Music On Vinyl

Yusef Lateef ‎– The Blue Yusef Lateef


Music On Vinyl

Yusef Lateef ‎– The Blue Yusef Lateef


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On The Blue Yusef Lateef (1968), listeners get an amazing chapter from the late '60s, an amazing period when everything in the world of Jazz was changing. Lateef was big on concept recordings. This album examines all the different ranges of emotion contained within the blues genre. In sound, it is the very best the '60s had to offer in terms of experimentation and accessibility. This is blues you can dance to, but also meditate to and marvel at. – Press Release

“This would be a fine starting-off point for anyone interested in Yuself Lateef’s work, and a necessity for any fan lacking this disc… We start with “Juba Juba,” which reminds me of the blues about Partchman Farm (penitentiary) and indeed, Lateef in his excellent liner notes tells us that it is indeed based on a Mississippi prison song with “shackled thythm, sterile harmony.” It begins with a vamp, followed by a flute leading the gospel moans of the Sweet Inspirations to a harmonica blues, and Lawson’s piano eventually comes in, perfectly timed, as the moans turn into a chant: “Freedom.” Lateef’s flute work here shows that it might not have only been Roland Kirk who influenced Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson. Suggestions to any choreographer: “Juba Juba” would make a powerful piece.” – All About Jazz

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Yusef Lateef


The Blue Yusef Lateef


Music On Vinyl / Atlantic


Vinyl, LP, Album, 180 Grams



Release Date:

This reissue: 2014 | Original – 1968




Hard Bop, Free Jazz

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