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James Blood UlmerAmerica – Do You Remember The Love? ... LP
Blue Note, 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Ulmer on Blue Note – who'd a thunk it? And oddly, although the album's on one of the most jazz-based labels at the time, it's also one of Ulmer's most rock-oriented – with strong lead vocals on nearly every track, and an overall style that's as bluesy as it is experimentally jazzy. Ulmer's clearly emerged as a star in his own right (or own mind) by the time of the album – and there's less of the shared group dynamic of the harmelodic years, and more of a style that's set up to support his lead presence. Players include Bill Laswell, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and Nicky Skopelitis – and titles include "I Belong In The USA", "Lady Blue", "After Dark", "Black Sheep", and "Show Me Your Love America". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James Blood UlmerAre You Glad To Be In America? (UK pressing) ... LP
Rough Trade (UK), 1980. Near Mint- ... $13.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing.)

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✨✧ James Blood UlmerFreelancing ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A major label set, but one that stays very true to the new ideals that James Blood Ulmer was trying to bring to jazz guitar at the time – a really revolutionary style that moves beyond simple genre conventions, and embraces a whole world of new ideas that would inspire others in the decade to come! Ulmer plays with a real frenzy at points – deep currents that reflect the bluesy touches of his early work in jazz organ combos, but given a skittish energy that reflects his association with the downtown crowd – and which was very fitting for his record with Rough Trade! The core group here features James, bassist Amin Ali, and drummer G Calvin Weston – and some tracks feature work from David Murray on tenor, Oliver Lake on alto, and Olu Dara on trumpet. Titles include "Timeless", "Pleasure Control", "Night Lover", "Happy Time", "Rush Hour", "Stand Up To Yourself", and "High Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink.)

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✨✧ Phalanx (George Adams & James Blood Ulmer)In Touch ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features George Adams on tenor, soprano sax, and flut e– plus James Blood Ulmer on guitar and a bit of flute, Sirone on bass, and Rashied Ali on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ James Blood UlmerFreelancing ... CD
Sony/Wounded Bird, 1981. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A major label set, but one that stays very true to the new ideals that James Blood Ulmer was trying to bring to jazz guitar at the time – a really revolutionary style that moves beyond simple genre conventions, and embraces a whole world of new ideas that would inspire others in the decade to come! Ulmer plays with a real frenzy at points – deep currents that reflect the bluesy touches of his early work in jazz organ combos, but given a skittish energy that reflects his association with the downtown crowd – and which was very fitting for his record with Rough Trade! The core group here features James, bassist Amin Ali, and drummer G Calvin Weston – and some tracks feature work from David Murray on tenor, Oliver Lake on alto, and Olu Dara on trumpet. Titles include "Timeless", "Pleasure Control", "Night Lover", "Happy Time", "Rush Hour", "Stand Up To Yourself", and "High Time". CD

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✨✧ James Blood Ulmer/Sirone/George AdamsOriginal Phalanx ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the sharpest James Blood Ulmer albums of the 80s – a great session recorded with some wonderful reed work by George Adams! Adams plays both tenor and flute here, and his tone is a perfect accompaniment to Ulmer's forward-thinking guitar work – laid out in true harmelodic formation with bass from Sirone and drums from Rashied Ali, the latter of whom is a surprisingly good choice for the Ornette-inspired groove of the set. All elements of the music work on equally rhythmic levels – but in ways that seem to have even more focus than some of Ulmer's earlier records. Titles are all originals – and include "Song Number One", "Free Spirit", "House On 13th Street", "Playground", and "A Smile". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ James Blood UlmerTales Of Captain Black ... LP
Artists House, 1978. Used Gatefold ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Ornette ColemanSoapsuds Soapsuds ... LP
Artists House, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
One of Ornette's great albums for the obscure Artists House label, and different from the one that he recorded with James Blood Ulmer, which was more of a straight-on Harmelodic work. This one's got him playing a set of tender sensitive duets with bassist and longtime accompanyist Charlie Haden. The set's far from mellow, though, and the two of them work through a great set of material that includes "Sex Spy", "Soap Suds", and the theme to "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"! LP, Vinyl record album

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John PattonAccent On The Blues ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the last John Patton albums for Blue Note, and one of the best. A young James "Blood" Ulmer's on guitar, and Marvin Cabell (who we only know from Patton LPs) is on tenor and flute. The sound is deep and soulful, and despite the "accent on the blues" of the title, the feel's more blue note than bluesy. Great versions of Harold Mabern's "Rakin' & Scrapin" and Eddie Harris' "Freedom Jazz Dance", plus some excellent originals by Cabell. LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has a small cut corner.)

