Music Revelation Ensemble

Music Revelation Ensemble

One of the first and best free jazz/funk bands. On No Wave, its 1980 Moers Music debut, the band was comprised of James "Blood" Ulmer (guitar), David Murray (tenor saxophone), Amin Ali (electric bass), and Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums). The MRE became Ulmer's baby since he has been the only constant throughout the group's two decades of existence; Murray has made a couple of returns, and Jackson has been in and out. The lineup of the group changed from album to album, especially in the late '90s. Pharoah Sanders and John Zorn recorded with the band (Crossfire), as did Hamiet Bluiett and Arthur Blythe (Knights of Power). Drummer Cornell Rochester succeeded Jackson early on, and Jamaaladeen Tacuma replaced Ali for a time. The band has remained reasonably vital thanks to Ulmer, but one can be excused for preferring their early records, made when Ornette Coleman's Dancing in Your Head was still fresh in listeners' ears.

Title Album Genre Tools
Father Of Flame Knights Of Power Blues, Jazz
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Blues and Jazz
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, and Saxophone
Keywords:
Aggressive, Driving, Epic, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase
Subgenres:
Electric Blues, Free Jazz, and Soul Jazz/Groove
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Knights Of Power, #6
Release Year:
1996
Track ID:
52391
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Noise And Clamor Knights Of Power Blues, Jazz
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Blues and Jazz
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, and Saxophone
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dramatic, Funky/Groove, Ominous, Quirky, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Morning After, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Electric Blues, Free Jazz, and Soul Jazz/Groove
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Knights Of Power, #4
Release Year:
1996
Track ID:
52392
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Backbeat Cross Fire Blues, Jazz
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Blues and Jazz
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Saxophone
Keywords:
Dramatic, Moody, Ominous, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Morning After, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Electric Blues, Free Jazz, and Fusion
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Cross Fire, #8
Release Year:
1998
Track ID:
52393
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Proof Cross Fire Blues, Jazz
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Blues and Jazz
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Saxophone
Keywords:
Climactic, Moody, Ominous, Quirky, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Heartbreak, Morning After, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Electric Blues, Free Jazz, and Fusion
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Cross Fire, #9
Release Year:
1998
Track ID:
52394
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Sweet Cross Fire Blues, Jazz
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Blues and Jazz
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Saxophone
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dramatic, Ominous, Quirky, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Electric Blues, Free Jazz, and Fusion
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Cross Fire, #4
Release Year:
1998
Track ID:
52396
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Devotion Cross Fire Blues, Jazz
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Blues and Jazz
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Saxophone
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Dramatic, Ominous, Quirky, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, and Morning After
Subgenres:
Electric Blues, Free Jazz, and Fusion
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Cross Fire, #3
Release Year:
1998
Track ID:
52397
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Law Cross Fire Blues, Jazz
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Blues and Jazz
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Saxophone
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dramatic, Moody, Ominous, Quirky, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, Morning After, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Electric Blues, Free Jazz, and Fusion
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Cross Fire, #1
Release Year:
1998
Track ID:
52398
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Take Me Back