Don Pullen

Don Pullen developed an extended technique for the piano and a strikingly individual style, post-bop and modern, but retaining a strong feeling for the blues. He produced acknowledged masterworks of jazz in a range of formats and styles, crossing and mixing genres long before this became almost commonplace. By chance, unfortunately for his future commercial success if not for his musical development, his first contact on arriving on the New York scene was with the free players of the 1960s, with whom he recorded. It was some years later before his abilities in more straight ahead jazz playing, as well as free, were revealed to a larger audience. The variety in his music made him difficult to pigeonhole, but he always displayed a vitality that at first hearing could shock but would always engross and delight his audience.

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Albums

Richard's Tune
Richard's Tune
Sackville
2014
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Don Pullen: Mosaic Select 13
Don Pullen: Mosaic...
Mosaic Records
2005
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Mosaic Select
Mosaic Select
Mosaic Records
2005
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Solo Piano Album
Nonesuch
2001
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Sacred Common Ground
Southport Records
1995
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Capricorn Rising
Nonesuch
1993
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