ARTHUR BLYTHE

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

Catalogue no: BGOCD1242 | Double CD

£9.99

NOTES:

  • 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
  • Read Basic Beauty: Arthur Blythe on Columbia by Jakob Baekgaard on All About Jazz website

TRACKLIST

In The Tradition:

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

Lenox Avenue Breakdown:

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

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

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