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Harmolodic Guitar With Strings
James Blood Ulmer
Harmolodic Guitar With Strings
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #1


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CD Details

All Artists: James Blood Ulmer
Title: Harmolodic Guitar With Strings
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Diw Records
Original Release Date: 8/18/1998
Release Date: 8/18/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Funk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 634164087821, 4988044008786

CD Reviews

It's a concept album, but it works
Nobody important | 02/18/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Be warned-- this is a weird album that can only come from the disturbed mind of someone like James Blood Ulmer. It is, as the title suggests, just Blood's guitar with a string quartet to back him, although the quartet plays more than just a rhythm section role in the music. On Odyssey (possibly Blood's best-- I actually prefer it to Tales of Captain Black, so pick it up if you can find it), Ulmer proved that a guitar and a violin can not only peacefully coexist, but work oddly well together. This album is far different from Odyssey, though, in that there is no distortion of the sound of the string quartet. It actually sounds in several places like a classical album, but every time it begins to do so, Blood's guitar comes in like in an old call-and-response blues piece, echoing what the quartet has played, but in harmolodics. It is weird, but strangely, it works."
Levan Tsulukidze | Georgia, Batumi | 02/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's not a typical classical album, nor just a jazz or blues album.It's a strange fusion, between avant-garde and mad mad mad conceptual thinking. To me Ulmer very interesting guitar player,his style and playing is so original.I can't express this noordinary feelings which comes from the listenings of this unusual album. Chotic, clean,sometimes dark and bluesy guitar with strings, loads your head and body into other sonics. I like it so much,recommended for all serious music lovers."