James Blood Ulmer – Theme from Captain Black (1979)

An album that desparately deserves to be put back in print, James “Blood” Ulmer’s recording debut, “Tales from Captain Black”, finds the guitarist stepping into his own as a leader. With mentor Ornette Coleman blowing alto and Coleman’s son Denardo serving as drummer, it would be quite possible that this record would simply be a Coleman record under another man’s name, but it’s not. Working with bass wizard Jamaaladeen Tacuma, the string players manage to define the voice of the record.

[Inspired by Mogens Toudahl]

One Reply to “James Blood Ulmer – Theme from Captain Black (1979)”

  1. This is truly a great recording. I was very happy and blessed to have been a part of it in Bloods early recording career. This record sounds so unique and special. The chemistry between Ornette, Denardo , Blood and myself was very seminal in the approach to an advant Garde common party. Listen to this record with you ears and heart open. Peace, Jamaaladeen Tacuma

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