James Blood Ulmer and David Murray Blues Big Band
The genesis of the David Murray Blues Big Band recorded in NYC in july 2011 and Teatro Manzoni Milano January 2012.
March 7th - 8th 2012 at Iridium, New York
2 lives per night: 8.00pm and 10.00pm / 30$
March 7th / 8.00pm: http://tktwb.tw/AAvNit
March 7th / 10.00pm: http://tktwb.tw/AqTdoc
March 8th / 8.00pm: http://tktwb.tw/wYiKzU
March 8th / 10.00pm: http://tktwb.tw/wKECZU
James Blood Ulmer and David Murray -- two icons of free organized music -- started their collaboration in music more than thirty years ago. James Blood Ulmer turned to Blues in the year 2000 and interprets since that time his individual, very specific 'Harmolodic Blues' as a singer, accompanying himself on his guitar. Several CDs with his blues project 'Memphis Blood' were released over the years and led to a Grammy nomination in 2001.
This new project combines some of James Blood Ulmer most insightful and beautiful blues songs, rearranged by the compositor and saxophonist David Murray for an 18 musicians Big Band ("an orchestra of Harmolodic soldiers" says James Blood Ulmer), which complete a unique line-up.
Most of the songs come from the James Blood Ulmer's Bad Blood In The City: The Pietry Street Sessions (2007), a blues repertoire formed 2 two years after the Katrina disaster in New Orleans; the tracklist also sees a cover from David Murray (Stressology), from Eddie J. House Jr. (Grinnin' In Your Face), from Willie Dixon and William Emerson (Dead President), and a last one from Kanye West (Love Lockdown) giving an echo to the work of David Murray on the arrangements for 'Macy Gray & David Murray Big Band'.