Tuesday, January 6, 2015

James Blood - Tales Of Captain Black



A pinnacle of Harmolodics, this album is the promised land.

James Blood - Tales Of Captain Black
All compositions by James Blood Ulmer
  1. "Theme from Captain Black" - 3:14
  2. "Moons Shine" - 3:52
  3. "Morning Bride" - 4:57
  4. "Revelation March" - 4:32
  5. "Woman Coming" - 3:38
  6. "Nothing to Say" - 4:13
  7. "Arena" - 4:24
  8. "Revealing" - 4:42
James Blood Ulmer - guitar
Ornette Coleman – alto saxophone
Jamaaladeen Tacuma - electric bass
Denardo Coleman - drums

Recorded at R.P.M. Sound Studios, Inc., New York City, December 5, 1978.

Artists House ‎– AH 7, 1979

24/96 LP transfer, V0 mp3 download
JamesBlood-CaptBlack[RPM2015].zip 66.3 MB

24/96 LP transfer, 24/96 FLAC download
JamesBlood-CaptBlack[RPM2015][FLAC].zip 624.7 MB

10 comments:

  1. The original Artist House LP. Very much appreciated. Thank you, porter_esq!

    And if anyone is interested in decent scans of the LP and the booklet, they are here at discogs:

    http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=1357627

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  2. "A pinnacle of Harmolodics, this album is the promised land."
    Agreed.
    :-)

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  3. The LP is much better mastered than the CD, which was sounded flat and dead

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  4. The original LP was mastered by none other than Rudy Van Gelder.

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    2. should make for a fascinating comparison!

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  6. This album changed my life as a musician....thirty years I've been searching for any shred of this music which blew my mind wide open. This showed me what you could *truly* do with music when you wrenched at the very harmonic foundations. I was honored to have met "Blood" on line at the post office - recognizing him from his profile. You could've knocked me over with a feather! He was as self-effacing as his talent was deep and he made me feel like I was his younger brother. The people on line asked me after he left, "Is he a Rock Star?" To which I replied, "...in my world". I went back home and slapped on my copy of "Freelancing" and just went for it.

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