Metamorphosis (Arthur Blythe album)

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Live album by Arthur Blythe
Released 1979
Recorded February 26, 1977
Genre Jazz
Label India Navigation
Arthur Blythe chronology
The Grip
(1977)The Grip1977
Bush Baby
(1977)Bush Baby1977

Metamorphosis is a live album by jazz saxophonist Arthur Blythe which was recorded at the Brook, New York City in 1977 and released in 1979 on the India Navigation label.[1] The album was released on CD as a compilation with The Grip which was recorded at the same concert.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and states "this album features the distinctive altoist Arthur Blythe fairly early in his career".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Arthur Blythe
  1. "Duet For Two" - 17:51
  2. "Metamorphosis" - 8:00
  3. "Shadows" - 7:40
  • Recorded at the Brook in New York City on February 26, 1977.



  1. ^ Discogs Album Entry accessed May 4, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 4, 2010
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 27. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.