Arthur Blythe · Retroflection · Live at the Village Vanguard (1993)
Superb set from altoist Arthur Blythe recorded live at New York's famed Village Vanguard for the German Enja label considered by many to be his finest recording. Blythe, with his trademark wailing tone, is superbly accompanied by the great late John Hicks on piano, Cecil McBee on bass and Bobby Battle on drums. This is contemporary jazz of the highest order.
Arthur Blythe - as John Hicks - p Cecil McBee - b Bobby Battle - dr
1. Jana's Delight [9:17] 2. JB Blues [9:31] 3. Peacemaker [5:55] 4. Light Blue [11:51] 5. Lenox Avenue Breakdown [11:12] 6. Faceless Woman [11:33] 7. Break Tune [9:21] rec. June 26, 1993 at the Vanguard enja 8046 2
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