James Blood Ulmer Solo Performance at Blue LLama Jazz Club

Maggie Chesbrough uploaded this event on September 25, 2019


Blue LLama Jazz Club
314 S. Main St
Ann Arbor, MI


Fri, November 22, 2019
7:00 pm



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James "Blood" Ulmer is a truly original artist. Cited by many as an avant-garde guitarist, he is actually an authentic blues guitarist, drawing upon the full spectrum of African American music, from free jazz, soul, be-bob, avant-garde, and rock. In addition to being a great guitarist, he is a stunning baritone vocal stylist whose lyrics cut into and across his music.
He began his career by playing in funk bands in Pittsburgh with stops in Ohio and Detroit before finally arriving in New York City in 1971. In 1973, James recorded with Rashied Ali, and in that same year began working with Ornette Coleman, whose concept affected Ulmer's music thereafter. His blues and rock-tinged art was raw, aggressive, as well as intellectually compelling. In the 1980s, he made three records for Columbia featuring artists like David Murray, Amin Ali, and Ronald Shannon Jackson....

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