Label: Dragon Records
The Gretest of Them All, Notes to J.C., Skylark, Lotus Blossom/Reflections in D, Bernie?s Tune, In A Sentimental Mood. Jim Mullens ?Burns?
Count the Lawin?, Banks and Braes, Bonnie Wee Thing, Comin? Through the Rye, Willie Gray, The Lea Rig, Sweet Afton, For the Sake O? Somebody, Lassie Lie Near Me, A Man?s a Man, Red, Red Rose.
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(get it?) Mullen proves that these songs by Scotland?s national poet are standards as worthy of jazz treatment as anything written by the poets Tin Pan Alley. However, unlike ?Greensleeves?, another frequently arranged folk tune, most listeners will not recognize any of these tunes (a pity ?Auld Lang Syne? wasn?t included for a jazzbo New Year?s party). Although the concept ultimately proves more intriguing than the CD itself, Mullen?s laid-back melodies and lyrical sensibility combined with tasteful accompaniment result in an album worth hearing. Ulf Wakenius Quartet ?Live? Ulf Wakenius, guitar; Ake Johansson, piano; Yasuhito Mori, bass; Magnus Gran, drums.
Jim Mullen, guitar; Gareth Williams, piano; Mick Hutton, bass; Gary Husband, drums.
- Live/Burns by David Rickert