Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. 2

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Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. 2
Live at the Village Vanguard Vol 2.jpg
Live album by George Adams-Don Pullen Quartet
Released 1983
Recorded August 19, 1983
Genre Jazz
Length 58:04
Label Soul Note
Don Pullen chronology
Live at the Village Vanguard
(1983)
Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. 2
(1983)
Evidence of Things Unseen
(1983)
George Adams chronology
Live at the Village Vanguard
(1983)
Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. 2
(1983)
Decisions
(1983)

Live at the Village Vanguard Vol. 2 is a live album by the George Adams-Don Pullen Quartet recorded in 1983 and released on the Italian Soul Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Cook awarded the album 4½ stars, stating: "Everyone contributes fine solo work, while also keeping everything nice and in the pocket. A highlight from the Pullen-Adams catalog and one of the most impressive of contemporary live jazz dates".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars, stating: "The working band in exelsis, rounding off a half-decade of activity with a couple of heated – sometimes overheated – sets. Perhaps oddly, given the chemistry, this is a band that always sounded better in the studio".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Don Pullen except as indicated

  1. "Saturday Night in the Cosmos" – 11:25
  2. "City Gates" (George Adams) – 17:40
  3. "The Great Escape" – 11:15
  4. "Big Alice" – 17:44

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Don Pullen discography, accessed May 18, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Cook, S. Allmusic Review, accessed May 18, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4.