New Beginnings (Don Pullen album)

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New Beginnings
New Beginnings.jpg
Studio album by Don Pullen
Released 1989
Recorded December 16, 1988
Genre Jazz
Length 38:13
Label Blue Note
Producer Michael Cuscuna
Don Pullen chronology
Song Everlasting
New Beginnings
New York Duets

New Beginnings is an album by American jazz pianist Don Pullen recorded in 1988 for the Blue Note label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2½ stars stating "on New Beginnings pianist Don Pullen sets up fairly simple structures (some of which could be grooves for Ramsey Lewis) and then, after stating the theme, tosses in playful runs that are often quite outside, essentially putting his original style from the 1960s in a slightly commercial 1980s setting. Pullen plays quite rhythmically during his more intense phrases and displays a sly sense of humor".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Don Pullen
  1. "Jana's Delight" - 5:58
  2. "Once Upon a Time" - 5:51
  3. "Warriors" - 6:49
  4. "New Beginnings" - 6:22
  5. "At the Cafe Centrale" - 6:55
  6. "Reap the Whirlwind" - 7:04
  7. "Silence = Death" - 10:20 Bonus track on CD
  • Recorded in New York City on December 12, 1988



  1. ^ Don Pullen discography accessed May 13, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 13, 2011