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David Ullmann


David Ullmann is a guitarist, composer, teacher, and lifelong New Yorker. A graduate of the New School Jazz program, he has performed extensively in and around New York City, including at CBGB’s, The Blue Note, Wetlands, The Knitting Factory, and 55 Bar. He has also performed at numerous festivals, including the JVC Jazz Festival, Artwallah, Sono Arts, and The Fringe Festival. His debut album, Hidden, was released in 2005: “Hidden is an exciting record that reflects restless creativity. Each track builds on the next and works to keep the listener on guard and engaged. This dynamism leads to a satisfying sense of taking a journey as the record plays.” (All About Jazz) David also composes music for film, most recently completing the score for “The Happy House,” a feature filn by D.W


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World Jazz Quintet: Live At QPAC Theatre

Read "Live At QPAC Theatre" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Although all the members of the World Jazz Quintet are New York-based, the group's name does evoke the global palette of its music. Led by pianist Francis Hon—who, on his trio outing Before Dawn (2018), worked within pop and classical idioms in addition to conventional jazz—the World Jazz Quintet incorporates traditional Asian folk musics and a ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

David Ullmann talks Jazz Guitar

Read "David Ullmann talks Jazz Guitar" reviewed by Nick Davies

This week we talk to David Ullmann about his new album Sometime. We then mix up new releases and tracks from the archives with a special focus on the album of the week, Cycle by Rain Sultanov & Isfar Sarabski Playlist Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez “El Punta Cubano" from Duologue (Mack Avenue ...


From QPAC Theatre

Label: Francis Hon Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Astor Place; Spring Breeze 望春風; Soul Shadows; Ultimo fin de Samana; One's Way Back 귀로; Memory Games; Little Niles


Article: Album Review

Kirk Knuffke: Arms & Hands

Read "Arms & Hands" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Sometime, watch children as they eat the M&Ms. They will separate the colors into several piles--green, red, brown, yellow, orange, and blue. It's not that each color tastes different, except for maybe blue--I don't remember ever seeing that color before. Nonetheless, they go about savoring each color batch as an independent experience. Those little candies come ...



Label: Little Sky Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: The Chase; Corduroy; Ocelot; Champ; Something You Said; You Can't Go Back; Papaya; Moving On.


Article: Album Review

The David Ullmann 8: Corduroy

Read "Corduroy" reviewed by Dave Wayne

I have to admit to suffering a bit of cognitive dissonance upon listening to David Ullmann's Corduroy. Ullmann's original compositions, expertly played by an ensemble comprised of Brooklyn's top-drawer modern jazz talent, are ostensibly inspired by television themes from the 70s. For me, 70s television themes evoke gritty, urban sounds full of clavinet, fuzz-wah Rhodes, funky ...



Label: Wet Cash Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: 1. When; 2. March; 3. Gesture; 4. Second Chance; 5. Falling; 6. Cycles; 7. Reckon.

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David Ullmann Quintet: Falling

Read "Falling" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Sette brani scritti da David Ullmann compongono la scaletta del suo Falling, album con il quale il chitarrista di base a New York riprende e dà seguito al suo percorso da leader iniziato con il precedente Hidden del 2005. In questa nuova occasione si avvale del fondamentale supporto - per quel che riguarda il sentiero melodico ...



Label: Wet Cash Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Hidden; Astor Place; Memory Games; Make Believe; Waterfall; Lorca; Where Do We Go; You Don't Know What Love Is; Hightime.


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