Blues, Jazz & Beyond – here at last!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011: The new album by Mike Collins & Jim Mullen, “Blues, Jazz & Beyond”, starts out with a set of original blues-based improvised compositions featuring Mike on acoustic guitar and Jim playing lightly amplified electric guitar. For the second half of the album, Jim chose some of his favourite jazz standards, such as “You’re My Thrill” and “Stella By Starlight” while Mike came up with unconventional arrangements of Charlie Mingus’s “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” and George Gershwin’s “Summertime”.

Cover pic for Mike Collins | Jim Mullen album "Blues, Jazz & Beyond"

RNA 002 – “Blues, Jazz & Beyond” – Mike Collins | Jim Mullen

“Finally released a good 12 years after the original duets were recorded, this album has been the longest in gestation of any that I have every been involved in previously.” says Mike Collins, adding “Of course, it was well worth the wait – and overcoming all the technical difficulties to add Blair Cunningham’s drums and then John McKenzie’s bass parts was a journey of discovery in Pro Tools in itself!”

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Rude Note Records is a 'boutique' record label operated by Mike Collins - a music producer, recording engineer, studio musician and song co-writer who creates pop, folk, blues, soul and jazz music.
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