Knights of Power

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Knights of Power
Knights of Power.jpg
Studio album by Music Revelation Ensemble
Released 1996
Recorded April 15 & 16, 1995
East Side Sound, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 54:24
Label DIW
DIW 905
Producer James Blood Ulmer & Kazunori Sugiyama
Music Revelation Ensemble chronology
In the Name of...
(1994)In the Name of...1994
Knights of Power
(1996)
Cross Fire
(1997)Cross Fire1997

Knights of Power is an album by James Blood Ulmer's Music Revelation Ensemble, with guest saxophonists Arthur Blythe and Hamiet Bluiett, recorded in 1995 and released on the Japanese DIW label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating "Along with No Wave, this is the best of the Music Revelation Ensemble's recordings; it kicks ass".[2] Jazz Review's Lee Prosser awarded the album 4 stars enthusing "This CD mixes funk, fusion and straight jazz idioms into a blend that is fresh and high energy. Question! Is some new jazz starting to meld together? THIS WILL WAKE YOU UP . Find this gem ....... and you will understand why it is called KNIGHTS OF POWER .[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Jazz Review 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by James Blood Ulmer

  1. "The Scandal Monger" – 5:33
  2. "The Day Of" – 7:55
  3. "Convulsion" – 7:48
  4. "Noise and Clamor" – 6:44
  5. "The Elephant" – 9:46
  6. "Father of Flame" – 4:12
  7. "Quarish" – 5:09
  8. "Back Biter" – 7:17

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Blood Ulmer discography, accessed July 11, 2014
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T., Allmusic Review accessed July 11, 2014
  3. ^ a b Prosser, L. Jazz Review review, November 29, 2011