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James Blood Ulmer

James Blood Ulmer
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James "Blood" Ulmer (born February 2 or 8, 1940) is an American jazz, free funk, and blues guitarist and singer. In the early 70s, Ulmer joined Ornette Coleman; he was the first electric guitarist to record and tour extensively with Coleman. His style is noted for containing elements of both blues and avant-garde.
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James Blood Ulmer — Blue Blood James Blood Ulmer — Blue Blood
(Innerhythmic INR005, 2001, CD)
James Blood Ulmer — Odyssey James Blood Ulmer — Odyssey
(Columbia BFC 38900, 1983, LP)
James Blood Ulmer — Black Rock James Blood Ulmer — Black Rock
(Columbia ARC 38285, 1982, LP)
James Blood Ulmer — Free Lancing James Blood Ulmer — Free Lancing
(Columbia ARC 37493, 1981, LP)
James Blood Ulmer — Are You Glad to Be in America? James Blood Ulmer — Are You Glad to Be in America?
(Rough Trade ROUGH 16, 1980, LP)
James Blood — Tales of Captain Black James Blood — Tales of Captain Black
(Artists House AH 7, 1979, LP)
Larry Young — Lawrence of Newark Larry Young — Lawrence of Newark
(Castle 06076 81221-2, 1969/2002, CD)

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