Born: April 20, 1966 Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Saxophonist, composer and producer David Mullen (AKA “Mahoney”) is a truly unique voice on his instrument, blending a long lineage of players into a vital and original style.
David first became interested in playing through his father, who was a DJ in the late 50s and 60s, and had an extensive collection of 45s and LPs. “I remember fingering through his collection of jazz, early R&B, and rock n' roll, and just loving the feel and energy of those recordings. The sax was so dominant in all of the styles of music that were happening back then, and I think that's what drew me to the sound of it.”...
Awards:Winner Boston Music Awards Winner best horn player Rock n'Roll Hall of Fame "Battle of the Bands" 2007
....He's paid attention to a wide swath of records from the sax greats, learned the lessons without regurgitating them. A sparkling debut that's well worth your attention. -Chris Spector Midwest record
I’m not a big fan of much of what's called jazz today, however Mahoney's Way is an exception, for what I've had to get used to. A wonderful project that includes most titles written by Mullen and an excellent re-make of Stevie Wonder's As. Some of the titles I prefer are the up tempo Flip It, Chase Away Rain and I love the Like Rashaan and it's apparent that Dave has been influence by some of the best. A great CD that could change the direction of modern jazz. -WorldSpace Corporation Satellite Radio
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North Arlington, NJ
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Many years teaching experience B.M. in Woodwind Performance Berklee College of Music