Special notes by Mr. Jack Dejohnette:

"I am so glad that I had the opportunity to play with Arthur Blythe. My introduction to him was through the late legendary Lester Bowie. The first time we all played together was a concert in NYC with Amina Claudine Myers and Malachi Favors. It was a great concert and thats where Arthurs playing on alto saxophone really got my attention.

I asked Arthur along with David Murray on tenor sax and Peter Warren on bass to play in my group Special Edition, we had some wonderful musical moments together and that group became legendary.

Arthur asked me to play on his first album, Lenox Avenue Breakdown, one of his compositions that is also played on this recording.

After Arthur moved on from my project he became a recognized band leader in his own right and left his mark on many, many great projects. His career has been well documented.

'This' recording…is Arthurs most recent release and it is a live recording, from Yoshi's in Oakland, Ca, it highlights Arthur as a composer and bandleader with an excellent group of musicians who help to bring his music to life and who also tell their own stories at the same time.

The compositions are very melodic and varied with collective and individual solos that illuminate the musical spectrum of Arthurs compositional palette.

The incredible Bob Stewart on tuba plays with elegance, grace and imagination. Gust Tsilis's extraordinary playing on the Concert Grand Marimba and the great Eddie Marshall taking care of serious business on the drums round out this wonderful evening of music.

I would like to thank Arthur for his contribution to the world of jazz, it is deeply appreciated!"


   Arthur Blythe Live at Yoshi's
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1. Metamorphosis (9:36) Play
2. Faceless Women (10:25) Play
3. As of Yet (9:51) Play
4. Odessa (14:43) Play
5. Bush Baby (17:00) Play
6. Night Song (8:18) Play
7. Lenox Ave Breakdown (10:05) Play

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** ALL Compositions by Arthur Blythe | published by Ray Art Music, Inc.
Recorded December 2003 at Yoshi's Jazz Club Oakland CA (Part of the Eddie Moore Jazz festival)
Jazz in flight productions
Special Thanks to
Bruce Pizzichillo

Performers of the Arthur Blythe quartet are:

Arthur Blythe (alto sax)
Gust William Tsilis (concert grand marimba)
Bob Stewart (tuba)
Eddie Marshall (drums)

All money will go to support Arthur in his fight against Parkinson's disease. The production company Jazz in Flight donated the recording and all of the musicians are donating their work in support of Mr. Blythe. Please join us to help Arthur.

Thank you so much for listening.


Please donate to the Arthur Blythe Parkinson's Fund

If you have any questions, please call (323) 251-0688 or email gusttsilis@hotmail.com