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Pullen, Don

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Personal name headingPullen, Don
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date19441225
Death date19950422
Place of birthRoanoke (Va.)
Place of deathOrange (N.J.)
AffiliationJohnson C. Smith University Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra Giuseppi Logan Quartet Jazz Messengers Charles Mingus Quintet 360 Degree Music Experience
Profession or occupationJazz musicians Pianists Singers Composers
Found inMingus, C. Changes. [SR] p1975.
Washington Post, 04-25-95 (Don Pullen, jazz pianist, d. 04-22-95 in East Orange, N.J. at age 53)
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)
New Grove dict. of jazz (Pullen, Don (Gabriel); b. Dec. 25, 1941, Roanoke, VA; pianist)
Enc. of pop. mus., 3rd ed. (Pullen, Don; b. Dec. 25, 1941, Roanoke, Va., d. Apr. 22, 1995)
Information from 678 converted Dec. 12, 2014 (Pianist)
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)