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James "Blood" Ulmer Discography

by Robert Stubenrauch ([email protected])

© Copyright by Robert Stubenrauch. This document may be freely distributed for private non-commercial use only. For any commercial use on whatever medium please contact the author.


The albums are listed in chronological order of recording (a list of abbreviations is available). If the recording date is unknown the date of release or other available information is used to sort the albums. Albums that lack essential information (track titles and/or personell) have a "?" in the 1st column in the overview. Any additions to these as well as infos on other albums are highly appreciated.

Furthermore he supposedly appeared on records of G.C.Weston and Ronald Shannon Jackson.

Thanksto for their contributions go to Shin Aso, Armin Buettner, Johann Haidenbauer, Bill Hery, Jim Johnson, Glenn Lea, Frnak D. Malczewski, Johann Moser, Robert Angelo Pleshar, R. Lynn Rardin, Jeff Spirer, Manabu Takayama.

Please email any comments, critique, additions, corrections etc. to [email protected]

Robert Stubenrauch , June 28, 2002


Overview

											
  1 HANK MARR           Sounds From Marr-ket Place     King Records      1964
  2 JOHN PATTON         Accent On The Blues            Blue Note         1969
  3 JOHN PATTON         Memphis to New York Spirit     Blue Note         10/70
  4 RASHIED ALI         The Rashied Ali Quintet        Survival Records  1973
  5 JOE HENDERSON       Multiple                       Milestone         1973
  6 LARRY YOUNG         Lawrence Of Newark             Perception        1973
  7 ORNETTE COLEMAN     In Concert                     Craws             1974
  8 ORNETTE COLEMAN     Lonely Woman                   BAT               1974
  9 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Revealing                      IN+OUT            1976
 10 ARTHUR BLYTHE       Lenox Avenue Breakdown         CBS               1978
 11 JAMES BLOOD         Tales Of Captain Black         Artists House     12/78
 12 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Are You Glad To Be In America? Artists House     1/80
 13 ARTHUR BLYTHE       Illusions                      CBS               1980
 14 MUSIC REV. ENSEMBLE No Wave                        Moers             6/80
 15 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Free Lancing                   CBS               1981?
 16 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Black Rock                     CBS               1982?
 17 JAMAALADEEN TACUMA  Show Stopper                   Gramavision       1982/83
 18 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Odyssey                        CBS               1983?
 19 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Part Time                      Rough Trade       7/83
 20 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Eyelevel / Blues don't fail .. Rough Trade       1984
 21 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Live At The Caravan Of Dreams  Caravan Of Dreams 1984?
 22 DAVID MURRAY        Children                       Black Saint       10-11/84
 23 ROCHESTER / VEASLEY One Minute Of Love             Gramavision       2-3/85
 24 PHALANX             Got Something Good For You     Moers             1985
 25 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Jazzbuehne Berlin '85          Repertoire        1985
 26 DAVID MURRAY        Recording NYC 1986             DIW               1986
 27 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   America - Do You Remember ...  Blue Note         1987?
 28 PHALANX             Original Phalanx               DIW               2/87
 29 GRANT CALVIN WESTON Dance Romance                  IN+OUT            1988
 30 MUSIC REV. ENSEMBLE Music Revelation Ensemble      DIW               2/88
 31 PHALANX             In Touch                       DIW               2/88
 32 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Wings                          Jazz File         11/88
 33 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Blues Allnight                 IN+OUT            5/89
 34                     Knitting Factory Tours         Enemy             ???
 35 MUSIC REV. ENSEMBLE Elec. Jazz                     DIW               3/90
 36 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Black & Blues                  DIW               10-11/90
 37 MUSIC REV. ENSEMBLE After Dark                     DIW               1991
 38 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Blues Preacher                 DIW               1992
 39 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Harmolodic Guitar & Strings    DIW               6-7/93?
 40 MUSIC REV. ENSEMBLE In the Name of...              DIW               12/93
 41 KARL BERGER         Conversations                  IN+OUT            3/94
 42 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Live at Bayerischer Hof        IN+OUT            4/94
 43 LIU SOLA            Blues in the East              Axiom             1994
 44 THIRD RAIL          South Space Age Delta          Polystar          1995?
 45 MUSIC REV. ENSEMBLE Knights Of Power               DIW               4/95	
 46 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Music Speaks Louder Than Words DIW               12/95
 47 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Forbidden Blues                DIW               7-9/96
 48 MUSIC REV. ENSEMBLE Cross Fire                     DIW               1/97
 49 ODYSSEY THE BAND    Reunion                        Knitting Factory  1997
 50 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Blue Blood                     Innerhythmic      2000
 51 JAMES BLOOD ULMER   Memphis Blood The Sun Sessions Label M.          4/01


Detailed Discography

    
 1: HANK MARR "Sounds From The Marr-Ketplace"
King Records 1025 (LP, 1966/67?)

