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.”
David Mullen on tenor and soprano saxes comes equally from the David Sanborn and Gato Barbieri schools of phrasing and rhythmic pulse, and he has a melodic sensibility on a par with Stan Getz as a young musician.
All Music Guide (AMG)
....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.
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
North Arlington, NJ
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
Many years teaching experience
B.M. in Woodwind Performance
Berklee College of Music