Earth Beams

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Earth Beams
Studio album by
Don Pullen/George Adams Quartet
Released 1980
Recorded August 3, 1980
to August 5, 1980
Genre Free jazz
Post bop
Label Timeless Records
Producer George Adams & Don Pullen
Don Pullen chronology
A Well Kept Secret
(1979)
Earth Beams
(1980)
Life Line
(1980)
George Adams chronology
Hand to Hand
(1980)
Earth Beams
(1980)
Life Line
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Earth Beams is a studio album recorded by noted jazz performers George Adams and Don Pullen as the George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet. Adams and Pullen had met through their work with composer and double-bassist Charles Mingus, who had died the year the Adams/Pullen Quartet began in 1979. According to Neil Tesser, "The participation of Dannie Richmond, Mingus's longtime drummer and protégé, only strengthened the sense that they were continuing on in Mingus's footsteps."[2] Recorded in the Netherlands in August 1980,[3] Earth Beams features screeching solos from Adams and "tightly wound chord clusters" from Pullen.[2]

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. Earth Beams
  2. Magnetic Love Field
  3. Dionysus
  4. Saturday Nite In The Cosmos
  5. More Flowers
  6. Sophisticated Alice

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b Neil Tesser (1998). The Playboy Guide to Jazz. Bloomsbury. p. 167. 
  3. ^ Loewy, Steve. "Earth Beams Review". Allmusic.