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Studio album by Arthur Blythe
Released 1982
Recorded 1982
Genre Jazz
Label Columbia
Producer Jim Fishel & Arthur Blythe
Arthur Blythe chronology
Blythe Spirit
(1981)Blythe Spirit1981
Light Blue: Arthur Blythe Plays Thelonious Monk
(1983)Light Blue: Arthur Blythe Plays Thelonious Monk1983

Elaborations is jazz saxophonist Arthur Blythe's fifth album for the Columbia label recorded in New York City in 1982.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2½ stars and states "This post bop music (which falls between advanced hard bop and the avant-garde) is well worth several listens".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Arthur Blythe except as indicated
  1. "Elaborations" - 7:23
  2. "Metamorphosis" - 6:18
  3. "Sister Daisy" - 7:17
  4. "One Mint Julep" (Rudolph Toombs) - 4:54
  5. "Shadows" - 4:25
  6. "Lower Nile" - 10:37
Recorded at CBS Recording Studios, New York



  1. ^ Discogs Album Entry accessed July 19, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 19, 2010
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 27. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.