ARTHUR BLYTHE LIVE RECORDINGS AS LEADER 1979-1986
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Arthur Blythe Trio                                       79-0417
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April 17, 1979 d.c. space, Washington D.C.

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Bobby Battle dr

a.   Miss Nancy                                       INC   5:00
b.   The Grip                                              16:00
c.   Come Sunday                                            9:00
d.   Bush Baby                                             15:00
e.   Break Tune                                             4:00

Audience recording 45'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      79-0504
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May 4, 1979 Public Theatre, New York, Ny

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello;
James "Blood" Ulmer g; Bobby Battle dr

a.   Spirits In The Field                                   5:00
b.   Lenox Avenue Breakdown                                17:00
c.   Down San Diego Way                                     9:00
d.   Odessa                                                11:00
e.   My Son Ra                                              4:00

Radio broadcast 45'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      80-0000A
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Summer 1980 Atlanta Jazz Festival, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Ga

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello;
James "Blood" Ulmer g; prob. Bobby Battle dr

a.   Lenox Avenue Breakdown                           INC   1:00
b.   Down San Diego Way                                    13:00

audio from TV broadcast 15'
[N] a. with voiceover announcement.




Arthur Blythe Group                                      80-0701
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July 1, 1980 Kool Jazz Festival, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center,
New York, Ny

Arthur Blythe as; John Hicks p; Fred Hopkins b; Steve McCall dr

a.   Miss Nancy                                            16:00
b.   Slidin' Through                                       15:00
c.   Misty                                                  8:00
d.   Odessa                                                11:00
e.   Break Tune                                             7:00

Radio broadcast 55'




Arthur Blythe Group with Hamiet Bluiett                  80-0808
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August 8, 1980 Meervaart, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Arthur Blythe as; Hamiet Bluiett brs on c., d., f.; John Hicks p;
Fred Hopkins b; Steve McCall dr

a.   Miss Nancy                                            16:00
b.   In a Sentimental Mood                                 15:00
c.   Hip Dripper                                           13:00
d.   baritone sax solo                                      6:00
e.   Odessa                                                13:00
f.   Break Tune                                            10:00
g.   My Son Ra                                              4:00

Soundboard recording 80'




Arthur Blythe Group with Hamiet Bluiett                  80-0800
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August 1980 Middelheim, Belgium

Arthur Blythe as; Hamiet Bluiett brs on c., e.; John Hicks p;
Fred Hopkins b; Steve McCall dr

a.   Jitterbug Waltz                                       15:00
b.   In a Sentimental Mood                            INC  20:00
c.   Unknown Title 800800                        (AB out)   7:00
d.   My Son Ra                                              6:00
e.   Caravan                                          INC   7:00

Soundboard recording 55'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      80-1029
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October 29, 1980 Paris, France

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Bobby Battle dr

a.   Miss Nancy                                            13:00
b.   My Son Ra                                              5:00
c.   Bush Baby                                             13:00
d.   drum solo                                              4:00
e.   Odessa                                                16:00
f.   Spirits In The Field                                   6:00
g.   Break Tune                                             3:00

Soundboard recording 60'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      80-1101
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November 1, 1980 Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Bobby Battle dr

a.   Miss Nancy                                            10:00
b.   drum solo                                              3:00
c.   Odessa                                                14:00
d.   Shadows                                                6:00
e.   Bush Baby                                             22:00
f.   Down San Diego Way                                    11:00
g.   Break Tune                                             3:00

Video recording/pro a.~f. 60' (f. is INC)
Soundboard recording a.~g. 70'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      80-1102
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November 2, 1980 Zurich, Switzerland

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Bobby Battle dr

a.   Miss Nancy                                       INC  13:00
b.   drum solo                                              4:00
c.   Odessa                                                17:00
d.   Spirits In The Field                                   6:00
e.   Down San Diego Way                                    19:00
f.   Break Tune                                             5:00
g.   Bush Baby                                             12:00

Audience recording 80'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      81-0000
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1981 Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Bobby Battle dr

a.   Bush Baby                                        INC   9:00

Soundboard recording 10'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      81-0218
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February 18, 1981 Village Vanguard, New York, Ny

Arthur Blythe as; John Hicks p; Fred Hopkins b; Steve McCall dr

a.   As of Yet                                             17:00
b.   Ruby, My Dear                                         19:00
c.   All Blues                                        INC  18:00
d.   Break Tune                                             2:00
e.   Miss Nancy                                            19:00
f.   'Round Midnight                                       15:00
g.   Strike Up The Band                               INC  14:00
h.   Slidin' Through                                       15:00
i.   Break Tune                                             1:00
j.   Jitterbug Waltz                                  INC  18:00
k.   drum solo                                              3:00
l.   Odessa                                                17:00
m.   Break Tune                                             5:00

Audience recording 165'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      81-0718
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July 18, 1981 Casino De Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Kelvyn Bell g;
Bobby Battle dr

a.   Carespin' With Mamie                                  12:00
b.   Strike Up The Band                               INC   4:00
c.   Shadows                                                6:00
d.   Bush Baby                                             18:00
e.   Break Tune                                             2:00
f.   Contemplation                                         10:00

