Jim Mullen/Mike Gorman Trio
A multi-award winner, including a special Honorary Parliamentary Jazz Award in 2017, Jim Mullen is widely regarded as one of the finest jazz guitarists in Europe. Originally from Glasgow he made his name playing with a number of seminal bands through the 70’s and 80’s including Brian Auger’s “Oblivion Express”, The Average White Band and his own highly acclaimed jazz/funk band “Morrissey-Mullen”. A prized sideman as well as leader Jim also includes work with the likes of Mose Allison, Jimmy Witherspoon and Georgie Fame on a stellar cv.
The band he leads this evening features the classic Organ trio format, and features leading British pianist/organist Mike Gorman and drummer Tristan Maillot performing a dynamic set of originals and carefully crafted jazz standards in a Groove-influenced hard-bop style that Jim describes as a mixture of “tradition and transition”.
“One of the great Jazz guitarists working today” Jazzwise; “World Class” Guardian; “The Organ Trio… Each piece gets a unique, often surprising treatment, performed with the understated virtuosity that marks out the best and most mature players.” Guardian