In Touch is an album by James Blood Ulmer and George Adams' band Phalanx which was recorded in 1988 and released on the Japanese DIW label.[1][2][3]

In Touch
In Touch (album).jpg
Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 27 and 29, 1988
StudioA & R Recording, New York City
ProducerKazunori Sugiyama
Phalanx chronology
Original Phalanx
In Touch
Phalanx Live
James Blood Ulmer chronology
Music Revelation Ensemble
In Touch
Blues Allnight
George Adams chronology
Song Everlasting
In Touch


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [4]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow stated, "The performances dispense quickly with the opening themes except as abstract reminders of the original moods and emphasize both solo and group improvisations. Adams has his ferocious moments and Ulmer makes the ensembles quite crowded and intense (he also plays some flute during a couple of the melody statements) while bassist Sirone and drummer Ali keep the group interactions quite stimulating. After a slow start, the fiery sounds result in some memorable music".[4]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by James Blood Ulmer except where noted

  1. "Keeping Still" (George Adams) – 7:20
  2. "Line In Line Out" – 9:00
  3. "Illusion of Reality" (Sirone) – 11:05
  4. "Spanish Endeavors" (Adams) – 6:55
  5. "Look and See" – 7:00
  6. "Involution Evolution" (Sirone) – 11:35



  1. ^ James Blood Ulmer discography accessed January 12, 2018
  2. ^ Jazzlists: DIW Records LPs 8001-8043 accessed January 12, 2018
  3. ^ Jazzlists: George Adams discography, accessed January 12, 2018
  4. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Phalanx – In Touch > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 12, 2018.