(2017) Basic Blythe

Arthur Blythe

... read moreAltoist Arthur Blythe's final Columbia album is a varied set that includes the two-part "Autumn In New York," Thelonious Monk's "Ruby My Dear," John Hicks' "Heart To Heart" and three Blythe originals including a remake of "Lennox Avenue Breakdown." Blythe's quartet (with pianist John Hicks, bassist...

45′:10″ 7 Songs

1
Arthur Blythe
Autumn In New York Pt. 1
3:00
2
Arthur Blythe
Lenox Avenue Breakdown
7:08
3
Arthur Blythe
Heart To Heart
5:48
4
Arthur Blythe
As Of Yet
4:59
5
Arthur Blythe
Ruby My Dear
6:51
6
Arthur Blythe
Faceless Woman
9:15
7
Arthur Blythe
Autumn In New York Pt. 2
8:09
Released 29 March 2017, ℗ 1988 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Review

Altoist Arthur Blythe's final Columbia album is a varied set that includes the two-part "Autumn In New York," Thelonious Monk's "Ruby My Dear," John Hicks' "Heart To Heart" and three Blythe originals including a remake of "Lennox Avenue Breakdown." Blythe's quartet (with pianist John Hicks, bassist Anthony Cox and drummer Bobby Battle) is excellent although the use of eight strings does not add much to the music and is sometimes a bit distracting. However the altoist's playing makes the project (not yet reissued on CD) quite worthwhile. ~ Scott Yanow