 1) Come and get it
 2) Down in the bottom
 3) The Marr-ket place
 4) Soup spoon
 5) Home fries
 6) I remember Acapulco
 7) My dream just passed
 8) Greens are gogo
 9) Smothened soul
10) Get on down

Hank Marr:              org
James "Blood" Ulmer:    g
further personnel is unknown, but probably includes George Adams (ts)
rec. 1964



2: "BIG" JOHN PATTON "Accent On The Blues" Blue Note BST-84340 (LP, 1969) Blue Note 53924 (CD, LP, 1997) 1) Rakin' And Scrapin' (H.Mabern) (10:05) 2) Freedom Jazz Dance (E.Harris) ( 4:44) 3) Captain Nasty (M.Cabell) ( 5:06) 4) Village Lee (M.Cabell) ( 7:21) 5) Lite Hit (M.Cabell) ( 6:21) 6) Don't Let Me Lose This Dream (A.Franklyn/T.White) ( 6:56) John Patton: org Marvin Cabell: ts, fl, saxello James Ulmer: g Leroy Williams: dr rec. Aug 15, 1969 Note: the CD reissue contains an alternate take of "Village Lee", previously released on "The Lost Grooves" (Blue Note B2-31883) and 3 further additional bonus tracks without Ulmer. John Patton: org Marvin Cabell: ts, fl, saxello James Ulmer: g Leroy Williams: dr rec. Aug 15, 1969
3: "BIG" JOHN PATTON "Memphis to New York Spirit" Blue Note B1 7243 8 35221 1 8 (LP, 1995; rare groove series) 1) Memphis (Patton) ( 5:55) 2) Footprints (W.Shorter) ( 6:24) 3) The Mandingo (M.Cabell) ( 7:50) 4) Bloodyun (J.Ulmer) ( 8:20) 5) Steno (Patton) ( 9:10) John Patton: org Marvin Cabell: fl, ss, ts James "Blood" Ulmer: g Leroy Williams: dr rec. Oct 2, 1970
4: RASHIED ALI "The Rashied Ali Quintet" Survival Records SR 102 (LP, 1973) Knitting Factory Classics KCR-3021 (CD, 1999) 1) Andrees (R.Ali) (16:55) 2) Theme for Captain Black (J.Ulmer) (18:13) Earl Cross: tp Bob Ralston: ts James "Blood" Ulmer: g John Dana: b Rashied Ali: dr rec. 1973
5: JOE HENDERSON "Multiple" Milestone M-9050 (LP, 1973) Original Jazz Classics ORI 763 (CD) 1) Tress-Cun-Deo-La (J.Henderson) (10:34) Joe Henderson: ts, fl, ss, perc, voice Larry Willis: el-p, ring modulator, echoplex Dave Holland: el-b, b Jack DeJohnette: dr Arthur Jemkins: cnga, perc James Ulmer: g rec. Jan 30 or 31, 1973 Remark: one must listen very closely to hear the guitar + 4 other tracks without Ulmer
6: LARRY YOUNG "Lawrence Of Newark" Perception PCL 1004 (LP, 1973) 1) Sunshine Fly Away 2) Khalid Of Space, Part Two 3) Saudia 4) Alive 5) Hello Your Quietness Larry Young: org, bongos, voc Charles Magee: tp Dennis Mourouse: sax Pharoah Sanders: sax, voc Cedric Lawson: el-p Poppy La Boy, Armen Halburian, Jumma Santos: perc Abdul Shahid, Howard T.King, James Flores: dr Stacey Edwards, Umar Abdul Muizz: congas Don Pate, Juni Booth: b James Ulmer: g Diedre Johnson: c Art Gore: el-p, dr Abdul Hakim: bongos rec. date unknown Remark: Ulmer is recognizable only in short parts at the beginning of side 2
7: ORNETTE COLEMAN "In Concert" Craws, no number (bootleg, 2 LP set) 1) Tutti (Coleman) 2) Love Call (Coleman) 3) What Reason Could I Give (Coleman) 4) The Story Of The King And Queen (Coleman) 5) Harloff (Coleman) 6) Comme il faut (Coleman) 7) Bells And Chimes (Coleman) 8) Something To Listen To (Coleman) Ornette Coleman: as, tp (2), violin (7) James Ulmer: g Sirone (Norris Jones): b Billy Higgins: dr rec. live at the Teatro S. Pio X, Padua, Italy; May 4, 1974 Remark: the sound quality is surprisingly good for a bootleg, except that Ulmer's guitar is balanced to the background very much and is hardly audible.
8: ORNETTE COLEMAN "Lonely Woman" Bat 1-2-3-4 (4 LP Box, Italy) 1) Unknown Title (O.Coleman) (10:10) 2) Tutti (O.Coleman) (14:05) 3) Lonely Woman (O.Coleman) (17:40) 4) Comme Il Faut (O.Coleman) (19:40) 5) Something To Listen To (O.Coleman) ( 8:40) 6) Bells And Chimes (O.Coleman) ( 9:00) 7) What Reason Could I Give (O.Coleman) (15:00) 8) Love Call (O.Coleman) (10:40) Ornette Coleman: as, tp, v James Ulmer: g Sirone: b Billy Higgins: dr recorded live at Valenza, Italy, 1974 Remark: The above recordings comprise three of the four LPs of this collection; the other LP is with the Coleman Trio of 1966, without Ulmer. This box is a very rare item; the sound quality is quite good. Ulmer's guitar, in particular, is prominently audible throughout.
