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Arthur Blythe: In The Tradition (Columbia)

Richard C. Walls, Creem, April 1980

WITH HIS Columbia debut last year (Lenox Avenue Breakdown), alto saxist Arthur Blythe achieved, after a protracted apprenticeship on the L.A. and N.Y. scenes, a much-deserved leadership status as well as the sort of critical huzzahs and analytical exegisis reserved for innovators.

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