Mullis, Cynthia

Cynthia Mullis, "Inside Job"

Saxophonist Cynthia Mullis releases her debut recording on OA2
Records entitled ‘Inside Job’ featuring the outstanding Northwest
rhythm section of Chris Spencer on guitar, Doug Miller on bass, and
Steve Korn on drums. Rounding out the ensemble is Jeff Hay on trombone
and Becca Duran on vocals. The CD features imaginative arrangements of
jazz standards by Thelonious Monk , Billy Strayhorn and Dexter Gordon,
as well as originals by Cynthia and Doug. Inspired by her experience in
New York City and recorded in Seattle, the music is introspective yet
upbeat and straight-ahead. The chemistry of the group is organic,
creative, and exciting, and the musicianship is top-notch.

Tracks:

1. It Could Happen to You / Fried Bananas (Burke/Van Heusen/ Gordon) 4:07

2. Isfahan (Billy Strayhorn) 5:43

3. Dolores Street (Cynthia Mullis) 4:52

4. Inside Job (Cynthia Mullis) 6:44

5. Still Playiní It (Doug Miller) 6:53

6. Ask Me Now (Thelonious Monk) 6:02

7. If I Should Lose You Leo (Robbin/Ralph Rainger) 6:39

8. East of the Sun (Harold Ash) 7:07

9. Stepped Out (Cynthia Mullis) 2:53

10. I Thought About You (Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Mercer) 5:49

Performers:

CYNTHIA MULLIS – tenor and alto saxophone

JEFF HAY – trombone

BECCA DURAN – vocals

CHRIS SPENCER – guitar

DOUG MILLER – bass

STEVE KORN – drums/percussion

Production:

Produced by CYNTHIA MULLIS

Recorded at JACK STRAW STUDIOS, Seattle, WA, September 2001

Engineered by DOUG HAIRE

Mixed and mastered by DAVID PASCAL

Photos: JIMMY JOHNSEN (front), M. ANDREW CURRY (band),

CAROL CASTER (inside/back), CHENEY CROW (Becca)

Layout and design: JOHN BISHOP/OriginArts

Produced as part of a Jack Straw Productions Artist Support Program residency.

Reviews:

All Music Guide (Adam Greenburg)
An album of straightforward jazz from Cynthia Mullis, one of only a
handful of capable female jazz instrumentalists on the scene (many opt
to be jazz vocalists instead). Here, the Seattle jazzer grooves her way
through ten songs; roughly half standar…

 
© 1998-2007 OriginArts

http://www.oa2records.com/oa2/recordings/recording.php?TitleID=22001

 

 

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.