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Music Speaks Louder Than Words : James 'Blood' Ulmer Plays The Music Of Ornette Coleman
James Blood Ulmer
Music Speaks Louder Than Words : James 'Blood' Ulmer Plays The Music Of Ornette Coleman
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
 
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All Artists: James Blood Ulmer
Title: Music Speaks Louder Than Words : James 'Blood' Ulmer Plays The Music Of Ornette Coleman
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Original Release Date: 4/22/1997
Release Date: 4/22/1997
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Funk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 099923783329, 4988044009103
 

CD Reviews

The music DOES speak louder than the words
Jeff Delfield | 06/11/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The good news is that when this record is good, it's GREAT. The bad news is that when it's not good, it's really, really not good. With six cuts of Ornette Coleman covers and a truly great set of side musicians, this could have been a near-perfect recording (definitely 5 stars). Unfortunately, Ulmer includes three originals of sung r&b songs (these aren't terrible songs, it's just that Ulmer's lyrics and singing can't begin to compete with his own incredible guitar playing). On the instrumentals, Ulmer's harmolodic playing has never been better, especially on the opening cut "Lonely Woman." Ironically, the title of the recording might have informed Ulmer (let the music speak for you man, it says so much more than your words). The definitive Ulmer record is still "Tales of Captain Black," and if you can afford the import $, it comes more highly recommended."