Don Pullen Catalog

1975 (age 34)

Don Pullen - Solo Piano Album  (Sackville (Canadian) 3008)

Don Pullen, piano.

Thunder Sound, Toronto, ON, Canada, February 24, 1975

Richard's Tune (Dedicated To Richard Abrams)
Suite (Sweet) Malcolm (Part I - Memories And Gunshots)
Big Alice
Song Played Backwards

Don Pullen - Jazz A Confronto 21  (Horo (It) HLL 101-21)

George Adams, tenor sax, flute, percussion; Don Pullen, piano; David Williams, bass, percussion; Dannie Richmond, drums, vocals.

Titania Studios, Rome, Italy, March 21, 1975

Calypso In Roma
Sploogie Doo
Dee Arr
Traceys Of Daniel

** also released on Horo (J) RVJ-6035 as "Jazz A Confronto".

Don Pullen - Five To Go  (Horo (It) HZ 02)

Don Pullen, piano.

Rome, Italy, July 29, 1975

Five To Go
Four Move

** also released on Horo (J) RVJ-6071.

Don Pullen Featuring Sam Rivers - Capricorn Rising  (Black Saint (It) BSR 0004)

Sam Rivers, tenor, soprano sax, flute; Don Pullen, piano; Alex Blake, bass; Bobby Battle, drums, tambourine.

Generation Sound Studios, NYC, October 16 & 17, 1975

Break Out
Capricorn Rising
Joycie Girl
Fall Out

** also released on Black Saint (It) 120004-2.

Don Pullen - Healing Force  (Black Saint (It) BSR 0010)

Don Pullen, piano.

Milan, Italy, October 23, 1975

Pain Inside
Tracey's Blues
Healing Force
Keep On Steppin'

** also released on Black Saint (It) 120010-2.

1976

Don Pullen - Tomorrow's Promises  (Atlantic SD 1699)

Randy Brecker, trumpet; George Adams, tenor sax; Michal Urbaniak, violin; Don Pullen, piano, electric piano; Sterling Magee, Roland Prince, guitar; John Flippin, electric bass; Tyronne Walker, drums; Bobby Battle, Ray Mantilla, percussion.

Atlantic Studios, NYC, 1976

33386Big Alice

Hannibal Marvin Peterson, trumpet; George Adams, tenor sax; Don Pullen, piano; Alex Blake, bass; Bobby Battle, drums; Ray Mantilla, percussion; + Ilhan Mimaroglu, electronics.

Atlantic Studios, NYC, 1977

33387Autumn Song

Hannibal Marvin Peterson, trumpet; George Adams, tenor, soprano sax; Don Pullen, piano, Clavinet; Sterling Magee, Roland Prince, guitar; Alex Blake, bass; Tyronne Walker, drums, percussion; Bobby Battle, Ray Mantilla, percussion; + Ilhan Mimaroglu, electronics.

33388Poodie Pie

Hannibal Marvin Peterson, trumpet; George Adams, tenor, soprano sax; Don Pullen, piano, Clavinet; Sterling Magee, Roland Prince, guitar; Alex Blake, bass; Tyronne Walker, drums, percussion; Bobby Battle, Ray Mantilla, percussion.

33389Kadji

George Adams, bass clarinet, soprano, tenor sax, flute; Don Pullen, piano.

33390Last Year's Lies And Tomorrow's Promises

George Adams, flute; Don Pullen, piano; Alex Blake, bass; Bobby Battle, drums; Rita DaCosta, vocals.

33391Let's Be Friends

1977

Don Pullen - Montreux Concert  (Atlantic SD 8802)

Don Pullen, piano; Jeff Berlin, electric bass; Steve Jordan, drums; Raphael Cruz, Sammy Figueroa, percussion #2.

"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 12, 1977

1. 35231Richard's Tune
2. 35232Dialogue Between Malcolm And Betty

1978

Don Pullen, Chico Freeman, Fred Hopkins, Bobby Battle - Warriors  (Black Saint (It) BSR 0019)

Chico Freeman, tenor sax; Don Pullen, piano; Fred Hopkins, bass; Bobby Battle, drums.

GRS Studios, Milan, Italy, April, 1978

Warriors Dance: Little Don (Part 1)
Warriors Dance: Little Don (Part 2)
Land Of The Pharoahs

** also released on Black Saint (It) 120019-2.

Don Pullen Featuring Don Moye - Milano Strut  (Black Saint (It) BSR 0028)

Don Pullen, piano, organ; Famoudou Don Moye, drums, percussion, congas, bells.

Ricordi Studios, Milan, Italy, December, 1978

Conversation
Communication
Milano Strut
Curve Eleven (For Giuseppi)

** also released on Black Saint (It) 120028-2.

1979

Don Pullen, Joseph Jarman, Don Moye - The Magic Triangle  (Black Saint (It) BSR 0038)

Joseph Jarman, flute, alto flute, piccolo, tenor, soprano sax, clarinet; Don Pullen, piano, vocals; Famoudou Don Moye, drums, congas.

Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, July 24-26, 1979

Lonely Child
J.F.M - 3 Way Blues
Hippy Dippy
What Was Ain't

** also released on Black Saint (It) 120038-2.

1983 (age 42)

Don Pullen - Evidence Of Things Unseen  (Black Saint (It) BSR 0080)

Don Pullen, piano.

