Pual Dunmall's Audio

List of recommended albums by Paul Dunmall. To listen to mp3 extracts of each album please click or use the player below the album’s artwork.

1976 Ain’t that a bitch Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson 
DJM RECORDS 

1. I Need It; 2. I Want To Ta-Ta You Baby; 3. Superman Lover; 4. Ain’t That A Bitch; 5. Since I Met You Baby; 6. We’re No Exception; 7. Won’t You Forgive Me Baby

“…essential funk-blues-soul-R&B-jazz album by one of the great under-sung and under-sold characters of US music.” Mojo (8/03, p.110) 

1986 Killer bunnies Spirit Level
SPOTLITE SPJ 25



Received a 4-star write-up in the US magazine DOWNBEAT
1991 Theoria London Jazz Composers’ Orchestra 
INTAKT CD024

1. Theoria: Section Nr. 1; 2. Theoria: Section Nr. 2; 3. Theoria: Section Nr. 3; 4. Theoria: Section Nr. 4; 5. Theoria: Section Nr. 5

“This may be [Barry] Guy’s masterpiece in that here he has reached, finally, the perfect balance of incorporating all of his obsessions into one work… Guy’s entire sonic world opens up in color, tone, shade, and nuanced beauty” – Tom Jurek, All Music Guide
1993 Quartet, Sextet and Trio Paul Dunmall 
SLAM PRODUCTIONS SLAMCD 207

Disc One: 1. Dobunni; 2. Moths and spiders; 3. In the haddock; 4. The devil’s chair; 5. Scramasax; 6. Apocalypse now and then
Disc Two: 1. Lert; 2. Trickly hausen; 3. Shun fat; 4. Separate balls

“Powerful and passionate music” – Chris Parker, BBC Music Magazine “A self-titled double CD featuring one of the country’s true virtuoso voices on saxophone” – Linton Chiswick, Time Out
1993/4 Spiritual empathy Tony Levin/Paul Dunmall 
RARE MUSIC RM024

1. Mandala; 2. Centre dance; 3. Circle of light; 4. The faultless gaze; 5. Dark centre
1995 If Dubois only knew Elton Dean/Paul Dunmall 
BLUEPRINT BP194CD

1. See the melody; 2. Janet and Corina; 3. Wide asleep; 4. If Dubois only knew; 5. That’s your plot; 6. Deep awake; 7. Lomu; 8. The tale of two horns

“…a full CD of two of the finest saxophonists of their generation left alone to spar. No melodies, few preconceived notions. Just free blowing at a very high level” – All Music Guide “…exciting album of intense and spatially aware playing…” – Down Town Music Gallery
1996 Ghostly thoughts Paul Dunmall/John Adams/Mark Sanders 
HAT HUT HatOLOGY 503

1. Misericords; 2. Fred the Needle; 3. Abit of rice, nice; 4. Ghostly thoughts; 5. Human machines; 6. Up and down the back

“inventive, disciplined and infinitely varied” – Bruce Coates “received great critical acclaim in many countries and was voted a ‘release of the year’ by the New York magazine Cadence” – Down Town Music Gallery
1997 Colours fulfilled Mujician 
CUNEIFORM RUNE 102 

1. Part 1; 2. Part 2; 3. Part 3; 4. Part 4

“This is one of their most overtly ‘jazz’ releases, and it swings like mad!” – The Wire“The magic level of response and the creation of mood and event between players is masterful, inspiring…” – Doug Lang, Coda Magazine, #284, March 1999 “…this is spontaneous, interactive jazz at its best” – All Music Guide
1997 Time of brightness Paul Rogers Quartet 
RARE MUSIC RM027

Bear moon: 1. I; 2. II; 3. III; 4. IV; 
Time of brightness: 5. I; 6. II

“…one of the outstanding British free jazz releases of the ’90s…” – All Music Guide
2000 The Great divide Paul Dunmall Octet
CUNEIFORM RUNE 142 

