Don Pullen

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Birthday
25, 1941
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Apr 22, 1995 (53)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
25, 1941
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Apr 22, 1995 (53)

About

Controversial jazz artist known for his individualistic style that encompassed blues, bebop, and modern jazz.

Before Fame

He began at Johnson C. Smith University intent on having a medical career.

Trivia

He was often accused of copying Cecil Taylor's style, and no matter how often he denied these charges, they still persisted for his entire life.

Family Life

His family was musical, and he learned a great deal from his cousin Clyde "Fats" Wright, a professional jazz pianist.

Associated With

He played with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in 1972.