Nile Rodgers, Mark Egan, Marc Ribot, Victor Jones, and a gospel choir to boot! The album can be purchased here to through PayPal. Contact me for more details.
Thanks for checking it out. Come back for upcoming sheet music downloads, mp3s, and other fun stuff. Stay safe folks!
Saxophonist/Composer/Producer 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, Ben Vereen, Vic Juris, Marc Ribot, Mark Egan, John Hicks, Bernie Worrell, John Medeski, Hans Glawischnig, Boris Koslov, Jon Cowherd, P-Funk, 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, Groove Collective, Blue Man Group, Mood II Swing, Firewater, G Love and Special Sauce, The Jesus Lizard, Slick Rick, Danny Gottlieb, Delfeayo Marsalis, Robin Eubanks, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, John Benitez, and many others.
He first became interested in music playing his father’s extensive collection of 45s and LPs from his DJing days in the late 50s and early 60s. As a child prodigy, he traveled to Paris and Canada at the age of 14 and was recognized early on for his musical prowess, garnishing awards that included a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. While enrolled, he studied with the "guru" of woodwind teachers Joe Viola, along with George Garzone, Bill Pierce and Andy McGhee. After graduating, he moved to New York shortly thereafter and that relocation turned out to be a fruitful one, soon performing locally and abroad. Some of his credits include appearing on MTV, Live at Five, CBS, the Fox network and writing for PBS. Dave released his critically acclaimed album “Mahoney’s Way” on RMG Records which featured Nile Rodgers, Marc Egan, Marc Ribot, Victor Jones, Abe Fogle, and even the True Fellowship Gospel Choir from Brooklyn.
Presently, Dave has just finished an incredible new jazz album that features Jon Cowherd (piano), Hans Glawishnig(bass), EJ Strickland (drums) and guest Jim Seeley (trumpet) and mixed and co-produced by Jeff 'The Jedi Master' Jones.