Blythe Spirit is jazz saxophonist Arthur Blythe's fourth album for the Columbia label recorded in New York City in 1981.
|Studio album by|
|Producer||Jim Fishel & Arthur Blythe|
|Arthur Blythe chronology|
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".
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|
- All compositions by Arthur Blythe except as indicated
- "Contemplation" - 6:54
- "Faceless Woman" - 6:41
- "Reverence" - 6:25
- "Strike up the Band" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 2:44
- "Misty" (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) - 7:24
- "Spirits in the Field" - 3:29
- "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" (Traditional) - 5:25
- Recorded at CBS Recording Studios, New York
- Arthur Blythe - alto saxophone
- Abdul Wadud - cello (tracks 1-4 & 6)
- Kelvyn Bell - guitar (tracks 1-4)
- Bob Stewart - tuba (tracks 1-4, 6 & 7)
- John Hicks - piano (track 5)
- Amina Claudine Myers - organ (track 7)
- Fred Hopkins - bass (track 5)
- Bobby Battle (tracks 1-4), Steve McCall (track 5) - drums
- Discogs Album Entry accessed July 19, 2010
- Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 19, 2010
- Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 27. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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