Video recording/pro b.~f. 45'
Soundboard recording a.~f. 50'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      81-0700
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July 1981 100 Club, London, England

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Kelvyn Bell g; Bobby Battle dr

a.   Reverance                                        INC   8:00
b.   tuba solo                                              1:00
c.   Bush Baby                                             24:00
d.   Lenox Avenue Breakdown                                 8:00
e.   Strike Up The Band                                     5:00
f.   Faceless Woman                                        14:00
g.   Break Tune                                             6:00

Audience recording 70'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      81-0700A
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July 1981 Expo Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Kelvyn Bell g; Bobby Battle dr

a.   Odessa                                                13:00
b.   Strike Up The Band                                     6:00
c.   Hip Dripper                                            9:00
d.   Misty                                                  6:00
e.   Illusions                                              7:00
f.   Faceless Woman                                        12:00
g.   My Son Ra                                        INC   2:00

Radio broadcast 60'
[N] d. sax and guitar only.




Arthur Blythe Group                                      81-1008
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October 8, 1981 VCU Music Center, Virginia Commonwealth University,
Richmond, Va

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as

afternoon clinic
a.   Bush Baby                                              4:00
b.   Strike Up The Band                                     3:00

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Kelvyn Bell g;
Bobby Battle dr

concert
c.   Carespin' With Mamie                                  12:00
d.   Faceless Woman                                        13:00
e.   Illusions                                              8:00
f.   Odessa                                                13:00
g.   tuba solo                                              1:00
h.   Bush Baby                                             17:00

Audience recording 75'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      81-1010
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October 10, 1981 Recital Hall, Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit, Mi

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Kelvyn Bell g;
Bobby Battle dr

a.   Illusions                                              7:00
b.   My Son Ra                                              4:00
c.   Reverance                                              8:00
d.   Strike Up The Band                                     5:00
e.   Contemplation                                         21:00
f.   Break Tune                                             6:00

Radio broadcast 50'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      81-1200
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December 1981? McNeil Room, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, Ny

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Kelvyn Bell g;
Bobby Battle dr

a.   Miss Nancy                                            13:00
b.   Odessa                                                16:00
c.   Hip Dripper                                           13:00
d.   Misty                                                  9:00
e.   Break Tune                                             5:00
f.   Bush Baby                                             28:00
g.   Faceless Woman                                        20:00
h.   Strike Up The Band                                     7:00
i.   Spirits In The Field                                   8:00
j.   One Mint Julep                                         9:00
k.   Break Tune                                             5:00
l.   Illusions                                              8:00

Soundboard recording 150'
[N] d. sax and guitar only.




Arthur Blythe Group                                      82-0905
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September 5, 1982 Village Vanguard, New York, Ny

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Kelvyn Bell g;
Bobby Battle dr

a.   The Lower Nile                                        14:00
b.   Metamorphosis                                          8:00
c.   Epistrophy                                            12:00
d.   tuba solo                                              3:00
e.   Bush Baby                                        INC   6:00

Audience recording 45'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      82-1012
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October 12, 1982 Bremen, Germany

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Kelvyn Bell g;
Bobby Battle dr

a.   Faceless Woman                                        18:00
b.   Miss Nancy                                            15:00
c.   Break Tune                                             9:00
d.   The Lower Nile                                   INC  13:00
e.   tuba solo                                              4:00
f.   Bush Baby                                             35:00
g.   Break Tune                                             6:00

Radio broadcast 100'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      82-1016
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October 16, 1982 Umea, Sweden

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Kelvyn Bell g;
Bobby Battle dr

a.   Faceless Woman                                        16:00
b.   Miss Nancy                                       INC  16:00
c.   The Lower Nile                                        15:00
d.   tuba solo                                              4:00
e.   Bush Baby                                        INC   4:00

Radio broadcast 55'
[N] e. with Swedish closing announcement.




Arthur Blythe Group                                      82-1017
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October 17, 1982 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Kelvyn Bell g;
Bobby Battle dr

a.   Faceless Woman                                        17:00
b.   Break Tune                                             6:00

Audience recording 25'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      82-1101
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November 1, 1982 Milan, Italy

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Kelvyn Bell g;
Bobby Battle dr

a.   Miss Nancy                                            16:00
b.   Faceless Woman                                        14:00
c.   tuba solo                                              4:00
d.   Bush Baby                                             34:00
e.   Illusions                                             10:00
f.   Break Tune                                             7:00

Audience recording 90'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      82-1109
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November 9, 1982 New Morning, Paris, France

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Kelvyn Bell g;
Bobby Battle dr

a.   The Lower Nile                                        18:00
b.   tuba solo                                              4:00
c.   Bush Baby                                             37:00
d.   Odessa                                                18:00
e.   Break Tune                                       INC   6:00

Radio broadcast 85'
[N] d. with French opening announcement.
[N] e. with French voiceover announcement.




