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James Blood Ulmer: No Escape From the Blues

John Swenson, Offbeat, 1 November 2003

THE SEPTEMBER release of James Blood Ulmer’s No Escape From the Blues: The Electric Lady Sessions is a milestone event in this centennial Year of the Blues. Though Ulmer is best known for his guitar work with Ornette Coleman’s revolutionary Prime Time band a generation ago, the innovative guitarist is one of the most accomplished blues players in history and is one of the few musicians to successfully apply Coleman’s harmolodic approach to playing blues.

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