Everything Must Change
It is with both sadness and joy that Sulphuric release this collection. Dick Morrissey passed away in November 2000 and this album celebrates some of the finest moments of a collaboration between two of the finest musicians Britain has ever produced.
ALL PROFITS FROM THE SALE OF THIS CD WILL BE DONATED TO DICK’S FAMILY.
When guitarist Jim Mullen hooked up with saxophonist Dick Morrissey in '75, an important musical partnership ensued, spanning 15 years and 7 albums – the highlights of which are contained in this cd. Individually they were already established as top players but the partnership created was something special and they brought out the best in each other.
Together they explored and paved the way for a new brand of jazz and influenced a whole generation of British jazz-funkers. Musically ahead of its time, the band headed to the US where their outstanding musicianship attracted American contemporaries like George Benson, Herbie Mann and the Brecker Brothers, who all came and sat in at their residency in the uptown New York jazz club Mikell's. During this time they recorded their first album 'Up' for Atlantic imprint Embryo where the Average White Band served as their rhythm section.
On their return to the UK the Morrissey Mullen partnership was cemented and their sell-out gigs all over the country were the hottest tickets in town.