City Gates is an album by the George Adams-Don Pullen Quartet recorded in 1983 for the Dutch Timeless label.[1]

City Gates
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Studio album by
RecordedMarch 27 & 28, 1983
Don Pullen chronology
Melodic Excursions
City Gates
Live at the Village Vanguard
George Adams chronology
Gentlemen's Agreement
City Gates
Live at the Village Vanguard


The Allmusic review by Steve Loewy awarded the album 4½ stars stating "By 1983, the quartet was at a musical peak, and this may be their best recording. Everything gels: The choice of tunes, the solos, and the arrangements all come together to produce one of the leading post-bop albums of the 1980s".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Don Pullen except as indicated

  1. "Mingus Metamorphosis" (George Adams) 13:20
  2. "Samba For Now" – 8:31
  3. "Thank You Very Much Mr. Monk" – 7:57
  4. "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" (Traditional, arranged Adams, Pullen) – 5:18
  5. "City Gates" (Adams) – 7:56
  • Recorded in Munster, Holland on March 27 & 28, 1983



  1. ^ Don Pullen discography accessed May 18, 2011
  2. ^ a b Loewy, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 18, 2011