Breakthrough (George Adams & Don Pullen album)

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Breakthrough
Studio album by Don Pullen-George Adams Quartet
Released 1986
Recorded April 30, 1986
Genre Jazz
Length 39:19
Label Blue Note
Don Pullen chronology
The Sixth Sense
(1985)
Breakthrough
(1986)
Song Everlasting
(1987)
George Adams chronology
Got Something Good for You
(1985)
Breakthrough
(1986)
Song Everlasting
(1987)

Breakthrough is an album by the Don Pullen-George Adams Quartet recorded in 1986 for the Blue Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Throughout the record, the band's creativity burns at white heat, making this disc a good first choice for newcomers to Pullen".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau A[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Don Pullen except as indicated
  1. "Mr. Smoothie" (George Adams) - 6:07
  2. "Just Foolin' Around" - 6:20
  3. "Song From the Old Country" - 8:13
  4. "We've Been Here All the Time" - 9:09
  5. "A Time for Sobriety" (Adams) - 9:43
  6. "The Necessary Blues (or: Thank You Very Much Mr Monk)" - 13:35 Bonus track on CD only
    • Recorded at RCA Studio A in New York City on April 30, 1986

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Don Pullen discography accessed May 18, 2011
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed May 18, 2011
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 28, 1986). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved June 26, 2013.