Odyssey, The Band / Back In Time
Album: Back In Time   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Odyssey, The Band   Added:Dec 2005
Label:Pi Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-02-12 Pull Date: 2006-04-16 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Apr 2 Mar 19 Mar 12 Mar 5 Feb 26 Feb 19
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 18, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
Open Doors
4. Mar 10, 2006: Memory Select
Last One
2. Mar 31, 2006: Memory Select
Happy Time
5. Mar 03, 2006: Memory Select
Water Tree
3. Mar 17, 2006: Memory Select
Love Nest
6. Mar 03, 2006: No Cover, No Minimum
Let's Get Married

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-02-10
Bluesy guitarist JAMES "BLOOD" ULMER in a trio with a violin (!) and drums, stretching beyond just blues into jazz, psych rock and surprising country/folk zones. With a great scratchy violin sound that accompanies the guitar just right, and of course lots of guitar licks from Ulmer. Mostly instrumental with lots of one-chord jam feeling which, I'll admit, creates some sameness to the tracks. Vocals on 4,9.

Some tracks have a direct blues feel (1,9) while others show you why Ulmer is often associated with free/experimental jazz types (10). Great stuff either way -- Ulmer's methods are derived from Ornette Coleman's harmelodics, so they say, but the results are quite accessible and come across as straight jazzy blues.

This is a reunion date of sorts -- the band recorded once before, in 1983 for the album "Odyssey" on Columbia.

1- A low evil groove, mid/fast and fun.
2- Psych-rock jam, fairly fast. Starts free/crazy
3- Folky/Celtic! Light, easygoing, nice.
4- Backwoods country w/vocals. Midtempo and catchy.
5- Country funk! With twang and everything. Midtempo.
6- Slow, tense rock/blues. Tasty.
7- Uptempo jam. Some clever turns later on.
8- Midtempo minor key. Slinky, sneaky... like 6 but faster
9- A slow slow blues, about a marriage contract. Kinda funny.
10- Free jam. A slow feel and heavy hand, with psych elements.

Track Listing
1. Last One   6. Love Nest
2. Open Doors   7. Woman Coming
3. Happy Time   8. Channel One
4. Little Red House   9. Let's Get Married
5. Water Tree   10. Free For Three