Lenox Avenue Breakdown


Lenox Avenue Breakdown

Infobox Album
Name = Lenox Avenue Breakdown
Type = studio
Artist = Arthur Blythe


Released = 1979
Recorded = Mediasound Studios, NYC, 1978
Genre = Jazz
Length = 39 min 58 sec
Label = Columbia
Producer = Bob Thiele
Reviews =
*Allmusic rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:azfqxqrgldse link]
*Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.) rating|4|4
Last album = "Bush Baby"
(1978)
This album = "Lenox Avenue Breakdown"
(1979)
Next album = "In the Tradition"
(1980)

"Lenox Avenue Breakdown" is an album by jazz alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe. Columbia Records released the album in 1979, and Koch Jazz re-issued the title in 1998. The album reached the N° 35 position on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart in 1979. [allmusicguide|id=10:azfqxqrgldse~T3|label=Chart & Awards]

"The Penguin Guide to Jazz" included "Lenox Avenue Breakdown" in its "Core Collection," and assigned the album its "crown" accolade along with a four-star rating (of a possible four stars).cite book|last=Cook|first=Richard|authorlink=Richard Cook|coauthors=Brian Morton|title=The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings|origyear=1992|edition=8th ed.|series=The Penguin Guide to Jazz|year=2006|publisher=Penguin|location=New York|language=English|isbn=0-141-02327-9|page=p. 139] "Penguin" editors Richard Cook and Brian Morton called the album "one of the lost masterpieces of modern jazz," owing to its long period of unavailability before the 1998 CD release. Cook and Morton noted that " [Bob Stewart (musician)| [Bob] Stewart's] long tuba solo on the title-piece is one of the few genuinely important tuba statements in jazz, a nimble sermon that promises storms and sunshine."

Track listing

All compositions by Arthur Blythe.;Original LP side one
# "Down San Diego Way" – 7:44
# "Lenox Avenue Breakdown" – 13:11;Original LP side two
# "Slidin' Through" – 9:33
# "Odessa" – 9:30

Personnel

*Arthur Blythe – alto saxophone, mixing
*James Newtonflute
*Bob Stewart – tuba
*James "Blood" Ulmerguitar
*Cecil McBeebass
*Jack DeJohnettedrums
*Guillermo Francopercussion
*Bob Thieleproducer, mixing
*Doug Epstein – engineer, mixing
**Carl Beatty and Lincoln Clapp – assistant engineers
*Vladimir Meller – mastering
*Gene Greif – design
*Mark Hess – illustration
*Jim Houghton – photography
*Stanley Crouch – liner notes
*Donald Elfman – reissue producer
*Nicole Cavalluzzo – reissue design

Release history

References


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