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Pianist Don Pullen (1944-95) moved effortlessly from avant-garde to bebop to blues. Geoffrey Smith surveys a keyboard original who starred with Charles Mingus and in his own hard-hitting groups, while creating such rhapsodic solo pieces as Ode to Life.

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Sun 4 Aug 2019 00:00

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  • Charles Mingus

    Opus 4

    • Mingus Moves.
    • Rhino.
    • 2.
  • Don Pullen

    Tracey's Blues

    • The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note.
    • Black Saint.
    • 2.
  • Don Pullen & George Adams

    Saturday Nite In The Cosmos

    • Earth Beams.
    • Timeless.
    • 2.
  • Don Pullen

    Milano Strut

    • Milano Strut.
    • Black Saint.
    • 3.
  • Don Pullen

    Rejoice

    • Evidence of Things Unseen.
    • Black Saint.
    • 3.
  • Don Pullen

    New Beginnings

    • New Beginnings.
    • Blue Note.
    • 4.
  • Don Pullen

    Resting On The Road

    • Sacred Common Ground.
    • Blue Note.
    • 6.
  • Don Pullen

    Ode To Life

    • Ode To Life - Don Pullen & The African-Brazilian Connection.
    • Blue Note.
    • 7.

Don Pullen

TITLE               OPUS 4

Artists:             Charles Mingus

Composers:     Charles Mingus

Album Title:    Mingus Moves

Label:              Rhino 8122714542, Tr. 2

Performers:     Charles Mingus (bass), Don Pullen (Piano), George Adams (tenor sax), Ronald Hampton (trumpet), Danny Richmond (drums)

 

TITLE              TRACEY’S BLUES

Artists:             Don Pullen

Composers:     Don Pullen

Album Title:    Healing Force

Label:              Black Saint 1200102, Tr. 2                   

Performers:     Don Pullen (Piano)

 

TITLE              SATURDAY NITE IN THE COSMOS

Artists:             George Adams and Don Pullen

Composers:     Don Pullen, Frank Dean

Album Title:    Earth Beams

Label:              Timeless, SJP 147, Tr. 2                   

Performers:     Don Pullen (Piano), George Adams (tenor sax), Cameron Brown (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)

 

TITLE              MILANO STRUT

Artists:             Don Pullen

Composers:     Don Pullen

Album Title:     Milano Strut

Label:              Black Saint 1200282, Tr. 3                   

Performers:     Don Pullen (organ), Famoudou Don Moye, drums

 

TITLE              REJOICE

Artists:             Don Pullen

Composers:     Don Pullen

Album Title:     Evidence of Things Unseen

Label:              Black Saint. BSR 0080, Tr. 3                   

Performers:     Don Pullen (piano)

 

TITLE                   NEW BEGINNINGS

Artists:                  Don Pullen

Composers:        Don Pullen

Album Title:        New Beginnings

Label:                  Blue Note CDP79117852, Tr. 4               

Performers:       Don Pullen (piano), Gary Peacock (bass), Tony Williams (drums)

 

TITLE                  RESTING ON THE ROAD

Artists:                 Don Pullen

Composers:        Don Pullen

Album Title:        Sacred Common Ground

Label:                    Blue Note CDP8328002, Tr. 6              

Performers:       Don Pullen (piano), Carlos Ward (Alto Sax), Santi  Debriano (Bass), J.T Lewis (drums)

 

TITLE                   ODE TO LIFE

Artists:                  Don Pullen

Composers:         Don Pullen

Album Title:         Random Thoughts

Label:                   Blue Note CDP7943472, Tr. 7            

Performers:       Don Pullen (piano), Carlos Ward  (Alto Sax), Nilson Matta (bass)

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