Blythe Spirit

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For the Noël Coward play, see Blithe Spirit.
Blythe Spirit
Studio album by Arthur Blythe
Released 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Jazz
Label Columbia
Producer Jim Fishel & Arthur Blythe
Arthur Blythe chronology
Illiusions
(1980)
Blythe Spirit
(1981)
Elaborations
(1982)

Blythe Spirit is jazz saxophonist Arthur Blythe's fourth album for the Columbia label recorded in New York City in 1981.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars and states "This is one of the most well-rounded Arthur Blythe records from his Columbia period... a fairly definitive Arthur Blythe recording, showing off his links to hard bop, r&b and the avant-garde".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Arthur Blythe except as indicated
  1. "Contemplation" - 6:54
  2. "Faceless Woman" - 6:41
  3. "Reverence" - 6:25
  4. "Strike up the Band" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 2:44
  5. "Misty" (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) - 7:24
  6. "Spirits in the Field" - 3:29
  7. "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" (Traditional) - 5:25
    • Recorded at CBS Recording Studios, New York

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs Album Entry accessed July 19, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 19, 2010