Yusef Lateef The Blue Yusef Lateef 180g LP
Yusef Lateef The Blue Yusef Lateef 180g LP

Yusef Lateef The Blue Yusef Lateef 180g LP

Yusef Lateef

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SKU:
EUROS1508
UPC:
4260019715890

High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Vinyl LP!

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.

Features

  • 180g High Quality Vinyl
  • Pure Analogue
  • Made from the original, analogue mastertapes
  • Faithful reproduction of original artwork and label
  • Pressed at Pallas in Germany

Musicians

Yusef Lateef tenor sax, flute, pneumatic flute, bamboo flute, shannie, tamoboura, Taiwan koto, scratcher, vocal on "Moon Cup"
Sonny Red alto sax
Blue Mitchell trumpet
Buddy Lucas harmonica
Kenny Burrell guitar
Hugh Lawson piano
Cecil McBee bass
Bob Cranshaw Fender bass
Roy Brooks drums
The Sweet Inspirations vocal backgrounds on "Juba Juba" & "Back Home"

Selections

Side One:

  1. Juba Juba
  2. Like It Is
  3. Othelia
  4. Moon Cup

Side Two:

  1. Back Home
  2. Get Over, Get Off And Get On
  3. Six Miles Next Door
  4. Sun Dog

Recorded April 1968 in RCA Studios, New York City.

Description

High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Vinyl LP!

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.

Features

  • 180g High Quality Vinyl
  • Pure Analogue
  • Made from the original, analogue mastertapes
  • Faithful reproduction of original artwork and label
  • Pressed at Pallas in Germany

Musicians

Yusef Lateef tenor sax, flute, pneumatic flute, bamboo flute, shannie, tamoboura, Taiwan koto, scratcher, vocal on "Moon Cup"
Sonny Red alto sax
Blue Mitchell trumpet
Buddy Lucas harmonica
Kenny Burrell guitar
Hugh Lawson piano
Cecil McBee bass
Bob Cranshaw Fender bass
Roy Brooks drums
The Sweet Inspirations vocal backgrounds on "Juba Juba" & "Back Home"

Selections

Side One:

  1. Juba Juba
  2. Like It Is
  3. Othelia
  4. Moon Cup

Side Two:

  1. Back Home
  2. Get Over, Get Off And Get On
  3. Six Miles Next Door
  4. Sun Dog

Recorded April 1968 in RCA Studios, New York City.

ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Blues
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
17.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Yusef Lateef
Title
The Blue Yusef Lateef
Composer
Additional Artists
Kenny Burrell, Blue Mitchell, Cecil McBee, Hugh Lawson, Sonny Red
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
12-30-2019
Release Date
07-08-2020
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
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