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In A Mellow Tone

In A Mellow Tone
Wednesday February 27th, 2019 with Jim Reil
An almost-star: alto sax player Arthur Blythe

Tonight we sample from four classic albums by the outstanding alto sax player Arthur Blythe. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Blythe seemed likely to be the first free-leaning jazz player to find a mass audience. He didn't, in part because Wynton Marsalis claimed the limelight. But Blythe's music stands the test of time.
Down San Diego Way
Arthur Blythe - Lennox Avenue Breakdown
Lennox Avenue Breakdown
Arthur Blythe - Lennox Avenue Breakdown
Slidin' Through
Arthur Blythe - Lennox Avenue Breakdown
Odessa
Arthur Blythe - Lennox Avenue Breakdown
Jitterbug Waltz
Arthur Blythe - In the Tradition
In a Sentimental Mood
Arthur Blythe - In the Tradition
Caravan
Arthur Blythe - In the Tradition
Bush Baby
Arthur Blythe - Illusions
Miss Nancy
Arthur Blythe - Illusions
Illusions
Arthur Blythe - Illusions
My Son Ra
Arthur Blythe - Illusions
Contemplation
Arthur Blythe - Blythe Spirit
Faceless Woman
Arthur Blythe - Blythe Spirit
Reverence
Arthur Blythe - Blythe Spirit
Strike Up the Band
Arthur Blythe - Blythe Spirit
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Manmohan
Jim, I'm really enjoying this program. Although I've heard some Blythe before I had never really paid much attention to his music. This is good stuff! I am loving the tuba! Thanks so much.

9:51 PM, February 27th, 2019