9: JAMES BLOOD ULMER "Revealing" IN+OUT 7007 (LP & CD, 1990) 1) Revealing (Ulmer) ( 8:15) 2) Raw Groove (Ulmer) ( 8:49) 3) Overtime (Ulmer) ( 9:01) 4) Love Nest (Ulmer) (10:05) James "Blood" Ulmer: g George Adams: ts, bcl Cecil McBee: b Doug Hammond: dr rec. 1977
10: ARTHUR BLYTHE "Lenox Avenue Breakdown" CBS 35638 (LP, 1979) 1) Down San Diego Way (Blythe) ( 7:44) 2) Lenox Avenue Breakdown (Blythe) (13:11) 3) Slidin' Through (Blythe) ( 9:33) 4) Odessa (Blythe) ( 9:30) Arthur Blythe: as James Newton: fl James "Blood" Ulmer: g Cecil McBee: b Jack DeJohnette: dr Bob Stewart: tu Guillermo Franco: perc rec. date not specified, most probabbly 1978 remark: Ulmer plays rhythm guitar mostly
11: JAMES BLOOD "Tales Of Captain Black" Artists House AH 9407 (LP, 1979) DIW (CD, 1996) 1) Theme From Captain Black (Ulmer) ( 3:14) 2) Moons Shines (Ulmer) ( 3:51) 3) Morning Bride (Ulmer) ( 4:57) 4) Revelation March (Ulmer) ( 4:33) 5) Woman Coming (Ulmer) ( 3:37) 6) Nothing To Say (Ulmer) ( 4:12) 7) Arena (Ulmer) ( 4:23) 8) Revealing (Ulmer) ( 4:41) James "Blood" Ulmer: g Ornette Coleman: as Jaamaladeen Tacuma: el-b Denardo Coleman: dr rec. Dec 5, 1978
12: JAMES BLOOD ULMER "Are You Glad To Be In America?" Artists House 13 (LP, 1980) Rough Trade 16 (LP, 1980) DIW 400 (CD, 1995) 1) Layout (Ulmer) ( 4:59) 2) Pressure (Ulmer) ( 3:58) 3) Interview (Ulmer) ( 3:34) 4) Jazz Is The Teacher (Funk Is The Preacher) (Ulmer) ( 4:02) 5) See-Through (Ulmer) ( 3:43) 6) Time Out (Ulmer) ( 5:20) 7) T.V. Blues (Ulmer) ( 4:30) 8) Light Eyed (Ulmer) ( 4:18) 9) Revelation March (Ulmer) ( 3:16) 10) Are You Glad To Be In America? (Ulmer) ( 4:33) James "Blood" Ulmer: g Amn Ali: el-b Ronald Shannon Jackson, G. Calvin Weston: dr David Murray: ts Oliver Lake: as Olu Dara: tp William Patterson: rh-g (4) rec. Jan 17, 1980 Remark: The Artists House and Rough Trade releases seem to be different mixes. The Artist House is much clearer and better balanced.
13: ARTHUR BLYTHE "Illusions" CBS PC 36583 (LP, 1980) 1) Bush Baby (Blythe) ( 6:28) 2) Miss Nancy (Blythe) ( 7:24) 3) Illusions (Blythe) ( 4:10) 4) My Son Ra (Blythe) ( 5:59) 5) Carespin' With Mamie (Blythe) ( 7:04) 6) As of Yet (Blythe) ( 5:04) Arthur Blythe: as + on 1,3,5: James "Blood" Ulmer: g Abdul Wadud: c Bob Stewart: tu Bobby Battle: dr on 2,4,6: John Hicks: p Fred Hopkins: b Steve McCall: dr CBS studios, NYC 1980
14: MUSIC REVELATION ENSEMBLE "No Wave" Moers Music 01072 (LP,CD) 1) Time Table (Ulmer) (10:00) 2) Big Tree (Ulmer) ( 8:45) 3) Baby Talk (Ulmer) ( 9:36) 4) Sound Check (Ulmer) ( 8:06) James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc David Murray: ts, bcl Amin Ali: el-b Ronald Shannon Jackson: dr, perc rec. June 1980
15: JAMES BLOOD ULMER "Free Lancing" CBS 85224 (LP, 1981) SONY SRCS 7184 (CD, 1995, Japan) 1) Timeless (Ulmer) ( 4:22) 2) Pleasure Control (Ulmer) ( 5:00) 3) Night Lover (Ulmer) ( 5:22) 4) Where Did All The Girls Come From? (Ulmer) ( 4:38) 5) High Time (Ulmer) ( 4:00) 6) Hijack (Ulmer) ( 4:42) 7) Free Lancing (Ulmer) ( 4:37) 8) Stand Up To Yourself (Ulmer) ( 3:44) 9) Rush Hour (Ulmer) ( 5:32) 10) Happy Time (Ulmer) ( ?:??) James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc Amin Ali: el-b Grant Calvin Weston: dr David Murray: ts (5,6,9) Oliver Lake: as (5,6,9) Olu Dara: tp (5,6,9) Ronnie Drayton: g (2,4,8) Irene Datcher, Diane Wilson, Zenobia Konkerite: voc (2,4,8) rec. date unknown, probably 1981. Probably all compositions by Ulmer.
