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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: December 25, 1941 | Died: April, 1995

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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Don Pullen

Mosaic Records
2004
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    Don Pullen: Mosaic Select 13

    Mosaic Records
    2005
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    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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    Kele Mou Bana

    Southport Records
    1992
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    Random Thoughts

    Southport Records
    1990
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