Riding on the wave of an exciting band of players, james Muller is one
of the most exciting new voices in jazz guitar styling. With a batch of
propulsive originals and imaginative workings of old standards, his debut
CD 'No You Don't', heralds the arrival of an exciting young talent.
Farewell To Earlier
All The Things You Are
Did I Stutter
In A Sentimental Mood
No You Don't
Reviews For No You Don't
Young Adelaide guitarist, James Muller, has
done his time playing with all of Adelaide's leading jazz lights - Andrew
Firth, Bob Jeffries, Schmoe, Bruce Hancock, Andy, Les Millar - but he's
propelled by the impetus to move on, having written his own intricate
and fiery melodies, to be heard by a wider audience. Six Muller originals,
one written by keyboardist/organist Paul White, one by saxophonist Chris
Soole, plus two standards, make up this fine CD. Muller's guitar work
is propulsive, his solo work imginative. His playing is vigorous but never
seems out of control. There's some hard blowing, some soft ballads, the
music gets into some delicious rhythmic areas. Listen to the brooding
lyrical intensity on track 3, 'Farewell To Earlier'.
Muller is an exciting new talent who deserves to be heard more of.
Jazz Action Society Magazine
Wow! Jazz played with venom and purpose by Adelaide's
young hot-shots. The hot, busy guitar of James Muller locks horns witth
Chris Soole's saxophone, attacking the spicy melodies with urgency and
passion. With a restless rhythm section driving them on, the solo instruments
cook up a storm on Campington, Did I Stutter, Sprunked It. But it's not
all wild and explosive, as proved by the cool Farewell to Earlier or lyrical
romance or Ellington's In a Sentimental Mood.