Live At The Village Vanguard - Vol.1

December 31, 1985 | Format: MP3

$3.56
Song Title
Time
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30
1
13:19
30
2
15:09
30
3
13:13
30
4
14:33
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: December 31, 1985
  • Release Date: December 31, 1985
  • Label: Soul Note
  • Copyright: 2008 Kepach Music Srl
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  • ASIN: B002BNU9UA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,561 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Joe Pierre on August 18, 2009
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The George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet was one of the most exciting jazz bands of the 80's -- and one of only a handful of groups over the past 20 years that never succumbed to the "smooth jazz," substanceless fusion, or revivalist movements that dominate so much of what people call jazz today. This was due in large part to Don Pullen, whose rollicking adventures in jazz piano straddled the line between swing and avant-garde (with his trademark style characterized by rolling runs, clusters, and glissandi adorning an inevitable return to a straight ahead core melody), and George Adams whose soul-blues inflected tenor sax playing likewise typically included full-range explorations into squawks and upper register wails. In this sense, the pair, who cut their teeth together in the Mingus band of the 70's, were perfectly suited to one another. Cameron Brown (bass) and Dannie Richmond (drums, and also of Mingus lineage), made up the rhythym section of the band, always providing steady accompaniment. It is a pity that Pullen, Adams, and Richmond are all now no longer with us, and even more of a pity that so many of the quartet recordings (not to mention their solo efforts) are now out of print. It is great to see these hard-to-find recordings now appearing here on Amazon on MP3 format for very reasonable prices (not to mention other rare recordings by Don Pullen)!

The Live at the Village Vanguard dates (sold separately as Volume 1 and 2) were recorded during their gig at the Vanguard on August 19, 1983 and put out on the Soul Note label. As live concerts, the music is often more freewheeling than their studio sessions and consequently, the energy level is quite high throughout.
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George Adams With Don Pullen on piano of course that was a very good combination
Both masters at their instruments for real jazz fans all I can say is its good
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By Band Of Gypsies on December 23, 2014
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This is a mediocre work. The sound quality is substandard and the playing only average for the musicians involved. They are normally high quality but not in this instance.
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