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James Blood UlmerAre You Glad To Be In America? ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99 24.99
A classic bit of Black Rock from James Blood Ulmer – and a record that was issued by Rough Trade in the UK, giving it a surprising influence on the post-punk scene of the time! In a way, Ulmer's groove here has a lot of punky-funk in the mix – thanks to some heavy electric bass from Amin Ali, and tight drumming from Ronald Shannon Jackson. The horns sneak in and out of the rhythms next to Ulmer's sometimes heavy guitar work – and players include David Murray, Oliver Lake, and Olu Dara – all grooving in a frenetic sound that's a key link between the New York downtown and UK post-punk scenes! Titles include "See Through", "TV Blues", "Time Out", "Jazz Is The Teacher (Funk Is the Preacher)", "Interview", "Pressure", and "Layout". CD

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James Blood UlmerBirthright ... CD
Hyena, 2005. Used ... $7.99
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(Penmark on CD.)

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New James Blood UlmerTales Of Captain Black ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A landmark album of the New York downtown scene – and one of the most groundbreaking guitar jazz albums of the 70s! James Blood Ulmer plays here with members of Ornette Coleman's group of the time – including Ornette himself, Denardo Coleman, and Jaamaladeen Tacuma. The style is very similar to that of Ornette's excellent Body Meta album – a mode that has the rhythms all turned inside themselves, using guitar as strongly as drums – in a style that's one of the most perfect visions of Coleman's harmelodic mode. The overall vibe is very Ornette-ish, but still also features plenty of great offbeat work by Ulmer on guitar – and titles include "Moons Shines", "Morning Bride", "Nothing To Say", and "Revealing". CD
 
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Arthur BlytheIllusions ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ ... $9.99
With James Blood Ulmer on guitar, John Hicks on piano, Fred Hopkins on bass, Abdul Wadud on cello, and Steve McCall on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker on front.)

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Gil EvansWhere Flamingos Fly ... LP
Artists House, 1981. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An excellent set that was recorded in 1971, but not issued until 10 years later – by the small Artists House label, home to groundbreaking work by Ornette Coleman and James Blood Ulmer. Evans' record earns the same tag here – as it's a moody mix of electric and acoustic playing, featuring a group that includes Joe Beck, Billy Harper, Johnny Coles, Lenny White, Airto, and Hannibal Peterson. Titles include "Zee Zee", "Where Flamingos Fly", "Nana", and "El Matador". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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John PattonMemphis To New York Spirit (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $18.99
A great lost album by John Patton – recorded in 1970, but not ever issued until 1995! The record was most likely held back because it's one of the funky organist's most far-reaching – a stunning batch of modal tracks that moves way past the usual organ sound, and much more into Larry Young-ish territory. A young James Blood Ulmer is on guitar, and the great (and underrecorded) Marvin Cabell plays flute, soprano, and tenor sax. Really great stuff – and most likely material that will disappear again for another 25 years! Titles include "The Mandingo", "Bloodyun", "Memphis", "Steno", and a cover of Wayne Shorter's "Footprints". Includes the bonus tracks "Man From Tanganyika", "Cissy Strut", "Dragon Slayer", "Buddy Boy", "2J" & "Sweet Pea". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Larry YoungLawrence Of Newark ... LP
Perception, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible stuff from the jazz underground of Newark! This is one of the rarest albums ever recorded by jazz organist Larry Young – cut for the tiny Perception label during the early 70s, and featuring some of the cream of the New Jersey jazz underground. The album's got playing that bridges a number of Young's different styles – from his straighter soul jazz work at Blue Note, to his harder jamming with Santana and John McLaughlin, to his more fusion oriented albums for Arista. James Blood Ulmer's on guitar, but there's also a large ensemble of excellent players, and lots of other percussion and cool instrumentation that really gives the album an "out there" sound! Titles include "Sunshine Fly Away", "Saudia", "Hello Your Quietness", and "Khalid Of Space". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Rashied AliRashied Ali Quintet ... CD
Survival/Knit Classics, 1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent early 70s fist in the air statement of purpose from one of the progenitors of the NY loft scene! This excellent set features Ali's fierce and free quintet in two sidelong compositions, Ali's "Address" and guitarist James Blood Ulmer's "Theme For Captain Black", with energetic and empathic playing, never devolving into the messy indulgences that the most free recordings can occasionally veer off towards.Bob Ralston is on tenor and underrecorded trumpeter Earl Cross is also featured, with bassist John Dana rounding out the group alongside Ali and Ulmer. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Arthur BlytheLenox Avenue Breakdown ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning Columbia Records debut from Arthur Blythe – recorded at a time when the label was really sinking its teeth back into quality jazz, and helping artists like Arthur get some great new exposure! At the time of the date, Blythe had already spent years working in the jazz undergrounds on both coasts – developing a searing sound on alto sax that's perfect for the focused structure of this album – almost a tone poem of sorts, offering up a portrait of the Harlem scene that was a key part of Arthur's life at the time. The sounds are sharp, but also have a sense of energy that really holds them together – guiding the players through long readings of well-penned tunes by Blythe that are filled with loads of energy and life! Players include James Newton on flute, James Blood Ulmer on guitar, Bob Stewart on tuba, Cecil McBee on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Guillermo Franco on percussion – and titles include "Odessa", "Slidin Through", "Down San Diego Way", and "Lenox Avenue Breakdown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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New Music Revelation EnsembleIn The Name Of ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bold tones from the Music Revelation Ensemble – a group that's heavy on guitar work from James Blood Ulmer, but which also features some great guest reeds from Arthur Blythe, Sam Rivers, and Hamiett Bluiett! The core trio features Amin Ali on electric bass and Cornell Rochester on drums – moving in somewhat harmelodic formation – echoing Ulmer's styles of the decade before, but perhaps pushing his sound with a more forceful feel, possibly to showcase his crossing over to bigger audiences at the time. But the real charm here is the reed work – contributions that include alto from Blythe, baritone from Bluiett, and either soprano, tenor, or flute from Rivers – players that are heard separately from track to track, but who really help bring a deeper sense of spirit to the record. Titles include "The Dawn", "Mankind", "Purity", "Abundance", "In Time", and "Non-Believer". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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New James Carter Organ TrioOut Of Nowhere –Live At The Blue Note ... CD
Half Note, 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Hamiet Bluiett & James Blood Ulmer. CD
(Out of print. Digipack has some light edge wear.)
 
 
 



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