Arthur Blythe – Arthur Blythe - In The Tradition / Lenox Avenue Breakdown / Illusions / Blythe Spirit

Double CD – £9.99
Catalog No. BGOCD1242
Arthur Blythe  - In The Tradition / Lenox Avenue Breakdown / Illusions / Blythe Spirit by Arthur Blythe
  • Jazz alto saxophonist Blythe’s first four albums for Columbia, dating from 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1981
  • Blythe had previously been a sidesman for Gil Evans, McCoy Tyner and Lester Bowie amongst others
  • Blythe has had a long and successful recording career, though in recent years he has been plagued by ill-health and now suffers from Parkinson’s Disease
  • Digitally remastered and slipcased
  • Extensive new notes

Tracklist

Disc One

  1. In The Tradition:
  2. Jitterbug Waltz
  3. In A Sentimental Mood
  4. Break Tune
  5. Caravan
  6. Hip Dripper
  7. Naima

Lenox Avenue Breakdown:

  1. Down San Diego Way
  2. Lenox Avenue Breakdown
  3. Slidin’ Through
  4. Odessa

Disc Two

Illusions:

  1. Bush Baby
  2. Miss Nancy
  3. Illusions
  4. My Son Ra
  5. Carespin’ With Mamie
  6. As Of Yet

Blythe Spirit:

  1. Contemplation
  2. Faceless Woman
  3. Reverence
  4. Strike Up The Band
  5. Misty
  6. Spirits In The Field 
  7. Just A Closer Walk With Thee