North Arlington, NJ (PRWEB) October 28, 2010
Critically acclaimed saxophonist Dave Mullen will be appearing as a special guest with Zozo Afrobeat. at BAMcafe on Nov.5th at 9PM. Bandleader Nigerian-born Kaleta grew up performing Afrobeat with the Gods—Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, and the rest of the pantheon. Now based in New York, his group Zozo Afrobeat is a 13 pc. fixture of both groove and political consciousness.
Dave has just returned from a Brazil and South Africa tour with Gloria Gaynor. His credits include performances and/or recordings with Roy Ayers, Nile Rodgers, The Brand New Heavies, P-Funk, Groove Collective, Blue Man Group, Gil Scott Heron, Delfeayo Marsalis, Robin Eubanks, Marc Ribot, Victor Jones, John Hicks , Mark Egan, Danny Gottlieb, Brian Jackson, Mood 2 Swing, G Love and Special Sauce, The Jesus Lizard, Firewater, Slick Rick and others.
Dave Mullen Reviews:
"His urgent playing and blistering sense of improvisation on uptempo tracks 'Like Rashaan' ....has a lot of the retro soul sensibilities that drive that genre." -- Jonathan Widran, All Music Guide (AMG)
"Mullen's sax is urgent, intense and ultra-expressive."-- Ronald Jackson, Jazzreview.com
"Dave Mullen on tenor and soprano saxes comes equally from the David Sanborn and Gato Baarbeieri schools of phrasing and rhythmic pulse, and he has a melodic sensibility on par with Stan Getz as a young musician." -- Thom Jurek, All Music Guide (AMG)