James Blood Ulmer – guitar, vocals
Vernon Reid – guitar
David Barnes – harmonica
Leon Gruenbaum – piano, Hammond B-3, melodica
Mark Peterson – bass
Aubrey Dale – drums
One of the most inventive guitarists of his generation, James Blood Ulmer’s reputation has slowly morphed from avant-garde jazz visionary to elder statesman of the African-American musical vernacular – jazz, blues, funk, and beyond. Recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis, the 2001 album Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions (Hyena) featured Ulmer’s deeply personal renditions of timeless blues classics by Son House, Howlin’ Wolf, and Muddy Waters—and earned the artist his first Grammy Award nomination. Jazz Standard welcomes Blood back to our stage at the helm of his killer Memphis Blood Blues Band, featuring Memphis Blood album producer and Living Colour guitar hero Vernon Reid.
Added by Fumio on August 25, 2008