Arthur Blythe Profile: Part 2

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Beginning in the late 1970s, alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe recorded a string of highly creative, pathbreaking albums, the majority of which have been reissued in recent years. We’re digging into them this week. Part 1 of this series discussed his live albums The Grip and Metamorphosis, his first studio album Bush Baby, and his Columbia Records debut, Lenox Avenue Breakdown. In this installment, we’ll look at his next four Columbia albums: In the Tradition, Illusions, Blythe Spirit, and Elaborations.