Don Pullen

George Adams / Don Pullen Quartet - City Gates (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

George Adams / Don Pullen Quartet - City Gates (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1983, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6407
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. George Adams and Don Pullen knock it out of the park on this one – finding great company in each other's presence, and really moving things forward in the process! The set begins with a long track titled "Mingus Metamorphosis", and that really sums up the spirit of the record – an 80s reworking of all the ideas that the players had learned from Mingus, but with an individual, personal sense that's all their own – and very different than some of the more standard modes of the Mingus Dynasty group that continued the legacy in a more direct manner. Adams is bold one minute, lyrical the next – and plays both tenor and flute – alongside Pullen on piano, Cameron Brown on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums.
George Adams & Don Pullen Quartet - Earth Beams (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

George Adams & Don Pullen Quartet - Earth Beams (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1980, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6406
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A firey session from the quartet of George Adams and Don Pullen – a set that has the group stretching out in some of their most spiritual modes, yet still finding plenty of time to swing as well! Adams is tremendous on tenor – a very fresh voice in the post-Coltrane world, with phrasing that is all his own – even more amplified when he switches to flute – and Pullen's got this ability to go outside, and show his knowledge of the darker corners of the keyboard – yet never let that side of his playing overwhelm things, possibly because the rhythmic accompaniment from Cameron Brown on bass and Dannie Richmond on drums is so strong. Tracks are all long, and very individual – with the group in high spirits on the titles "Earth Beams", "Magnetic Love Field", "Saturday Nite In The Cosmos", "More Flowers", and "Dionysus".
Don Pullen & The African-Brazilian Connection - Ode To Life (1993) {Blue Note}

Don Pullen & The African-Brazilian Connection - Ode To Life (1993) {Blue Note}
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Genre: jazz

Ode To Life is the 1993 CD by Don Pullen & The African-Brazilian Connection. Released by Blue Note, it is a tribute to his former musical associate George Adams.
Don Pullen - Richard's Tune (1975) {Sackville-Delmark SK 3008 rel 2014}

Don Pullen - Richard's Tune (1975) {Sackville-Delmark SK3008 rel 2014}
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© 1975, 2014 Sackville / Delmark Records | SK 3008
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano

Really wonderful work from Don Pullen – solo material, and some of his most soulful sides of the 70s – done in this long-flowing style that's completely sublime! Pullen's really at his best in this format – working in a way that's very free, but never overindulgent or overexpressive in the wrong way – a kind of magical connection between his soul and the piano, with results that are still among some of the greatest in the genre. All tracks are long, and very beautiful – and titles include "Richard's Tune", "Big Alice", "Song Played Backwards", and "Suite (Sweet) Malcolm". Features two unissued bonus tracks – "Kadji" and an alternate of "Big Alice".
George Adams & Don Pullen Quartet - Live At Montmartre (1985) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

George Adams & Don Pullen Quartet - Live At Montmartre (1985) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1985, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6379
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano / Saxophone / Guitar

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Solidly soaring work from tenorist George Adams – recording live here with pianist Don Pullen, one of his best musical partners during the 80s! The album's got a bit more of a bite than some of the pair's studio sessions – a bit straighter overall, but recorded with a nice degree of energy, and some long tracks that really let both players open up nicely – in a combo that also features John Scofield on guitar, Cameron Brown on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums. The inclusion of Scofield's guitar changes up the group's sound in a nice way – adding in some more chromatic elements that really stand out – and titles include "IJ", "Flame Games", "Song Everlasting", and "Forever Lovers".
George Adams & Don Pullen - Melodic Excursions (1982) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

George Adams & Don Pullen - Melodic Excursions (1982) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1982, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6378
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. One of the most beautiful albums ever cut by the team of reedman George Adams and pianist Don Pullen – a spare set of duets that really lets both players open up in their most soulful styles! The set begins with a pretty freewheeling vibe – one that might almost make you doubt the "melodic" in the title – but soon settles into that gently spiritual style that both players brought to their work at the time – almost lyrical at points, but always with deeper ideas at play – and perfectly balanced out between the solo passages of Adams and Pullen!
George Adams & Don Pullen Quartet - Life Line (1981) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

George Adams & Don Pullen Quartet - Life Line (1981) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1981, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6351
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A strong outing from this key post-Mingus collaboration – and a record that really shows both Don Pullen and George Adams really coming into their own! Pullen's piano can have plenty of edges, as can Adams' tenor – but there's also some warmer, lyrical moments that really round things out – kind of a balance between righteous energy and deeper quietude that the musicians might have learned during their time with Charles Mingus – taken to a logical small group extension here. Adams also plays a bit of flute, which is especially nice – and the group also includes Cameron Brown on bass and Dannie Richmond on drums. Titles include "The Great Escape Or Run John Henry Run", "Seriously Speaking", "Soft Seas", and "Protection".
George Adams & Don Pullen Quartet - Decisions (1984) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

George Adams & Don Pullen Quartet - Decisions (1984) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1984, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6350
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Blues Jazz / Saxophone / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. One of those key records that has George Adams and Don Pullen reinventing expectations of jazz for the 80s – both musicians with plenty of ear for the outside, but also coming back home with a well-rounded, deeply-rooted approach that's crucial in taking the American jazz legacy another step forward! Like some of their similar contemporaries, who could also be avant at times, and straight at others – Adams and Pullen have no concern with setting themselves in one camp or another – and not only flesh out the spirit of the record with both of those aspects of their playing, but also have some surprisingly bluesy undercurrents at times.
Don Pullen & The African Brazilian Connection - Live...Again (1995) [repost]

Don Pullen & The African Brazilian Connection - Live…Again (1995)
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Genre: jazz | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Blue Note | #CDP 8-30271-2 | 1995

"Music is the healing force of the universe," said sax master Albert Ayler. Here's the proof. Keyboardist Don Pullen is successfully fighting cancer. Recorded live at Montreux in July of 1993, Live… Again is so strong. So beautiful. So joyous. So full of life. Pullen's African Brazilian Connection band features Carlos Ward's brilliant, tart alto saxophone; Nilson Matta's pulsating, propulsive acoutic bass; J.T. Lewis' sinewy and sensitive drum kit; and the firelight of Senegalese percussionist/vocalist/composer Mor Thiam. Listening to Pullen's music is like taking a long, deep drink of medicinal sonic refreshment.

Don Pullen - The Best Of (1998)  

Posted by Bezz at May 23, 2011
Don Pullen - The Best Of (1998)

Don Pullen - The Best Of (1998)
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Genre ~ Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz | Label ~ Blue Note Records

The Best of Don Pullen collects nine highlights from Don Pullen's 11 years with Blue Note. Spanning the late '80s and early '90s, the compilation includes tracks culled from the pianist's time with the George Adams Quartet, his trio albums (one with Gary Peacock, one with Tony Williams) and cuts he recorded with his group the African-Brazilian Connection. ~ AllMusic