Michael Mull Octet

Michael Mull Octet

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Blue Whale Tomorrow Night 10/17/12

Just a quick reminder: the Michael Mull Octet will be returning to the Blue Whale downtown tomorrow night! The first set of the night (at 9pm) will feature A Giraffe, whose debut recording shows of some mean playing and writing, and whose saxophonist Joe Santa Maria is back in LA after a stint in NYC; let's welcome him back! You can find details for the show on Facebook, or simply look below our good friend Brendan, who is displaying his note to Octet and Giraffe drummer Mike Lockwood:

Joe Santa Maria - alto sax
Steve Blum - piano
Emilio Terranova - bass
Mike Lockwood - drums

Michael Mull, Frank Silva - woodwinds
Harrison Kirk, Will Wulfeck - trombone
Adam Ratner, Tim Fischer - guitar
Emilio Terranova - bass
Mike Lockwood - drums

123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301

$10 cover, no minimum
21+ (under 21 can be accompanied by a guardian!)
Parking on 2nd Street, look for the yellow "P" sign

Saturday, October 6, 2012

House Concert Videos and 10/17 Gig

I wanted to share some iPhone videos from the house concert in Highland Park on September 19th. It was an absolutely fun time, and had the casual but energetic atmosphere I was hoping for. I'm looking to put together another one in December, so keep your eyes here for the rest of 2012!

The Michael Mull Octet will be returning to the Blue Whale this month on Wednesday, October 17th! We are really excited to come back to the best jazz venue in LA, and will be sharing the night with A Giraffe, a fine quartet of musicians playing truly new music. Bassist Emilio Terranova and drummer Mike Lockwood from my Octet are a part of A Giraffe, along with Steve Blum on piano and Joe Santa Maria on alto sax (back in LA now, and we're glad to have him!).

Here is a new tune we tried out at the house concert, "Charlie Visits Plovdiv". It's an off-kilter, Bulgarian-influenced bounce that, in my favorite manner, smashes together several things that I love.

This is a shorter clip of tenorman Frank Silva getting outrageous on my arrangement of "Caught Up In You" by .38 Special. Catch more of Frank and the gang at the Blue Whale on October 17th, and check out the related videos on my youtube channel in the meantime.