Arthur Blythe

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Birthday
7, 1940
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Mar 27, 2017 (76)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
7, 1940
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Mar 27, 2017 (76)

About

Alto saxophonist renowned within the post-bop subgenre of jazz who worked with the Gil Evans Orchestra and the World Saxophone Quartet. 

Before Fame

He started playing R&B saxophone at age nine until he discovered jazz when he was a teenager.

Trivia

His albums The Grip and Metamorphosis feature highly technical free jazz.

Family Life

His family's move to San Diego while he was a child influenced his career and his interest in music.

Associated With

He won acclaim after playing with Jack Dejohnette on the album Special Edition.