Healing the Pain

Healing the Pain is an album by saxophonist Bunky Green recorded in Califordia and released by the Delos label in 1990.[1][2]

Healing the Pain
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Studio album by
RecordedDecember 13 & 14, 1989
StudioSage & Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA
DE 4020
ProducerEd Bland
Bunky Green chronology
Healing the Pain
Another Place


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [3]
Los Angeles Times     [4]

Allmusic reviewer Scott Yanow stated "Green sails in and out of the chord changes and makes most of his solos into a do-or-die situation full of emotional intensity, especially when he plays alto ... Green shows that he is not afraid to occasionally caress a melody and frequently emphasizes unexpected notes ... Green is in top form on what may very well be his definitive recording. Highly recommended".[3]

On the Los Angeles Times, Leonard Feather wrote "Green has earned scant recognition for his Parker-inspired yet personal alto sax. The ballads are the meat of this season ... Ed Bland, Green’s producer, contributed three themes from his score for last year’s PBS-TV version of “Raisin in the Sun.” To round out this well-balanced set, Green wrote two provocative originals. He has just the kind of sympathetic rhythm section he deserved".[4]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Ed Bland except where noted

  1. "The Thrill Is Gone" (Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) – 7:30
  2. "Walter's Theme" – 6:39
  3. "Who Can I Turn To?" (Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse) – 7:14
  4. "I Concentrate on You" (Cole Porter) – 6:03
  5. "Love Theme" – 4:41
  6. "You've Changed" (Carl Fischer, Bill Carey) – 5:50
  7. "Wild Life" (Bunky Green) – 4:56
  8. "Radio Theme" – 3:40
  9. "Everything I Have Is Yours" (Burton Lane, Harold Adamson) – 5:30
  10. "Seashells" (Green) – 3:46
  11. "Goodbye" (Gordon Jenkins) – 7:23
  12. "Love Theme - Reprise" – 1:55



  1. ^ https://delosmusic.com/recording/healing-the-pain-bunky-green/ Delos Productions: album details] accessed August 6, 2019
  2. ^ Lyles, R. Bunky Green discography accessed August 6, 2019
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Bunky Green: Healing the Pain – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Feather, L. LA Times Review accessed August 6, 2019