James Blood Ulmer / James Blood Ulmer's Blues Experience

Live at the Bayerischer Hof

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The 21st album from Ulmer, who was working here with new arrangements of material, a new lineup for the Blues Experience (with bassist Amin Ali returning and drummer Aubrey Dayle replacing Grant Calvin Weston) and a brand-new 24-bit digital recording system based around a Mac Quadra hard disc recording system. Engineer Winnie Leyh's live mix to two-track is outstanding, and the performances are very fine indeed. Ulmer's vocal style is engagingly rough and heartfelt, pure blues all the way; this provides an effective contrast to his convoluted guitar work (and the band's support). Ulmer's guitar work is outstanding, transcending the blues label and heading for the outer territories of jazz at quite a rate of knots.

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