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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. 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.

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