James Blood Ulmer
James Blood Ulmer

About The Artist

Free jazz has not produced many notable guitarists. Experimental musicians drawn to the guitar have had few jazz role models; consequently, they've typically looked to rock-based players for inspiration. James "Blood" Ulmer is one of the few exceptions -- an outside guitarist who has forged a style based largely on the traditions of African-American vernacular music. Ulmer is an adherent of saxophonist/composer Ornette Coleman's vaguely defined Harmolodic theory, which essentially subverts jazz'... Read More

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"James 'Blood' Ulmer captivates audiences wherever he can find them with his personal take on blues and jazz. If you can't catch him live, check out his latest album..." - about.com


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