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John ScofieldPast Present ... CD
Impulse, 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A great title for this Impulse debut from legendary guitarist John Scofield – as the set's got a way of bringing together all the best elements of his past and present modes of performance! Scofield's really wowed us with his leaner, single-line skills in recent years – especially when he adds his talents to funkier jazz records, in a way we wouldn't have expected back in the 80s. But during that decade, we also really great to love John's way of fuzzily compressing lots of notes together – into a tonal mode that seemed inspired by James Blood Ulmer, but which was a lot warmer too – a sound he seems to bring back here and mix with his nimble leaner notes – in a blend that's completely sublime! The setting of the album is perfect for this shift, too – a tight quartet with great tenor from Joe Lovano, plus Larry Grenadier on bass and Bill Stewart on drums. Titles include "Slinky", "Chap Dance", "Mr Puffy", "Past Present", "Season Creep", and "Get Proud". CD

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Liu SolaBlues In The East ... CD
Axiom, 1994. Used ... $2.99
Includes production by Bill Laswell with backing by James Blood Ulmer, Henry Threadgill, Ned Rothenberg, and others. CD

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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
Also available Lawrence Of Newark ... LP 69.99

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Larry YoungLawrence Of Newark ... LP
Perception, 1973. Very Good ... $69.99
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
(Original pressing! Vinyl has a heat-like pressing flaw and plays with light surface noise.)
Also available Lawrence Of Newark ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Arthur BlytheIllusions ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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

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✨✧ Rashied AliRashied Ali Quintet ... LP
Survival, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but this is a great copy overall.)

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✨✧ Arthur BlytheIllusions ... CD
Sony, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With James Blood Ulmer on guitar, John Hicks on piano, Fred Hopkins on bass, Abdul Wadud on cello, and Steve McCall on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanBody Meta ... LP
Artists House (Canada), 1978. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy duty stuff, and one of Ornette's best LPs from the 70's. Recorded in 1976, this is a perfect demonstration of the harmelodic style, with the whole group jaunting along in tight choppy bits. James Blood Ulmer's on guitar, and the sound is very dark and deep. Tracks include "Voice Poetry", "Macho Woman", and "Home Grown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ David MurrayChildren ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A richly complex set from David Murray – and a record that offers up a much wider range of moods than some of his other sessions from the time! Some numbers have an angular, almost aggressive groove – one that comes from the presence of group members James Blood Ulmer on guitar and Lonnie Plaxico on bass – but other moments are a bit more introspective, and show the more soulful side of Murray's blowing – a great balance that makes the record a perfect illustration of his growing players at the time. Other group members include Don Pullen on piano and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums – and Murray plays both tenor and bass clarinet. All tracks are long, and titles include "Death", "David Mingus", "All The Things You Are", and "Tension". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ David MurrayDavid Murray – Recording NYC 1986 ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nicely gritty set from David Murray – proof that even at the height of his modern moments, he could also be a tenor talent with deeply-rooted traditions! The album's got a really wonderful feel – almost a tenor date from a few decades past, but with some slight edges that definitely mark it as a mid 80s recording – some odd twists and turns that you'd never find in previous years, and a sense of brooding that comes to the forefront as the album moves on – so that by the end of the record, things are definitely more outside than at the start. Murray's tenor is featured in a quartet that includes James Blood Ulmer on guitar, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Sunny Murray on drums – and titles include "Light Years", "Patricia", "Red Car", "Long Goodbye", and "Kareem". CD

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✨✧ Music Revelation EnsembleElec Jazz ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the last bold statements made by the Music Revelation Ensemble – recorded at the end of the 80s, but still very much in an angular mode that's somewhere between the Ulmer/Ornette experiments of the 70s, and some of the post-no wave jazz in New York! Neither of those comparisons are a surprise, given that the group had strong New York roots – and a lineup that includes James Blood Ulmer on guitar, David Murray on tenor sax, Amin Ali on electric bass, and Cornell Rochester on drums. Tracks are sharp-edged and freewheeling – sometimes with a ferocity that was a bit more common in the Naked City generation – and titles include "Exit", "Inter City", "Big Top", "Tap's Dance", and "No More" – all written by Ulmer. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gil EvansWhere Flamingos Fly ... CD
Artists House, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print. Digipack has some light edge wear.)
 
 
 



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