David Larsen is reviewed by Jazz Blues Magazine with “The Mulligan Chronicles.”

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David Larsen Jazz Blues Magazine
Ron Weinstock of Jazz Blues Magazine reviews David Larsen , The Mulligan Chronicles. Weinstock says; ” It is a band that is true to Mulligan’s music’s spirit and style while the members bring their voices. The relaxed loping groove of “Walkin’ Shoes” starts as Larsen takes a burly solo followed by the other quintet members that capture the feel of a 50s World Pacific or Prestige recording. Larsen is a strong player and leader and takes the group through various settings such as the light swinger, “Curtains,” with Larsen and Glenn trading choruses, or the moody tribute to Monk, “Good Neighbor Thelonious,” with a superlative Mays solo. There is the delight of the call and response of the horns playing the head of “Festive Minor.”
On “Idol Gossip,” Larsen and the ensemble ably handle the brisker tempo with a particularly burly baritone sax solo from the leader. This track is followed by a lively rendition of the Latin rhythms of “Rico Apollo.” Larsen and Mays further shine on the “The Flying Scotsman” with its shifting motifs, while “Out Back of the Barn” has a down-home, bluesy feel. Glenn plays with a touch of gutbucket here. Larsen exhibits a more reflective tone on a lovely ballad, “Etude For France.” Combining Gerry Mulligan’s compositions with first-rate, straight-ahead playing, David Larsen has produced the memorable “The Mulligan Chronicles.”
Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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