16: JAMES BLOOD ULMER "Black Rock" CBS 25064 (LP, 1982) SONY SRCS 7185 (CD, 1995, Japan) 1) Open House (Ulmer) ( 5:20) 2) Block Rock (Ulmer) ( 3:23) 3) Moon Beam (Ulmer) ( 5:10) 4) Family Affair (Ulmer) ( 7:25) 5) More Blood (Ulmer) ( 4:44) 6) Love Have Two Faces (Ulmer) ( 5:25) 7) Overnight (Ulmer) ( 3:27) 8) Fun House (Ulmer) ( 4:52) 9) We Bop (Ulmer) ( 2:58) James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc (2,4,6) Amin Ali: el-b, back voc (2), lead voc (8) Ronald Drayton: rh-g (not on 5,8,9) Grant Calvin Weston: dr, back voc (8) Cornell Rochester: dr (1,3,5,6,7) Sam Sanders: ts (3), as (7) Irene Datcher: voc (4,6) rec. date not specified, most probably 1981 or 1982
17: JAMAALADEEN TACUMA "Show Stopper" Gramavision GR 8301 (LP,CD) 9) Sophisticated Us Jamaaladeen Tacuma: el-b James "Blood" Ulmer: g Chuck Hammer: g-synth Daryl Burgee: dr + 8 other tracks without Ulmer rec. 1982/83
18: JAMES BLOOD ULMER "Odyssey" CBS 25602 (LP, 1983) SONY SRCS 7186 (CD, 1995, Japan) 1) Church (Ulmer) ( 4:55) 2) Little Red House (Ulmer) ( 4:51) 3) Love Dance (Ulmer) ( 5:05) 4) Are You Glad To Be In America? (Ulmer) ( 3:39) 5) Election (Ulmer) ( 3:24) 6) Odyssey (Ulmer) ( 5:00) 7) Please Tell Her (Ulmer) ( 4:10) 8) Swings & Things (Ulmer) ( 4:38) James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc Warren Benbow: dr Charles Burnham: violin rec. not specified, most probably 1982 or early 1983
19: JAMES BLOOD ULMER "Part Time" Rough Trade 65 (LP, 1984) 1) Part Time (Ulmer) ( 4:55) 2) Little Red House (Ulmer) ( 5:40) 3) Love Dance (Ulmer) ( 6:39) 4) Encore (Ulmer) ( 2:59) 5) Are You Glad To Be In America? (Ulmer) ( 3:38) 6) Swings & Things (Ulmer) ( 3:27) 7) Mr. Tight Hat (Ulmer) ( 5:03) James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc Charles Burnham: violin Warren Benbow: dr rec. live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, July 1983
20: JAMES BLOOD ULMER "Eyelevel / Blues Don't Fail Me Now" Rough Trade RTT 128 (12" single, 45 rpm, 1984) 1) Eyelevel (Ulmer) ( 5:49) 2) Blues Don't Fail Me Now (Ulmer) ( 4:31) James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc, fl Sean Oliver: b Bruce Smith: dr On-U sound mix by Adrian Sherwood no rec. date given
21: JAMES BLOOD ULMER "Live At The Caravan Of Dreams" Caravan Of Dreams CDP85004 (LP, 1986) 1) Are You Glad To Be In America? (Ulmer) ( 4:28) 2) The Little Red House (Ulmer) ( 4:34) 3) Cheering (Ulmer) ( 4:43) 4) Recess (Ulmer) ( 5:59) 5) Revealing (Ulmer) ( 3:26) 6) Lonely Man (Ulmer) ( 4:32) 7) Church (Ulmer) ( 5:37) 8) I Need Love (Ulmer) ( 4:06) James "Blood" Ulmer: singing the blues, g Amin Ali: b Charles Burnham: violin Warren Benbow: dr rec. Live at the Caravan of Dreams, Fort Worth, Texas rec. date not specified, most probably 1983 or 1984
22: DAVID MURRAY "Children" Black Saint BSR 0089 (LP,CD) 1) David-Mingus (11:43) David Murray: ts James "Blood" Ulmer: g Lonnie Plaxico: b Marvin 'Smitty' Smith: dr rec. Oct 27 or Nov 15, 1984 + 3 other track without Ulmer
23: ROCHESTER / VEASLEY BAND "One Minute Of Love" Gramavision GR 8505 (LP,CD) 9) The Struggle (Free South Africa) (Rochester) ( 6:44) Gerald Veasley: b, voc Cornell Rochester: dr James "Blood" Ulmer: g Willie Williams: ts, ss Uri Caine: keyb Gene Terramani: g + 8 other tracks without Ulmer rec. Feb/March 1985
24: JAMES BLOOD ULMER - GEORGE ADAMS - PHALANX "Got Something Good For You" Moers Music 02046 (LP, 1986; also on CD) 1) Upside Down (Ulmer) ( 3:27) 2) Funky Lover (Ulmer) ( 6:51) 3) Past Time (Ulmer) ( 5:18) 4) A Night Out (Adams) ( 5:29) 5) Rough Traders (Ulmer/Adams) ( 7:00) 6) Love And Two Faces (Ulmer) ( 6:12) 7) House People (Ulmer) ( 4:59) James "Blood" Ulmer: voc, g George Adams: voc, ts Amin Ali: el-b Calvin Weston: dr rec. Sept 1985
