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Yusef Lateef - The Blue Yusef Lateef
Tracklist
A1Juba Juba
A2Like It Is
A3Othelia
A4Moon Cup
B1Back Home
B2Get Over, Get Off & Get On
B3Six Miles Next Door
B4Sun Dog

Yusef Lateef
The Blue Yusef Lateef

Speakers Corner | Item No: 711126
Vinyl LP | 1968 / UK – Reissue | New
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"The Blue Yusef Lateef" - Yusef Lateef (ts, fl, perc, voc); Sonny Red (as); Blue Mitchell (tp); Kenny Burrell (g); Hugh Lawson (p); Buddy Lucas (hca); Cecil McBee, Bob Cranshaw (b); Roy Brooks (dr); strings and vocal group

Yusuf Lateef was a leading representative of world music, long before world music was known as such in the jazz, pop and rock community. He integrated all kinds of oriental instruments in his jazz music, such as the koto, bamboo flute and tambura and also – as in this case – in his blues compositions. His saxophone playing is also flawless too and full of wonderful textures, hard and impulsive at one moment, cool and exotic at the next.
On this album Lateef explores, in a painterly way, the border areas of the blues, in all their various guises and addresses both eastern and western cultures. "Juba Juba" begins with a drumbeat on a slave ship, the tempo builds up slowly and agonizingly, and is only penetrated by Lateef’s plaintive flute and background voices singing »freedom, freedom, freedom«. After such a gloomy beginning the classical blues number "Like It Is" comes over like a breath of fresh air, with its superb string quartet as the foundation. The R&B contributions on the other tracks testify to Lateef’s skilled excursions into the realm of the blues, while the truly adventurous tracks such as "Back Home" and the mystic, Chinese odyssey "Moon Cup" weave a magical net of sheer pleasure. "The Blue Yusef Lateef" is in every possible way absolutely breathtaking. It is a milestone as a jazz album. As a blues album it is quite unique. But as a musical work of art it is a glorious and genial masterpiece.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. More information under www.pure-analogue.com.
All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.

Recording: April 1968 in RCA Studios, New York City by Ray Hall
Production: Joel Dorn
Item Details
Item No:711126
Artist:Yusef Lateef
Titel:The Blue Yusef Lateef
Label:Speakers Corner
Katalog-Nr:Atlantic SD 1508
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:UK – Reissue
Release Date:1968
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Jazz / Fusion
Available since:04.02.2020
Condition:New
Price:28,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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