rthur Blythe possesses one of the most easily recognizable alto sax sounds in jazz -- big and round, with a fast, wide vibrato and an aggressive, precise manner of phrasing. His lines are frequently quite baroque and always well-defined; Blythe's playing has been criticized (unfairly, some would say) as being overly ornamental, but he is certainly capable of improvising melodies of great character and originality.
Arthur Blythe (alto sax)
John Hicks (piano)
Anthony Cox (bass)
Bobby Battle (drums)
David Nadien, Jan Mullen, Theodore Israel, Richard Locker, Sanford Allen,
Paul Peabody, Jesse Levine, Fred Zlotkin (strings).