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Don Pullen

p, 1941-1995 US, Roanoke, Virginia
Musician of Jazz

American avant-garde jazz pianist and organist, born December 25, 1941 in Roanoke, Virginia, USA, died April 22, 1995 of lymphoma at the age of 53 in East Orange, New Jersey, USA. Pullen, was known for a percussive approach to his instrument, and for playing with his elbows, backs of hands, etc. He played with Albert Ayler and in a group with Charles Mingus and George Adams in the late '70s. In the 70s he worked also as arranger for record companies, and accompanied various singers including Arthur Prysock, Irene Reid, Ruth Brown, Jimmy Rushing and Nina Simone.

  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
God Has Smiled on Me on Melodic Excursions by Don Pullen & George Adams
Jana's Delight on New Beginnings by Don Pullen
Healing Force on Healing Force by Don Pullen
New Beginnings on New Beginnings by Don Pullen
Ah George, We Hardly Knew You on Ode To Life by Don Pullen
Indio Gitano on Random Thoughts by Don Pullen
Big Alice on Tomorrow's Promises by Don Pullen
Gratitude on Plays Monk by Don Pullen
Ode To Life (For Maurice Quesnel) on Random Thoughts by Don Pullen
The Third House On The Right on Ode To Life by Don Pullen

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Montreux ConcertDon Pullen2013Album
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul NoteDon Pullen2012Album
Fundamental DestinyThe Art Ensemble Of Chicago With Don Pullen2007Album
Mosaic SelectDon Pullen2005Album
The Best Of Don Pullen - The Blue Note YearsDon Pullen1997Compil.
Sacred Common GroundDon Pullen1995Album
Kele Mou BanaDon Pullen1992Album
Salutes The SaxophoneRoots - Arthur Blythe, Sam Rivers, Nathan Davis, Chico Freeman, Don Pullen, Santi Debriano, Tommy Campbell1992Album
Live At Sweet BasilJane Bunnett Quintet Featuring Don Pullen, Billy Hart1991Album
Random ThoughtsDon Pullen1990Album
New York DuetsJane Bunnett, Don Pullen1989Album
New BeginningsDon Pullen1989Album
Plays MonkDon Pullen1985Album
Evidence Of Things UnseenDon Pullen1984Album
Melodic ExcursionsGeorge Adams & Don Pullen1982Album
The Magic TriangleDon Pullen, Joseph Jarman, Famoudou Don Moye1979Album
Milano StrutDon Pullen Featuring Famoudou Don Moye1979Album
Chair In The SkyMingus Dynasty, Joe Farrell, Charlie Haden, John Handy, Jimmy Knepper, Jimmy Owens, Don Pullen, Dannie Richmond1979Album
Montreux ConcertDon Pullen1978Album
WarriorsDon Pullen, Chico Freeman, Fred Hopkins, Bobby Battle1978Album
Tomorrow's PromisesDon Pullen1977Album
Capricorn RisingDon Pullen Featuring Sam Rivers1976Album
Five To GoDon Pullen1976Album
Healing ForceDon Pullen1976Album
Solo Piano AlbumDon Pullen1975Album
Jazz A Confronto 21Don Pullen1975Album
NommoMilford Graves & Don Pullen1967Album
In Concert At Yale UniversityDon Pullen - Milford Graves1966Album
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