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Odyssey Band: Back in Time

Track List

>Last One
>Open Doors
>Happy Time
>Little Red House
>Water Tree
>Love Nest
>Woman Coming
>Channel One
>Let's Get Married
>Free for Three

Album Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly (No. 852, p.83) - "...[B]arbed, lyrical, mostly instrumental blues-funk jams..." - Grade: B

The Wire (p.49) - "Using only three instruments, Odyssey encompasses a significant swathe of American music. This is a masterpiece."

Down Beat (p.60) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This music is filled with such vibrant forward-thinking ways that you won't soon forget it."

Album Notes

Personnel: James Blood Ulmer (vocals, electric guitar); Charlie Burnham (violin); Warren Benbow (drums).

Audio Mixer: Bob Musso.

Recording information: Orange Bear Studios, West Orange, NJ (05/12/2005-05/18/2005).

Photographer: Alan Nahigian.

Originally released in 2005, BACK IN TIME marks the reunion of revered downtown avant-garde guitarist James Blood Ulmer with his Odyssey band, Charles Burnham on violin and Warren Benbow on drums. Blending funk, free jazz harmolodics, blues, and world accents, with an off-kilter spiritualism, BACK IN TIME is one of the finest examples of Ulmer's eclectic, visionary, and deeply personal approach to music making. The album was reissued on Pi in 2007.


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