Light Blue: Arthur Blythe Plays Thelonious Monk

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Light Blue: Arthur Blythe Plays Thelonious Monk
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Studio album by Arthur Blythe
Released 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Jazz
Label Columbia
Producer Arthur Blythe
Arthur Blythe chronology
Elaborations
(1982)Elaborations1982
Light Blue: Arthur Blythe Plays Thelonious Monk
(1983)
Put Sunshine in It
(1984)Put Sunshine in It1984

Light Blue: Arthur Blythe Plays Thelonious Monk is jazz saxophonist Arthur Blythe's sixth album for the Columbia label recorded in New York City in 1983.[1] The album features Blythe's quintet performing six compositions by Thelonious Monk.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars and states "these creative players (and the unusual instrumentation) put a fresh slant on Monk's music. Blythe's passionate sound throughout this inspired set is consistently memorable".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Thelonious Monk

  1. "We See" - 6:30
  2. "Light Blue" - 5:12
  3. "Off Minor" - 6:48
  4. "Epistrophy" - 8:38
  5. "Coming On the Hudson" - 6:05
  6. "Nutty" - 6:45
  • 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
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 27. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.