Jim Mullen

Jim Mullen (b. 1945) is a prominent British jazz guitarist that has been a nominee and a winner of many British jazz awards.

Jim formed the acclaimed British jazz funk band Morrissey Mullen (aka. “M&M”) together with saxophonist Dick Morrissey in 1975. The band has been hailed as the premier exponents of the British jazz-rock movement of the 1970s1).


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Jim Mullen (born November 26, 1945) is a Glasgow-born jazz guitarist with a distinctive style, like Wes Montgomery before him, picking with the thumb rather than a plectrum.

Having played with Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, appearing on the band's first three albums together with future Average White Band drummer Robbie MacIntosh, Mullen then joined Kokomo and later toured with the Average White Band.

It was while both musicians were touring the U.S. with AWB in the mid-70s that Mullen met up with tenor saxophone player Dick Morrissey, and throughout the 1980s, he found considerable acclaim as joint leader of the pioneering British jazz funk band Morrissey - Mullen.

Mullen has also played and recorded with, among others, Pete Brown's “Piblokto!”, Mose Allison, Hamish Stuart (ex-Average White Band), Tam White, Claire Martin, Mike Carr, Jimmy Witherspoon and Georgie Fame.

He has won many British music awards including “Best Guitar” in the British Telecom Jazz Awards (1994, 1996 and 2000).

Most recently, Jim Mullen has recorded as part of The AllStars a collective of session musicians on their Paul McCartney-produced album All About the Music, alongside special guests Jocelyn Brown, Hamish Stuart and Angelo Starr.

Partial discography

'Live' at Ronnie Scott's (1980) - with Mike Carr and Harold Smith
Good Times and The Blues (1993) - with Dick Morrissey and Mike Carr
Soundbites (1993)
Big Blues (1997) - with Jimmy Witherspoon
Jim Jam (2000) - with Hamish Stuart
Burns (2000)
Cartoon Capers (2001)
We Go Back (2001)
The Mose chronicles: live in London, vol. 2 (2002) - with Mose Allison, Blue Note
Live in Glasgow - (2003)
He Never Mentioned Love - Claire Martin (2007)
All About the Music - The AllStars (2007)
Smokescreen - The Jim Mullen Organ Trio featuring Stan Sulzman (2007)

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