Guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer is a strange duck. Though he started out in jazz organ combos, Ulmer made his rep with avant-jazz icon Ornette Coleman in the latter's ebullient "harmolodic" period. But in the mid-Eighties, Ulmer began upping the ubiquitous blues elements of his playing — and singing — until he mastered the techniques of scorching electric blues. His last three albums spotlighted the various playing styles of specific regions (Memphis, Chicago, and... More >>>