17 May 2010

Arthur Blythe Quartet - Live in Newport '80


















The "in the tradition" Blythe's quartet taped live at the
Newport Festival.

Rec. live at the "Newport Jazz Festival", on July 1980
(radio broadcast)

Arthur Blythe,alto sax
John Hicks,piano
Fred Hopkins,bass
Steve McCall,drums

1. Miss Nancy (16:20)
2. Slidin' Through (14:23)
3. Misty (09:00)
4. Odessa (11:09)
5. Break Tune (06:51)

Total Time 57:45

All compositions by A.Blythe except 3 [E.Garner]

20 comments:

riccardo said...

mp3 (126 MB) :
http://rapidshare.com/files/388301912/ABQ_Newport_80_mp3.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/388041773/ABQ_Newport_80_mp3.part2.rar

flac (332 MB) :
http://rapidshare.com/files/388048881/ABQ_Newport_80_flac.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/388054769/ABQ_Newport_80_flac.part2.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/388061075/ABQ_Newport_80_flac.part3.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/388067192/ABQ_Newport_80_flac.part4.rar

archer said...

yes!

anyone know if there are any live boots of his "light blue" group around?

much gratitude

Arcturus said...

o yea! - thanks, riccardo . . .

Wallofsound said...

Great band at a great point in time.

Boromir said...

Nice !! Thanks very much ricardo.

matt w said...

Very nice! Thanks Riccardo.

Am I confused, or is the first track partly "For Fats," as heard on Bush Baby and Horace Tapscott's The Giant Is Awakened? It sounds to me as though they're alternating that with another theme (which might be Miss Nancy).

riccardo said...

@ matt w

i had the same doubt while naming
the track : probably "Miss Nancy"
and "For Fats" are the same tune...

Anonymous said...

thanks for this. lovely stuff.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I remember hearing this group around the time of this concert. It's wonderful to hear them again.

lc said...

hello Riccardo,
'just wanted to say thank you for all the goodies you've been offering of late.
'just got around to listening to the Steve Lacy/Steve Potts you offered in the Requests, Contributions and General Discussion section a while ago and I really LOVED it.
thanks again.

sasha said...

Looks a winner..Shame rapidshare is acting up with its 'buy a premiuim account or nothing' attitude at present..Hopefully I'll get to this at some point..

DubMan said...

Oh man, it's totally great that you uploaded this recently, because I actually scored a record of this group from the Exclusive in Milwaukee for four dollars, but then I got home and found they accidentally put some shitty disco record in the sleeve. This totally makes up for it though, thanks!

Derbyseville said...

Incredible! what a group. They can really swing, even when they're playing far out. Being a piano player, I really admire John Hicks for being able to play any style so compellingly. Thanks a lot.

sasha said...

One swingin' band! Many thanks for this post...

Anonymous said...

Hello, thank you for all of your Arthur Blythe posts. They are incredible.
I have recently discovered Blythe and I am finding it incredibly difficult to source his earlier albums such as The Grip, Metamorphosis and Lenox Avenue Breakdown. Since these albums are so rare and out of print, is there any chance of a post?
Many thanks
RP

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

duck said...

Anotheer sincere thank you, Blythe is one of my favourites.

francisco santos said...

RIP Arthur...
re post, please..now is the time...
THX!...
P.S. all Arthur posts sould be re post NOW!...
THX!...

erasmus said...

oh no! arthur's gone? such a great player, composer, and innovator.

francisco santos said...

re post, please...
THX!...