Random Thoughts (Don Pullen album)

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Random Thoughts
Random Thoughts (Don Pullen album).jpg
Studio album by Don Pullen
Released 1990
Recorded March 23, 1990
Genre Jazz
Length 52:56
Label Blue Note
Producer Michael Cuscuna
Don Pullen chronology
New York Duets
Random Thoughts
Kele Mou Bana

Random Thoughts is an album by American jazz pianist Don Pullen recorded in 1990 for the Blue Note label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4½ stars stating "As bent upon pianistic mayhem as Don Pullen often seemed, this was one of his more user-friendly discs, despite having only a bass and drums between himself and tender-eared listeners. Quite often, Pullen starts a piece as if it were a conventional piano trio number, but before long, he's piling up his trademark keyboard-shuffling glissandos, playing the instrument as if it was a big, glittering, percussive crashing board. Yet everything always swings.. Pullen manages to make even fearsome things seem approachable.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Don Pullen
  1. "Andre's Ups and Downs" - 5:19
  2. "Random Thoughts" - 9:05
  3. "Indio Gitano" - 9:39
  4. "The Dancer" - 5:58
  5. "Endangeried Species: African American Youth" - 7:36
  6. "626 Fairfax" - 6:40
  7. "Ode To Life" - 8:39
  • Recorded in New York City on March 23, 1990



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