Review Hipmotism

Arthur Blythe

... read moreAltoist Arthur Blythe is heard in various settings on this CD, ranging from a full septet with baritonist Hamiet Bluiett, guitarist Kelvin Bell, vibraphonist Gust William Tsilis, Bob Stewart on tuba, drummer Don Moye and percussionist Arto Tuncboyaci to different trios and quartets with the same...

Altoist Arthur Blythe is heard in various settings on this CD, ranging from a full septet with baritonist Hamiet Bluiett, guitarist Kelvin Bell, vibraphonist Gust William Tsilis, Bob Stewart on tuba, drummer Don Moye and percussionist Arto Tuncboyaci to different trios and quartets with the same musicians and an unacompanied display on "My Son Ra." All nine compositions are Blythe's and he shows that, not only did he survive his unexpectedly long stay on the roster of Columbia Records, but he had continued to grow in power and creativity. This set gives a strong example of his talents. ~ Scott Yanow