Just got this album and it doesn't disappoint. Recorded in August 1994 with Ian Thomas on drums, Laurence Cottle on bass guitar, Dave O'Higgins on Saxes and of course Jim Mullen on guitar. It has a distinctive sound, mainly because of the Cottle's electric bass. I prefer upright but Cottle is a bit special on electric, and adds to the high quality musicianship on the album. Jim Mullen is arguably the UK's leading Jazz guitarist and theres plenty of evidence here to support that.
All the tracks are Mullen's own compositions, and thats perhaps the albums only weak point. I could have done with a few standards to break up the album. "Spare Change", which reminds me of a Stan Tracey tune, and the bebop inspired "Foureyes" are my favourite tracks after only a couple of listens. Also a shame there are no blues on the album, as I love hearing Jim Mullen playing the blues, but you can get that elsewhere.
Overall this is a fine album, thats well worth owning.
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