Arthur Blythe Group                                      82-1111
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November 11, 1982 Musikhochschule, Cologne, Germany

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Kelvyn Bell g;
Bobby Battle dr

a.   Faceless Woman                                        11:00
b.   Illusions                                             10:00
c.   The Lower Nile                                        16:00
d.   Miss Nancy                                            13:00
e.   Break Tune                                             8:00
f.   My Son Ra                                              4:00

Soundboard recording 65'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      82-1116
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November 16, 1982 Stadttheater, Basel, Switzerland

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Kelvyn Bell g;
Bobby Battle dr

a.   Faceless Woman                                        16:00
b.   The Lower Nile                                        17:00
c.   Illusions                                             14:00
d.   Break Tune                                             1:00
e.   Miss Nancy                                            31:00
f.   Elaborations                                          40:00
g.   tuba solo                                              4:00
h.   Bush Baby                                             20:00
i.   Break Tune                                             2:00

Soundboard recording a. b. e. f. 95' (a. e. f. are INC)
Audience recording a.~i. 140'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      83-0814
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August 14, 1983 Lush Life, New York, Ny

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Kelvyn Bell g; Bobby Battle dr

a.   Faceless Woman                                        18:00
b.   The Lower Nile                                        13:00
c.   We See                                                 8:00
d.   Illusions                                             10:00
e.   drum solo                                              8:00
f.   Odessa                                                16:00
g.   Break Tune                                       INC   1:00

Audience recording 75'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      84-0406
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April 6, 1984 Village Vanguard, New York, Ny

Arthur Blythe as; John Hicks p; Reggie Workman b; Bobby Battle dr

a.   Stay As Sweet As You Are                         INC  24:00
b.   As of Yet                                        INC  23:00
c.   Break Tune                                       INC   6:00

Audience recording 55'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      84-0901
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September 1, 1984 Saalfelden, Austria

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Kelvyn Bell g; Bobby Battle dr

a.   Miss Nancy                                            15:00
b.   The Lower Nile                                        12:00
c.   drum solo                                              7:00
d.   Odessa                                                21:00
e.   Lenox Avenue Breakdown                                12:00
f.   Faceless Woman                                        12:00
g.   Break Tune                                             6:00
h.   Bush Baby                                             12:00
i.   Break Tune                                             1:00

Soundboard recording 105'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      84-0913
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September 13, 1984 Jugendzentrum, Essen, Germany

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Kelvyn Bell g; Bobby Battle dr

a.   The Lower Nile                                        14:00
b.   Miss Nancy                                            13:00
c.   drum solo                                              7:00
d.   Odessa                                           INC  16:00
e.   One Mint Julep                                         9:00
f.   Bush Baby                                             23:00
g.   Elaborations                                          17:00
h.   Break Tune                                             5:00

Audience recording 105'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      84-1004
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October 4, 1984 Frankfurt, Germany

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Kelvyn Bell g; Bobby Battle dr

a.   The Lower Nile                                   INC  14:00
b.   Break Tune                                            12:00
c.   One Mint Julep                                        15:00
d.   Faceless Woman                                   INC  20:00
e.   Illusions                                             16:00
f.   The Lower Nile                                   INC  10:00
g.   drum solo                                             17:00
h.   Odessa                                                27:00
i.   Lenox Avenue Breakdown                                 9:00
j.   Break Tune                                            13:00

Audience recording 155'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      84-1006
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October 6, 1984 Forum, Leverkusen, Germany

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Kelvyn Bell g; Bobby Battle dr

a.   Elaborations                                     INC   5:00
b.   Break Tune                                             5:00
c.   Faceless Woman                                   INC  15:00
d.   The Lower Nile                                        16:00
e.   Miss Nancy                                            14:00
f.   drum solo                                             12:00
g.   Odessa                                                23:00
h.   Break Tune                                       INC   5:00

Audience recording 95'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      86-0507
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May 7, 1986 Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, France

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Bobby Battle dr

a.   Odessa                                                23:00
b.   One Mint Julep                                        14:00
c.   Bush Baby                                             10:00
d.   drum solo                                        INC   4:00
e.   Break Tune                                             8:00

Soundboard recording 60'




Arthur Blythe Group                                      86-0517
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May 17, 1986 Willisau, Switzerland

Bob Stewart tu; Arthur Blythe as; Abdul Wadud cello; Bobby Battle dr

a.   Elaborations                                          16:00
b.   drum solo                                              7:00
c.   Odessa                                                17:00
d.   Miss Nancy                                            12:00

Soundboard recording 55'






Abbreviations
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AB    Arthur Blythe
INC   Incomplete
[N]   Note
pro   Professionally Filmed
prob. Probably
UNK.  Unknown
~     from.. to..


Abbreviations (Instruments)
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as    Alto Saxophone
b     Bass
brs   Baritone Saxophone
dr    Drums
g     Guitar
p     Piano
tu    Tuba


notes:
- Tune timings are rounded up to the nearest minute.
- Arthur Blythe is solo sax on My Son Ra.




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