Illusions (Arthur Blythe album)

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Studio album by Arthur Blythe
Released 1980
Recorded April-May 1980
Genre Jazz
Length 36:09
Label Columbia
Producer Jim Fishel & Arthur Blythe
Arthur Blythe chronology
Lenox Avenue Breakdown
(1979)Lenox Avenue Breakdown1979
Blythe Spirit
(1981)Blythe Spirit1981

Illusions is jazz saxophonist Arthur Blythe's third album for the Columbia label recorded in New York City in 1980.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and states "the distinctive alto of Blythe is heard in top form on six of his unusual originals. It's recommended".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Arthur Blythe
  1. "Bush Baby" - 6:28
  2. "Miss Nancy" - 7:24
  3. "Illusions" - 4:10
  4. "My Son Ra" - 5:59
  5. "Carespin' With Mamie" - 7:04
  6. "As of Yet" - 5:04
  • Recorded at CBS Recording Studios, New York in April & May 1980.



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