Arthur Blythe

A brilliant altoist. Parker’s heart, Ornette’s wisdom, and Ellington’s joy! OK, Ellington didn’t play the alto but you get it, don’t you? Arthur Blythe, an alto saxophonist of exceptional distinction, is widely regarded as one of the best. Born in Los Angeles on May 7, 1940 and raised in San Diego, CA, Blythe’s expressive, passionate, and beautiful sound has earned him the reputation of one of today’s most important jazz musicians. Arthur was influenced by John Coltrane and Earl Bostic. He started his career as an alto player at the age of nine. By 13 he was already playing in an r

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