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Blythe in 1989

Arthur Blythe (July 5, 1940 – March 27, 2017) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and composer. His voice had a vibrato and was within the post-bop sub-genre of jazz. He was born in Los Angeles, California.[1] He performed under the label of Columbia, Enja, and Savant Records.

Blythe died of Parkinson's disease at his home in Los Angeles on March 27, 2017, aged 76.[2]


  1. Bob Young and Al Stankus (1992). Jazz Cooks. Stewart Tabori and Chang. pp. 14–15. ISBN 1-55670-192-6 . 
  2. Varga, George (2017-03-28). "Jazz great Arthur Blythe, who grew up in San Diego, is dead at 76". The San Diego Union-Tribune (San Diego). Retrieved 2017-03-28. 

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