25: GEORGE ADAMS / JAMES "BLOOD" ULMER QUARTET "Jazzbühne Berlin '85" Repertoire RR 4912-WZ (CD, 1990) (Vol.12 of a series of live recordings produced by the national broadcasting station of the German Democratic Republic) 1) Timeless (Ulmer) ( 8:24) 2) Black Rock (Ulmer) ( 6:34) 3) House People (Ulmer) ( 6:08) 4) Recess (Ulmer) ( 8:37) 5) Love has Two Faces (Ulmer) ( 9:06) 6) Nature's Children (Adams) (12:03) 7) (Are You Glad To Be In) America (Ulmer) ( 6:56) 8) Where Did All the Girls Come From? (Ulmer) ( 7:19) track (6) is a solo by Adams (sax & poetry) James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc George Adams: ts, voc Amin Ali: b Calvin Weston: d rec. live at the Friedrichstadtpalast East-Berlin for the national broadcasting station of the German Democratic Republic. East Berlin June 23, 1985
26: DAVID MURRAY "Recording NYC. 1986" DIW 8009 (LP), DIW 802 (CD) 1) Red Car (L.Morris) ( 4:00) 2) Long Goodbye (L.Morris) ( 4:35) 3) Kareem (Murray) ( 8:30) 4) According To Webster (???) (11:15) 5) Patricia (Murray) ( 9:35) 6) Light Years (Murray) (14:15) David Murray: ts James "Blood" Ulmer: g Fred Hopkins: b Sunny Murray: dr rec. May 10, 1986 Remark: track (4) is not on the LP
27: JAMES BLOOD ULMER "America - Do You Remember The Love?" Blue Note BT-85136 (LP, 1987; probably also on CD) 1) I Belong In The U.S.A. (Ulmer) ( 6:40) 2) Lady Blue (Ulmer) ( 6:17) 3) After Dark (Ulmer) ( 6:18) 4) Show Me Your Love, America (Ulmer) ( 7:24) 5) Black Sheep (Ulmer) ( 3:44) 6) Wings (Ulmer) ( 5:31) James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc Bill Laswell: 4-, 6- & 8-string-b Ronald Shannon Jackson: dr Nicky Skopelitis: 12-string g, banjo Bernard Fowler, Fred Fowler, Muriel Fowler: back voc (4) rec. date not specified, most probably 1986 or 1987
28: "ORIGINAL PHALANX" DIW 8013 (LP), DIW 801 (CD) 1) Song Number One (Ulmer) ( 7:30) 2) Free Spirits (Sirone) ( 7:10) 3) House On The 13th Street (Adams) ( 6:10) 4) Troublemaker (Ulmer) ( 8:10) 5) Angel Love (Sirone) ( 8:55) 6) A Smile (???) ( ?:??) 7) Playground (Adams) ( 6:30) George Adams: ts, fl James "Blood" Ulmer: g Sirone (Norris Jones): b Rashied Ali: dr rec. Feb 13 & 14, 1987 track (6) is not on the LP
29: GRANT CALVIN WESTON "Dance Romance" IN+OUT 7002 Easy Side: 1) Chocolate Rock (Tacuma/Weston) ( 5:11) 2) I Can Tell (Ulmer) ( 7:17) 3) Planetarian Citizen (Ulmer/Weston) ( 4:48) Serious Side: 4) Preview (Ulmer) (11:25) 5) Dance Romance (Weston) ( 4:24) 6) House Blues (Weston) ( 7:48) Grant Calvin Weston: dr, lead voc (1,2,3,5) James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc Jamaaladeen Tacuma: b, keyb (2), back voc (1,3) Fostina Dixon: sax (1,4), voc (2) remark: (5) is a solo by Weston rec. date not specified, probably 1987 or 1988 produced by Ulmer
30: "MUSIC REVELATION ENSEMBLE" DIW 825 (CD) 1) Body Talk (Ulmer) (12:43) 2) Playtime (Ulmer) (11:33) 3) Nisa (Ulmer) (11:53) 4) Street Bride (Ulmer) ( 8:45) 5) Blues For David (Ulmer) ( 5:01) 6) Burn! (Ulmer/Murray/Tacuma/ ( 8:41) Jackson/K.Sugiyama) David Murray: ts James "Blood" Ulmer: g Jamaaladeen Tacuma: b Ronald Shannon Jackson: dr rec. Feb 3 & 4, 1988 note: track 6 is not on the LP