1. Part One; 2. Part Two; 3. Part Three; 4. Part Four; 5. Part Five; 6. A Passage Through the Great Divide

“…the breadth and depth of music on this recording is truly mind-boggling” – Bill Tilland, BBC “[They have] the requisite chemistry to become a perennial powerhouse on the international scene.” – JazzTimes
2002 Bread & wine Paul Dunmall/Tony Bianco
DUNS LIMITED EDITION 025

1. Bread and wine

“…amazing duo of multi-reeds hero Paul Dunmall on tenor sax only and his occasional drum collaborator Tony Bianco” – Down Town Music Gallery
2002 The State of Moksha Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers/Philip Gibbs
DUNS LIMITED EDITION 022

1. The State of Moksha

“The trio build their journey with escalating intensity as it evolves and progresses through layers of well connected vibrations. Phenomenal throughout its nearly 62 minute duration! “ – Down Town Music Gallery
2003 Solo bagpipes Paul Dunmall 
FUTURE MUSIC FMR CD118-i0603

1. Iredel; 2. Chantanopop; 3. Gielgara; 4. Shawbaccandsied; 5. SamaliDradon; 6. Bygandron

“On this his 3rd solo bagpipe album [Dunmall] plays Gaida, Northumberland and border bagpipes which are quite haunting as the shimmering drone slowly moves in waves that wash over us in a sea of gently unnerving bliss” – Down Town Music Gallery
2003 I wish you peace Paul Dunmall Moksha Big Band
CUNEIFORM RUNE 203 

1. I wish you peace Part One; 2. I wish you peace Part Two; 3. I wish you peace Part Three

“A typically expansive, eclectic and challenging set by England’s own saxophone colossus… covers some serious and emotional ground…” – Bill Tilland, BBC “An extraordinary work from our fave British sax hero and his dynamic 15 piece all-star orchestra” – Down Town Music Gallery Newsletter, 17th September 2004
2004 Deep Joy Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers/Tony Levin (4xCD Box Set) 
DUNS LIMITED EDITION 041

Disc A: 1. Don’t look down; 2. One more ledge to overcome; 3. Music for well being; 4. T.L.; 5. What have you seen yourself? 
Disc B: 1. We care about this; 2. For you, us and them 
Disc C: 1. The big giving; 2. Deep joy; 3. The eyes have it
Disc D: 1. The juggler; 2. One lifetime’s work; 3. Music for the Buddha; 4. How precious it is; 5. Courage friends courage
2004 Nimes Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers/Philip Gibbs (4xCD limited 85 copies) 
DUNS LIMITED EDITION 036

Disc A: 1. Marcellino Jackson; 2. Mingyar dondup; 3. Kun dun; 4. Harry Thubneck
Disc B: 1. Koot hoomi; 2. Vera Ena; 3. Thubten dundrop; 4. Alfie Bass
Disc C: 1. Ada Thirkettle; 2. Nora Bone; 3. Gordon Pursglove; 4. Elsie Reynolds
Disc D: 1. Fintin owl; 2. Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg; 3. Violet Weednee; 4. Ronnie Trogladyte
2005 Live at the Priory Keith Tippett/Paul Dunmall/Julie Tippetts(Dartington Improvisation Trio)
FUTURE MUSIC FMRCD161-i0205

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“From extremely delicate and sublime to free-floating spaciousness to far away eastern lands… Perfect music to put one in a deep trance and help us travel to other worlds, inside and outside” – BMG in Down Town Music Gallery
2005 Peace and joy Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers/Philip Gibbs/Hamid Drake 
SLAMCD 267

1. Peace and Joy; 2. Music is like Oxygen

“The audience’s prolonged and noisy gratitude testifies to a sustained inventive energy that survives unusually well on the recording” – John Fordham, The Guardian, 5th January 2007
2005 Unnaturals, sharps & flats (Solo Soprano)
FUTURE MUSIC FMRCD167-i0805

1. Part one; 2. Part two; 3. Part three; 4. Part four; 5. Part five; 6. Part six (live performance) 

“On this live recording Dunmall adds his own chapter to the solo soprano sax book”
– Andrey Henkin in All About Jazz, 4th November 2006
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