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us: Pullen, Don

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Don Gabriel
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Roanoke (Va.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Orange (N.J.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Johnson C. Smith University
        • Organization: (naf) Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Giuseppi Logan Quartet
        • Organization: (naf) Jazz Messengers
        • Organization: (naf) Charles Mingus Quintet
        • Organization: (naf) 360 Degree Music Experience
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Jazz musicians
          (lcsh) Pianists
            (lcsh) Singers
              (lcsh) Composers
          • Sources

            • found: Mingus, C. Changes. [SR] p1975.
            • found: Washington Post, 04-25-95 (Don Pullen, jazz pianist, d. 04-22-95 in East Orange, N.J. at age 53)
            • found: Feather, L.G. Bio. enc. of jazz, 1999 (Pullen, Don (Gabriel); b. Dec. 25, 1944 [sic], Roanoke, VA, d. Apr. 22, 1995, New York City; piano, organ, composer)
            • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Pullen, Don (Gabriel); b. Dec. 25, 1941, Roanoke, VA; pianist)
            • found: Enc. of pop. mus., 3rd ed. (Pullen, Don; b. Dec. 25, 1941, Roanoke, Va., d. Apr. 22, 1995)
            • found: Information from 678 converted Dec. 12, 2014 (Pianist)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 13, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Pullen, Don; Don Gabriel Pullen; jazz musician, pianist, singer, composer, arranger; born 25 December 1944 in Roanoke, Virginia, United States; attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte (N.C.); worked with Muhal Richard Abrams's Band (1964); played and recorded with Giuseppi Logan's quartet (1964) and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1972); joined Charles Mingus's quintet (1973-1975); joined Mingus Dynasty, formed after Mingus's death to perpetuate his music and spirit (1979); was a co-leader with Beaver Harris of the 360 Degree Music Experience (1980); formed a quartet with Adams and Richmond (1979-1986); recorded two albums: New Beginnings (1988) and Random Thoughts (1990); formed the African Brazilian Connection (1990); died 22 April 1995 in Orange, New Jersey, United States)
          • Change Notes

            • 1982-06-28: new
            • 2015-05-25: revised
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