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Melodic Excursions

Melodic Excursions is an album by American jazz saxophonist George Adams and pianist Don Pullen Quartet recorded in 1982 for the Dutch Timeless label.[1]

Melodic Excursions
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Studio album by
Released1982
RecordedJune 6 & 9, 1982
GenreJazz
Length35:37
LabelTimeless
Don Pullen chronology
Life Line
(1981)
Melodic Excursions
(1982)
City Gates
(1983)
George Adams chronology
'Life Line
(1981)

(1981)
'''''Melodic Excursions
(1982)
(1982)
'Gentleman's Agreement
(1983)

(1983)

ReceptionEdit

The Allmusic review by Steve Loewy awarded the album 3½ stars stating "Both Pullen and Adams fans should be satisfied with this effort, as each performer shines. While the recording may sometimes lack the seriousness that some might prefer from these giants of the genre, it's clearly one of their best group efforts".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Don Pullen except as indicated

  1. "The Calling" – 6:36
  2. "God Has Smiled on Me" (Traditional) – 3:23
  3. "Kahji" – 6:00
  4. "Playground Uptown and Downtown" (George Adams) – 4:50
  5. "Decisions" – 6:50
  6. "Reflexions Inward" (George Adams) – 4:24
  7. "Resolutions of Conflicts" (George Adams) – 6:32
  • Recorded at Soundtek Studios in New York City on June 6 & 9, 1982

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Don Pullen discography accessed May 17, 2011
  2. ^ a b Loewy, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 17, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 3. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.