31: PHALANX "In Touch" DIW 826 (LP, CD, 1988) 1) Keeping Still ( 7:20) 2) Line In Line Out ( 9:00) 3) Illusion Of Reality (11:05) 4) Spanish Endeavors ( 6:55) 5) Look And See ( 7:00) 6) Involution Evolution (11:35) George Adams: ts, ss, fl James "Blood" Ulmer: g, fl Sirone (Norris Jones): b Rashied Ali: dr rec. Feb 27 & 29, 1988
32: JAMES BLOOD ULMER "Wings" JAZZ FILE JF1006 1) Lady Blue (Ulmer) ( 9:17) 2) After Dark (Ulmer) (13:08) 3) Black Sheep (Ulmer) ( 8:59) 4) Wings/Drum Solo (Ulmer) (12:53) 5) Show Me Your Love America (Ulmer) (10:33) 6) I Belong In The USA (Ulmer) (13:07) James Blood Ulmer: g,voc Bill Laswell: b Ronald Shannon Jackson: dr rec. Zurich, 4.11.1988
33: THE JAMES BLOOD ULMER BLUES EXPERIENCE "Blues Allnight" IN+OUT, bellaphon 290.07.151 (CD, 1990, Germany) 1) Blues Allnight (Ulmer) ( 5:06) 2) Calling Mary (Ulmer) ( 5:30) 3) Peace And Happiness (Ulmer) ( 4:05) 4) She Ain't So Cold (Ulmer) ( 4:16) 5) Changing Times (Ulmer) ( 4:05) 6) Baby Snatcher (Ulmer) ( 4:29) 7) Boss Machine (Ulmer) ( 4:06) 8) I Don't Know Why (Ulmer) ( 5:22) James "Blood" Ulmer: lead voc, g Ronnie Drayton: g, back voc Amin Ali: b, back voc Grant Calvin Weston: dr, back voc Winnie Leyh: back voc, keyb rec. May 1989
34: "Knitting Factory Tours" Enemy 121 details unknown
35: MUSIC REVELATION ENSEMBLE "Elec. Jazz" DIW 8041 (LP), DIW 839 (CD) 1) Exit 2) Inner City 3) Big Top 4) No more 5) Big Top (part 2) 6) Taps Dance 7) Exit (part 2) James "Blood" Ulmer: g David Murray: ts Amin Ali: el-b Cornell Rochester: dr rec. March 12 & 13, 1990
36: JAMES BLOOD ULMER "Black & Blues" DIW-845 1) Burning Like Love (Ulmer) ( 5:54) 2) Crying (Ulmer) ( 6:12) 3) Lady of Colours (Ulmer) ( 5:38) 4) Tower of Power (Ulmer) ( 3:54) 5) New York Day (M.Redfield/Ulmer) ( 6:32) 6) Make It Right (Ulmer) ( 5:39) 7) Sign Language (Ulmer) ( 6:30) 8) No Other Love (Ulmer) ( 4:40) 9) Uptown (Ulmer) ( 6:02) James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc Ronald Drayton: g Amin Ali: b Grant Calvin Weston: dr rec. Oct 24 & 25, Nov 6 & 7, 1990
37: MUSIC REVELATION ENSEMBLE "After Dark" DIW-855 (CD, 1992) 1) Interview (Ulmer) ( 7:36) 2) Never Mind (Ulmer) (12:15) 3) Maya (Ulmer) (10:05) 4) After Dark (Ulmer) (12:45) 5) Back Talk (Ulmer) ( 7:15) 6) What's Your Name (Ulmer) (10:27) 7) Iceman (Ulmer) ( 8:31) James "Blood" Ulmer: g David Murray: ts Amin Ali: b Cornell Rochester: dr track (4) arranged by Ulmer and A.E. McClelland, performed by Ulmer with the Intercity String Quartet: Jason K.Hwang, Rudi Berger: violins Ronald Lawrence: viola Michelle Kinney: c recorded Oct 9 & 10, 1991 NYC; (track (4) rec. Oct 7, 1991)
38: JAMES BLOOD ULMER "Blues Preacher" DIW-869 (CD, 1993) 1) Cheering (Ulmer) ( 6:45) 2) Alone To Wonder (Ulmer) ( 6:17) 3) Let Me Take You Home (Ulmer) ( 5:15) 4) Who Let The Cat Out Of The Bag? (Ulmer) ( 4:37) 5) Jazz Is The Teacher (Ulmer) ( 6:45) 6) Justice For Us All (Ulmer) ( 5:05) 7) Nobody But You (Ulmer) ( 5:40) 8) Blues Alnight (Ulmer) ( 6:30) 9) Get Up (Ulmer) ( 7:35) 10) Angel (Ulmer/M.Redfield/ ( 7:05) W.Patterson) on 1-9: James "Blood" Ulmer: g, fl (7), voc Ronald Drayton: g Mark E. Peterson: b Aubrey Dayle: dr on 10: James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc Irene Datcher: voc William "Spaceman" Patterson: synth b, dr, keyb Delmar Brown: keyb Aubrey Dayle: dr rec. Sept-Nov 1992
39: JAMES BLOOD ULMER "Harmolodic Guitar With Strings" DIW 878 (CD, 1993) 1) Opening 2) Arena: Church Seven Gates Arena Lights Out Church II Arena II 3) Page One: In The Name Of ... Page One Blood And John Page One II Grand Finale 4) Maya 5) Black Sheep: Prologue By-pass Caretaker Lost One Black Sheep Epilogue 6) Theme From Captain Black James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc Indigo Quartet: Gayle Dixon, John Blake: violin Ron Lawrence: viola Akua Dixon Turre: c rec. June 29 & July 9-18, 1993
