Back in Time (2005) Electric guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer, a veteran of Ornette Coleman's landmark fusion outfit Prime Time, is one of jazz's great progressives. Recent releases have foregrounded… 2005-11-29 Odyssey Band Jazz
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Back in Time (2005)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 29, 2005; Lead Performance: Odyssey Band; Genre: Jazz

Electric guitarist James ''Blood'' Ulmer, a veteran of Ornette Coleman's landmark fusion outfit Prime Time, is one of jazz's great progressives. Recent releases have foregrounded his gruff singing rather than his guitar journeys. Back in Time revives his powerhouse guitar/violin/drums trio from 1983's Odyssey for some barbed, lyrical, mostly instrumental blues-funk jams that get far-out, but never lose the groove.

Originally posted Nov 25, 2005 Published in issue #852 Dec 02, 2005 Order article reprints