A jazz-fusion band with horns in the Brecker Brother and Mingus vein. An very exciting live band with great players. Members of the band have played with groups like Sun Ra, Rashid Ali, Sonny Stitt, and Buddy Miles.
Many of the members of Rented Mule have toured with well known jazz and top 40 bands. What we have put together is a band with a real "band" concept. All the players in the band are strong soloists but there is no one star. We play as a band and/or unit.This concept enables us to have a high energy and exciting live performance with much improvisation - the true jazz concept. Our websites are:
Rented Mule is on rotation at the following stations: wrtc-west hartford Kasu-Arkansas State U, KTUH-Honolulu Hi, Krfd-Moscow Id, Kmxt-Kodiak AK, Wesm-Princess Anne Md, Wjab-Huntsville Al, Kwcw-Walla Walla Wa, Wskg-Lewiston Me, Wrti-Phila Pa, Wruw-Cleveland Oh, Wdna-Miami Fl, Kfai-Minneapolis.Mn and we are adding two to three stations a day. Thelonius Monster has just been added to a jazz sampler also heading to radio stations. All radio promo was done by Lisa Reedy.In June we reached #27 on CMJ Jazz Charts.
Our set runs about one hour and we perform about 7 songs. All songs are original (no covers) and we perform about two songs per set that are not on our current cd. We are in the process of writing songs for new cd.