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Arthur Blythe

Arthur Blythe

Arthur Blythe

NTS aired an episode dedicated to the music of Arthur Blythe on 9 April 2017. Arthur Blythe has been played on NTS in shows including Jazzman, featured first on 21 November 2014. Songs played include Contemplation, My Son Ra and Bush Baby.

Arthur Blythe (July 5, 1940 – March 27, 2017) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and composer. His instrumental voice had a vibrato and was within the post-bop subgenre of jazz.

Born in Los Angeles, Blythe lived in San Diego, returning to Los Angeles when he was 19 years old. He took up the alto saxophone at the age of nine, playing R&B until...

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Contemplation
Arthur Blythe
Columbia1981
Contemplation
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My Son Ra
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CBS1980
My Son Ra
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Bush Baby
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Adelphi Records Inc.1978
Bush Baby
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Faceless Woman
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Enja Records1994
Faceless Woman
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As Of Yet
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CBS1980
As Of Yet
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Naima
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Columbia1979
Naima
Arthur BlytheColumbia1979
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Slidin' Through
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Columbia1979
Slidin' Through
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Lower Nile
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India Navigation1977
Lower Nile
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The Grip
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India Navigation1977
The Grip
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Down Santiago Way
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Affinity1987
Down Santiago Way
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