Vanguard Studios, NYC, September 28 & 29, 1983

Evidence Of Things Unseen
Victory Dance (For Sharon)
In The Beginning (For Nick)
Perseverance
Rejoice

** also released on Black Saint (It) BSR 0080 CD.

1984

Don Pullen Plays Monk  (Paddle Wheel (J) K28P-6368)

Don Pullen, piano.

Seltzer Sound Studio, NYC, October 11, 1984

Well You Needn't
Round Midnight
Monkin' Around
Trinkle Tinkle
Gratitude
In Walked Bud

** also released on PJL (J) MTCJ-2006.

Don Pullen Plays Monk  (PJL (J) MTCJ-2006)

Don Pullen, piano.: same session.

Seltzer Sound Studio, NYC, October 11, 1984

Gratitude (alternate take)
In Walked Bud (alternate take)

** originally released on Paddle Wheel (J) K28P-6368 + 2 bonus tracks.

1985

The Don Pullen Quintet - The Sixth Sense  (Black Saint (It) BSR 0088)

Olu Dara, trumpet; Donald Harrison, alto sax; Don Pullen, piano; Fred Hopkins, bass; Bobby Battle, drums.

Classic Sound, NYC, June 12 & 13, 1985

The Sixth Sense
In The Beginning
Tales From The Bright Side
Gratitude
All Is Well

** also released on Black Saint (It) BSR 0088 CD.

1988

Don Pullen - New Beginnings  (Blue Note B1-91785)

Don Pullen, piano; Gary Peacock, bass; Tony Williams, drums.

A&R Studios, NYC, December 16, 1988

(tk.2)Once Upon A Time
(tk.3)New Beginnings
-Warriors
(tk.4)Jana's Delight
(tk.2)At The Cafe Centrale
(tk.3)Reap The Whirlwind

** also released on Blue Note CDP 7 91785 2.
** part of Mosaic MS-013 as "Mosaic Select".

Don Pullen - New Beginnings  (Blue Note CDP 7 91785 2)

Don Pullen, piano; Gary Peacock, bass; Tony Williams, drums.: same session.

A&R Studios, NYC, December 16, 1988

(tk.3)Silence = Death

** originally released on Blue Note B1-91785 + 1 bonus track.

1990

Don Pullen - Random Thoughts  (Blue Note CDP 7 94347 2)

Don Pullen, piano; James Genus, bass; Lewis Nash, drums.

A&R Studios, NYC, March 23, 1990

(tk.3)Andre's Ups And Downs
(tk.2)Random Thoughts
(tk.1)Indio Gitano
(tk.3)The Dancer (For Diane McIntyre)
(tk.2)Endangered Species: African American Youth
-626 Fairfax
(tk.1)Ode To Life (For Maurice Quesnell)

** part of Mosaic MS-013 as "Mosaic Select".

1991 (age 50)

Don Pullen & The African-Brazilian Connection - Kele Mou Bana  (Blue Note CDP 7 98166 2)

Carlos Ward, alto sax; Don Pullen, piano; Nilson Matta, bass; Mor Thiam, djembe, tabula, rainsticks, wind chimes, vocals #3,7; Guilherme Franco, timba, berimbau, percussion; Keith Pullen, Tameka Pullen, vocals #2.

EastSide Sound, NYC, September 25 & 26, 1991

1.Capoeira
2.Listen To The People (Bonnie's Bossa Nova)
3.Kele Mou Bana
4.L.V.M./Directo Ad Assunto
5.Yebino Spring
6.Doo-Wop Daze
7.Cimili/Drum Talk

1993

Don Pullen & The African-Brazilian Connection - Ode To Life (A Tribute To George Adams)  (Blue Note CDP 0777 7 89233 2 9)

Carlos Ward, alto sax, flute; Don Pullen, piano; Nilson Matta, bass; Mor Thiam, djembe, tabula, rainsticks, wind chimes, vocals #5; Guilherme Franco, timba, berimbau, percussion.

Sorcerer Sound, NYC, February 18 & 19, 1993

1.The Third House On The Right
2.Paraty
3.El Matador
4.Ah George, We Hardly Knew Ya
5.Aseeko! (Get Up And Dance!)
6.Anastasia/Pyramid
7.Variation On Ode To Life

Don Pullen & The African-Brazilian Connection - Live ... Again, Live At Montreux  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 30271 2 5)

Carlos Ward, alto sax; Don Pullen, piano; Nilson Matta, bass; J.T. Lewis, drums; Mor Thiam, djembe, tabula, rainsticks, wind chimes, vocals #4,5.

"Montreux Jazz Festival", Montreux, Switzerland, July 13, 1993

1.Yebino Spring
2.Ah George, We Hardly Knew Ya
3.Capoeira
4.Kele Mou Bana
5.Aseeko! (Get Up And Dance!)

1995 (aged 53)

Don Pullen - Sacred Common Ground  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 32800 2 5)

Don Pullen, piano; and The African-Brazilian Connection: Carlos Ward, alto sax; J.T. Lewis, drums; Mor Thiam, African percussion; featuring Joseph Bowie, trombone; Santi Debriano, bass; Chief Cliff Singers: Mike Kenmille, lead vocals; Arleen Adams, Francis Auld, Gina Big Beaver, Clayton Burke, Clifford Burke, Kenny Lozeau, vocals, drums.

The Power Station, NYC, March 8 & 9, 1995

The Eagle Staff Is First
Common Ground
River Song
Reservation Blues
Message In Smoke
Resting On The Road
Reprise: Still Here