Odyssey stands as Ulmer's signature masterpiece, the purest and most accessible showcase for his bold, genre-clashing guitar vision. With minimal accompaniment - only drummer Warren Benbow and violinist Charles Burnham - Ulmer's guitar is always the meat of the ensemble, covering bass parts as well as guitar leads.
AllMusic's Steve Huey calls it 'not only Ulmer's finest album, but a certified classic of the modern jazz avant-garde.' Now Odyssey finally gets the audiophile treatment it deserves, in the form of a double LP, mastered at 45RPM by Bernie Grundman, pressed on 180gram vinyl, and housed in case-wrapped gatefold jacket.
- 1. Church
- 2. Little Red House
- 3. Love Dance
- 4. Are You Glad To Be In America?
- 5. Election
- 6. Odyssey
- 7. Please Tell Her
- 8. Swing & Things
Dec 08Chicago, IL, US James Blood Ulmer at Promontory
Jan 11Brooklyn, NY, US James Blood Ulmer with Harriet Tubman at Sultan Room, Turk's Inn