40: MUSIC REVELATION ENSEMBLE "In the Name of ..." DIW-885 (CD, 1994) 1) In Time (Ulmer) ( 8:10) 2) Non-Believer (Ulmer) (10:38) 3) The Dawn (Ulmer) ( 8:09) 4) Mankind (Ulmer) ( 9:28) 5) Help (Ulmer) ( 8:37) 6) Abundance (Ulmer) ( 6:13) 7) Purity (Ulmer) ( 7:49) James "Blood" Ulmer: g Amin Ali: el-b Cornell W. Rochester: dr Arthur Blythe: as (2,6,7) Sam Rivers: ss (1), ts (5), fl (4) Hamiet Bluiett bs (3) recorded Eastside sound, NYC Dec 6&7, 1993
41: KARL BERGER "Conversations" IN+OUT IOR 77027-1 (2LP, 1994) IN+OUT IOR 77027-2 (CD, 1994) A3) North (Berger/Ulmer) ( 9:44) D2) South (Berger/Ulmer) ( 4:17) Karl Berger: p James "Blood" Ulmer: g rec. between March 11 and 14, 1994 plus other duo tracks without Ulmer The LP is limited to 2500 copies.
42: JAMES BLOOD ULMER BLUES EXPERIENCE "Live at Bayerischer Hof" IN+OUT IOR 77018-1 (2LP, 1994) IN+OUT IOR 77018-2 (CD, 1994) 1) Burning Up ( 7:06) 2) Church ( 9:00) 3) Crying ( 7:05) 4) Let Me Take You Home ( 4:52) 5) Boss Lady ( 8:06) 6) Street Bride ( 5:54) 7) Timeless ( 5:41) 8) Make it Right (11:10) James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc Amin Ali: b Aubrey Dayle: dr Produced by Ulmer and Frank Kleinschmidt Recorded live, April 25, 1994 in Munich Remark: the LP release contains the additional track "Blues Allnight", not included on the CD and is limited to 2500 copies.
43: LIU SOLA "Blues in the East" Axiom 314-524 003-2 (1994) 1) Beyond the Great Wall 2) The Goose 3) Looking Back 4) The Nation's Boundaries 5) Oh Mother Liu Sola: lead and background vocals Amina Claudine Myers: Hammond B-3 organ, piano and vocals Wu Man: pipa Umar Bin Hassan: storyteller James "Blood" Ulmer: guitar Jason Hwang: violin Henry Threadgill: saxophone Ralph Samuelson: shakuhachi Ned Rothenberg: shakhachi and woodwinds Fernando Saunders: bass Jerome Brailey: drums Yukio Tsuji: Japanese percussion Aiyb Dieng: African percussion Produced by Bill Laswell. rec.date unknown; probably 1994
44: THIRD RAIL "South Delta Space Age" Polystar PCSW-5338 1) Dusted ( 7:07) 2) Grounded ( 4:29) 3) Funk All Night ( 4:55) 4) In The Name Of ( 5:17) 5) Please Tell Her ( 3:56) 6) Itchin' ( 4:48) 7) Blues March ( 7:45) 8) First Blood ( 5:22) 9) Lord Thank You ( 8:06) James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc Claudine Amina Myers: Hammond-3 org, el-p, voice Bernie Worrell: Hammond-3 org, clavinet Bill Laswell: b Josef "Zigaboo" Modeliste: dr Produced by Bill Laswell and James Blood Ulmer
45: MUSIC REVELATION ENSEMBLE "Knights Of Power" DIW 905 (1996, CD) 1) The Scandal Monger (J B Ulmer) ( 5:34) 2) The Day Of (J B Ulmer) ( 7:55) 3) Convulsion (J B Ulmer) ( 7:48) 4) Noise And Clamer (J B Ulmer) ( 6:45) 5) The Elephant (J B Ulmer) ( 9:47) 6) Father Of Flame (J B Ulmer) ( 4:13) 7) Quarish (J B Ulmer) ( 5:09) 8) Back Biter (J B Ulmer) ( 7:17) James "Blood" Ulmer: g Amin Ali: b Cornell W. Rochester: dr Arthur Blythe: as (1,2,5,7) Hamiet Bluiett: bs (3,4,6,8) Recorded on April 15 & 16, 1995 Produced James Blood Ulmer & Kazunori Sugiyama
