30 August 2012

Don Pullen Quartet - Live in Milan '78


Milan was the final stage of a very long European tour, where, in addition to three concerts, the Quartet recorded the album "Warriors" for the Black Saint.

Rec. live at "Capolinea", Milan, Italy, on Sunday April 9, 1978
(mics recording)

Don Pullen,piano
Chico Freeman,tenor & soprano saxes,flute
Fred Hopkins,bass
Bobby Battle,drums

Sunday afternoon set:
1. Richard's Tune [D.Pullen]/Look Up [C.Freeman] (1:03:15)

Sunday evening set:
2. Double Arc Jake [D.Pullen] (1:36:21)

Total Time 2:39:36

Double Arc Jake (excerpt)

20 comments:

riccardo said...

mp3 1st set (144 MB):
rapidshare | crocko

flac 1st set (343 MB):
rapidshare | crocko

Tomorrow the 2nd set.

Wallofsound said...

Very welcome. Thank you

Nick said...

Thanks Riccardo

trane said...

Terrific, Don is and was the best.
A question, I have the following recording (bootleg),

pullen don - quartet
march 7th 1978
Milano, Capolinea
tt 77.52
AUD (B+)
Don Pullen: piano Chico Freeman: ss, ts, fl Fred Hopkins: bs Bobby Battle: dr
01- title 27:06 02 title - 39:39 03 title - 11:07

Did the group play twice within such a short time? Or is my date mistaken and this is one of your two sets (possibly trackt in a different way)?

riccardo said...

@ trane

The date (3.7) is wrong, in fact the quartet played a set on the evening of Friday, April 7, and two sets the following Sunday (the ones in my post).
At this point it would be interesting to have available the Friday set!

trane said...

I got the (wrong) dates here

http://www.donpullen.de/live.htm

I will try and check and see if the march date is one of your sets or maybe the missing friday (april 7th would then make sense) set or perhaps something completely different

riccardo said...

@ trane

April 7th has certainly sense as, the two dates (7/9), are reported in the article by Giuseppe Dalla Bona in "Musica Jazz" of June 1978. The group probably spent the Saturday (8) in the recording studio.
I may add to have heard and taped the same Quartet at the Bergamo Festival on March 17.

riccardo said...

mp3 2nd set (220 MB):
rapidshare | crocko

flac 2nd set (562 MB):
rapidshare part1 | rapidshare part2 | crocko part1 | crocko part2

trane said...

Well, I checked, the most probable and plausible 'solution' is that the march 7th performance is indeed the missing friday night set.
Can't wait for the Bergano concert!

JC said...

Thanks. Adventurous sets. It would be nice to hear more if it finds it's way here at some point.

trane said...

I thought it would be nice to share the by now 'famous' misdated friday night performance, and Riccardo agreed, so here you go

http://www.sendspace.com/filegroup/TM8o0iVJ%2BkDqaSB9lHDphPy7346Z7Ww1

INFO

pullen don - quartet
07.04.1978 (april 7th)
Milano, Capolinea
AUD
B+ (some tape hiss)
tt 77.52

Don Pullen: piano Chico Freeman: ss, ts, fl Fred Hopkins: bs Bobby Battle: dr

01- Richard's tune 27:06 02 Double arc jake (fade out, inc) 39:39 03 title (fade out, inc) 11:07

Circulates,.wrongly, as march 7th

bernizz said...

Great stuff, thanks! If there is interest I have the recording of the concert of 6 April from Basle, Switzerland. I am pretty sure that this date is correct as it is a radio broadcast and the date is mentioned by the MC!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Thank You Riccardo, this is Fantastico!! The amazing Don Pullen was an under-recognized genius who finally started to get (more) *recognition* now that he is long gone--like so many of the true original pioneering jazz greats!!!

Excellent super clear/clarity sound quality!: you must have used open reel recorders as i do not hear any cuts in the music/tape flips! Bravo!

Any {good sounding} live Don Pullen recordings are treasures and these sets fit that description! --dandor

bernizz said...

I just checked my archive: I could offer the following Don Pullen shows:

Solo
06/18/92 Boston Globe Jazz and Blues Festival

Quartet
10/??/77 Nancy Jazz Pulsations
04/06/78 Basle, Switzerland

Trio
06/20/90 Yoshi's CA
08/26/90 Saalfelden, AT

Afro-Brazilian Connection
05/05/92 Club Fasching

Anonymous said...

I'm all for the Don Pullen flood. Cheers!

jackalope said...

Thanks Riccardo and Trane for these treasures! The opening solo from the 9th is so beautiful that they can do no wrong after that as far as I am concerned! (the recording is a good one too - as others here have observed)

@bernizz, Anonymous, and anyone else who can - I think I'm not the only one who would be delighted to see (and hear) more Don Pullen posts. How about that broadcast recording from April 6th?!

Osamede said...

Interesting stuff - thanks for enlightening me!

Teemu Mäki said...

Thank you so much!!! Always happy to hear more Don Pullen, especially the live stuff, not because it would necessarily be better than the studio, but because in his case it was so different and so little of it is available officially.

I have over 5000 CDs and Don Pullen is one of the few whose stuff I keep on buying automatically – and in additon to buying all there is I may download unreleased unofficial bits like these.

Thanks, thanks, thanks.

www.teemumaki.com

JC said...

I seem to have found this slightly before the other night's show was posted in the comments so missed this (which is of course now gone).

trane said:

I thought it would be nice to share the by now 'famous' misdated friday night performance, and Riccardo agreed, so here you go

INFO

pullen don - quartet
07.04.1978 (april 7th)
Milano, Capolinea
AUD
B+ (some tape hiss)
tt 77.52


Circulates,.wrongly, as march 7th
1 September 2012 1:52:00 am PDT

Can anyone help out?

mew23 said...

Re-up of trane's contribution:

Don Pullen Quartet - Milano, April 7, 1978

http://rapidshare.com/files/3328829343/Don_Pullen_Milano_7-Apr-78.rar