Ode to Life

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Ode to Life
Ode to Life.jpg
Studio album by Don Pullen
Released 1993
Recorded February 18 & 19, 1993
Genre Jazz
Length 58:39
Label Blue Note
Producer Joanne Jiminez
Don Pullen chronology
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Ode to Life is an album by American jazz pianist Don Pullen and the African-Brazilian Connection recorded in 1993 for the Blue Note label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars, stating "The music is more subdued than is usual on a Pullen disc, with the harmonies being less dissonant and the mood often melancholy and reflective but occasionally joyous. This is one of Pullen's more accessible and introspective sessions."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Don Pullen except as indicated
  1. "The Third House on the Right" (Alberto Beserra, Guilherme Franco) - 5:00
  2. "Paraty" (Nilson Matta) - 9:00
  3. "El Matador" - 6:29
  4. "Ah, George, We Hardly Knew Ya" - 13:03
  5. "Aseeko! (Get up and Dance!)" (Mor Thiam) - 11:59
  6. "Anastasia/Pyramid" (Carlos Ward) - 7:06
  7. "Variation on Ode to Life" - 6:02
  • Recorded in New York City on February 18 & 19, 1993



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