46: JAMES "BLOOD" ULMER "Music Speaks Louder Than Words" James Blood Ulmer Plays The Music Of Ornette Coleman DIW-910 (CD, 1996) 1) Lonely Woman (O.Coleman) ( 6:50) 2) Elizabeth (O.Coleman) ( 6:56) 3) Sphinx (O.Coleman) ( 5:39) 4) Dance In The Dark - Music Is My Life (Ulmer) ( 5:33) 5) Cherry Cherry (O.Coleman) ( 7:50) 6) I Can't Take It Anymore (Ulmer) ( 2:58) 7) Street News (O.Coleman) ( 7:12) 8) SKies Of America (O.Coleman) ( 7:10) 9) Rap Man (Ulmer) ( 4:33) James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc (4,6,9) Calvin "Hassén Truth" Jones: ac-b (1,3,5,7,8) Amin Ali: el-b (2,4,5,6) Rashied Ali: dr (1,3,7,8) Aubrey Dale: dr (2,4,5,6,9) Michael Mustafa Ulmer: keyb (4,6,9) rec. Dec 18 & 19, 1995
47: JAMES BLOOD ULMER "Forbidden Blues" DIW-932 (CD, 1998) 1) What Is (Ulmer) ( 4:40) 2) Forbidden Blues (Ulmer) ( 5:57) 3) Eviction (Ulmer) ( 6:36) 4) Do You Wanna (Ulmer) ( 6:47) 5) Forget Not (Ulmer) ( 5:33) 6) High Yellow (Ulmer) ( 5:07) 7) Hymn (Ulmer) ( 5:53) 8) We Got Together (Ulmer) ( 6:12) 9) Inspiration (Ulmer) ( 4:49) James Blood Ulmer: g, fl, voc Charles Burnham: violin Calvin Jones: acoustic b Amin Ali: electric b Calvin Weston: dr Michael Musutafa: key Dana Manno: voc Rec. at Avatar, NYC on July 30, 31 and September 8. 1996.
48: MUSIC REVELATION ENSEMBLE "Cross Fire" DIW-927 (CD, 1997) 1) Law (Ulmer) ( 5:36) 2) Suspect (Ulmer) ( 7:11) 3) Devotion (Ulmer) ( 4:31) 4) Sweet (Ulmer) ( 5:18) 5) Proof (Ulmer) ( 6:37) 6) My Prayer (Ulmer/Aysha Fatima) ( 9:15) 7) Evidence (Ulmer) ( 8:00) 8) Backbeat (Ulmer) ( 6:40) James "Blood" Ulmer: g Calvin "Hassen Truth" Jones: b Cornell W.Rochester: dr Pharoah Sanders: ts (2,4,6,7) John Zorn: as (1,3,5,8) rec. at Avatar, NYC on January 20&21, 1997 produced by James Blood Ulmer & Kazunori Sugiyama
49: ODYSSEY THE BAND "Reunion" Knitting Factory Records KFR-220 (CD, 1998) 1) No Other Option (Ulmer) ( 5:16) 2) Channel 1 (Ulmer) ( 6:09) 3) Running Man (Ulmer) ( 2:58) 4) I Believe In You (Ulmer) ( 6:24) 5) Online Junkie (Ulmer) ( 5:41) 6) I Am (Ulmer) ( 6:21) 7) Love Dance (Ulmer) ( 6:45) 8) Where Did All The Girls Come From (Ulmer) ( 8:00) 9) Alham Du Allah (Ulmer) ( 6:58) Charles Burnham: el violin James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc (4,5,6,8) Warren Benbrow: dr rec. at Knitting Factory Studios, 1997 produced by Ulmer
50: JAMES BLOOD ULMER "Blue Blood" Innerhythmic (CD, 2001) 1) O Gentle One (Ulmer) ( 6:06) 2) As It Is (Trad./Ulmer) ( 4:55) 4) On and On (Cantero/Wright) ( 3:56) 5) Pull on up to Love (Ulmer) ( 4:46) 6) Momentarily (Brailey/LaswellUlmer) ( 5:56) 7) We Got to Get Together (Ulmer) ( 5:28) 8) I Can Tell (Ulmer) ( 4:42) 9) Home Alone (6:59) James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc Bill Laswell: b Bernie Worrell: key Jerome Bigfoot Brailey: dr Amina Claudine Myers: key produced by James Blood Ulmer and Bill Laswell.
51: JAMES BLOOD ULMER "Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions" Label M. 495728 (CD, 2002) 1) Spoonful (Dixon) ( 2:58) 2) I Want to Be Loved (Dixon) ( 3:15) 3) Little Red Rooster (Dixon) ( 4:22) 4) Dimples (Bracken/Hooker) ( 3:31) 5) I Just Want to Make Love to You (Dixon) ( 3:30) 6) Evil (Waters) ( 2:50) 7) Death Letter (House) ( 9:41) 8) Fattening Frogs for Snakes (Williamson) ( 2:51) 9) Money (Hooker) ( 3:34) 10) I Love the Life I Live (Dixon) ( 3:30) 11) Too Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to Steal(Holmes/Young) ( 2:36) 12) Double Trouble (Rush) ( 4:56) 13) I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) (Burnett) ( 8:25) 14) Back Door Man (Dixon) ( 3:18) James "Blood" Ulmer: g, voc Vernon Reid: g Charles Burnham: violin, mandolin Mark Peterson: b Aubrey Dayle: dr Rick Steff: key David Barnes: harmonica. rec. April 2001 produced by Vernon Reid
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