Wednesday, February 4, 2015

James Blood Ulmer ‎– Free Lancing

The highest of Harmolodic High Priests, Blood Ulmer mines the frantic funk of 70’s Ornette Coleman—a tune like Night Lover could have fallen out of Ornette’s gig bag at the session for Captain Black—but works his own soul/blues vein good and hard until all that sifts through is pure Blood.
James Blood Ulmer ‎– Free Lancing
All compositions by James Blood Ulmer
  1. "Timeless" - 4:22
  2. "Pleasure Control" - 5:00
  3. "Night Lover" - 5:22
  4. "Where Did All the Girls Come From?" - 4:38
  5. "High Time" - 4:00
  6. "Hijack" -
  7. "Free Lancing" - 4:42
  8. "Stand Up to Yourself" - 4:37
  9. "Rush Hour" - 5:32
  10. "Happy Time" - 5:11
James Blood Ulmer - electric guitar; vocals (#2, 4 & 8)
Amin Ali - electric bass
G. Calvin Weston - drums
Ronnie Drayton - second guitar (#2, 4 & 8)
Diane Wilson, Irene Datcher, Zenobia Konkerite - background vocals (#2, 4 & 8)
David Murray - tenor saxophone (#5, 6 & 9)
Oliver Lake – alto saxophone (#5, 6 & 9)
Olu Dara - trumpet (#5, 6 & 9)

Columbia ‎– ARC 37493, 1981

24/96 LP transfer, V0 mp3 download
Ulmer-FreeLancing[RPM2015].zip 90.4 MB

24/96 LP transfer, 24/96 FLAC download
Ulmer-FreeLancing[RPM2015][FLAC].zip 881.4 MB

5 comments:

  1. Along with Arthur Blythe one of the musicians that Columbia/CBS seems to refuse to reissue. Thank you for your hi-rez vinyl rip, porter_esq!

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  2. I've been wanting to hear this one. Many thanks, sir, for this and the other Ulmer rips.

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  3. you give the blogosphere a long-overdue blood transfusion - thx porter_esq! (the pun is for you, -O-) :)

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  4. bobby hutcherson was another i remember columbia has buried a few albums...

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