Posts Tagged ‘ Rob Mullins ’

Rob Mullins – Winter Dreams III

Rob Mullins is a versatile keyboardist capable of playing both crossover and bop. Born in Enid, OK, Mullins spent time in Ontario, CA, before moving with his family to Denver when he was 14. He began playing drums when he was 11, but three years later when his leg was broken in a car accident, Mullins began playing piano. Mullins’ parents loved jazz, so he was well acquainted with the music when at 16 he formed a jazz combo. He attended the University of Northern Colorado for a period, studied with George Russell in New York, and in Denver started his own record company (RMC Records), cutting four albums that sold very well in the region.

In time, Mullins moved to Los Angeles, became a fixture in local clubs, and recorded one best-selling CD after another, primarily for Nova, RME, and most recently for Zebra. Rob Mullins has worked with Branford Marsalis, Kirk Whalum, Ronnie Laws, Spike Robinson, Brian Bromberg, the Crusaders (touring in Joe Sample’s former spot for three years), the Rippingtons, Diane Schuur, Dave Grusin, and many others, including his own band of local all-stars.

His newest offer is the album Winter Dreams III, a solo piano album with dreamy melodies. You can buy this album here.

Rob Mullins – Music For Lovers II 2 of Hearts

Rob Mullins has built his musical reputation in the Hollywood world with a solid string of releases in the contemporary jazz field over the past 30 years. His rise to international acclaim as a composer and performer began with his “Soulscape” project, which earned him a Grammy Nomination for composition. Since that time, Rob has gone on to record 33 CD’s of his music, three of which went Billboard Top Ten. His latest releases include “Only in Venice” (July 2017) “Over the Rainbow” (March 2017) and “Wistful Thinking” (released on iTunes and Amazon March 20, 2018).

Starting out on drums at age 11, Rob became a touring professional with a California Big Band by age 12, doing his 6th grade homework on a tour bus. A car crash at 14 (he was a pedestrian) forced a musical switch to the piano. During this time Rob also mastered the saxophone, bass, percussion, and guitar. At 16, Rob began composing, arranging, and formed his first band.

After attending the University of Northern Colorado on a percussion scholarship, Rob studied theory and composition from George Russell in New York on a National Endowment for the Arts Grant. The release of his “Soulscape” project brought him back to California where he is now an in demand composer, arranger, producer and session musician.

On Feb 13, 2020 Music For Lovers II was released one day before Valentine’s Day as his latest album “2 of Hearts”.

Get your album at Amazon.com.

Rob Mullins – Holiday Piano Collection

Rob Mullins is a versatile keyboardist capable of playing both crossover and bop. Born in Enid, OK, Mullins spent time in Ontario, CA, before moving with his family to Denver when he was 14. He began playing drums when he was 11, but three years later when his leg was broken in a car accident, Mullins began playing piano. Mullins’ parents loved jazz, so he was well acquainted with the music when at 16 he formed a jazz combo. He attended the University of Northern Colorado for a period, studied with George Russell in New York, and in Denver started his own record company (RMC Records), cutting four albums that sold very well in the region.

In time, Mullins moved to Los Angeles, became a fixture in local clubs, and recorded one best-selling CD after another, primarily for Nova, RME, and most recently for Zebra. Rob Mullins has worked with Branford Marsalis, Kirk Whalum, Ronnie Laws, Spike Robinson, Brian Bromberg, the Crusaders (touring in Joe Sample’s former spot for three years), the Rippingtons, Diane Schuur, Dave Grusin, and many others, including his own band of local all-stars. He has been a dedicated music teacher for some 30 years. His most recent albums include 2006’s Standards & More and 2008’s Storyteller.

His newest album is a Holiday Piano Collection, which is available on iTunes.

Rob Mullins – Soulful

SoulfulSoulful is a collection of fresh tracks showing yet another side of producer/keyboardist Rob Mullins’ music. Earlier albums by Mullins such as “Music for Lovers’ and “Dance for the New World” previously established Rob as a bona fide R&B force in the 90’s. These albums led to his long time tenure as keyboardist for Hubert Laws, as well as his becoming a songwriter for Ronnie Laws, Eric Marienthal, and R&B Sax Legend Wilton Felder from The Crusaders.

With the “Soulful” project, Rob brings his musical vision for 2014 into reality with likable, danceable R&B and Neo Soul tracks that mark his signature sound on his 28th album. For more info on Rob, please visit his website http://www.planetmullins and his Youtube channel. Now get Soulful at CDBaby.