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Yusef Lateef

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Yusef Lateef long had an inquisitive spirit and he was never just a bop or hard bop soloist. Lateef, who did not care much for the term "jazz," consistently created music that stretched (and even broke through) boundaries. A superior tenor saxophonist with a soulful sound and impressive technique, by the 1950s Lateef was one of the top flutists around. He also developed into the best jazz soloist to date on oboe, was an occasional bassoonist, and introduced such instruments as the argol (a double clarinet that resembles a bassoon), shanai (a type of oboe), and different types of flutes. Lateef played "world music" before it had a name and his output was much more creative than much of the pop and folk music that passed under that label in the '90s.

Yusef Lateef grew up in Detroit and began on tenor when he was 17. He played with Lucky Millinder (1946), Hot Lips Page, Roy Eldridge, and Dizzy Gillespie's big band (1949-1950). He was a fixture on the Detroit jazz scene of the '50s where he studied flute at Wayne State University. Lateef began recording as a leader in 1955 for Savoy (and later Riverside and Prestige) although he did not move to New York until 1959. By then he already had a strong reputation for his versatility and for his willingness to utilize "miscellaneous instruments." Lateef played with Charles Mingus in 1960, gigged with Donald Byrd, and was well-featured with the Cannonball Adderley Sextet (1962-1964). As a leader, his string of Impulse! recordings (1963-1966) was among the finest of his career, although Lateef's varied Atlantic sessions (1967-1976) also had some strong moments. He spent some time in the '80s teaching in Nigeria.

His Atlantic records of the late '80s were closer to mood music (or new age) than jazz, but in the '90s (for his own YAL label) Lateef recorded a wide variety of music (all originals) including some strong improvised music with the likes of Ricky Ford, Archie Shepp, and Von Freeman. Lateef remained active as a composer, improviser, and educator (teaching at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst) into the 21st century, performing and recording as a leader and collaborator on such noteworthy recordings as Towards the Unknown with composer/percussionist Adam Rudolph (released in 2010, the same year Lateef was recognized as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts). Yusef Lateef died at his home in Shutesbury, Massachusetts in December 2013; he was 93 years old.

Title: The Saving Idea

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Live In London

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Sounds Of Yusef

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Ear Riptus

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Autophysiopsychic

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Influence (CD2)

Artist: Yusef Lateef, Belmondo

Genre: Jazz

Title: Two Birds

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: One By One

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: In a Temple Garden

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Fresh As Dew

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz for a Lazy Day

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Adoration

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sunflower

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Sounds Of Lateef

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Flying Angel

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Trombone

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sexy Lady

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Call Me Later

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Dancing Couple

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blue Jeans

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Nightingale

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: A Happy Easter

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Buds & Blossoms

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Easter Singing

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Tea Time

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Spring Awakening

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Last Attempt

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Best Of Yusef Lateef

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Quiescent Point

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Explore New

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Rainstorm

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: International Earwig

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Always The Best Hits

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Lost in Sound

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: Delicately Built

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Gentle Giant

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz, Rock

Title: Into Something

Artist: Yusef Lateef

Genre: Jazz

Collections

Title: Take Five

Genre: Jazz

Title: 20 Jazz Hits

Genre: Jazz

Title: Impulsive! Unmixed

Genre: Jazz

Title: Best of Jazz Flute

Genre: Jazz

Title: Greatest Jazz Flute

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz for Serenity

Genre: Jazz

Title: Tenor Madness

Genre: Jazz

Title: Atlantic Jazz: Soul

Genre: Jazz

Title: Detroit Jazz Giants

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Story 9

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Jazz Collection

Genre: Jazz

Title: Gentle Jazz

Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Title: Jazz-Club Tenor Sax

Genre: Jazz

Title: Chill-Out Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Gold Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Best Jazz Flute

Genre: Jazz

Title: Harlem Sessions

Genre: Soul, Funk

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Title: Horns of Passion

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Title: 1960s Jazz

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Title: Intimate Jazz

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Title: Jazz

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Title: Jazz Dance

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Title: Jazz Box

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Title: Jazz Guitar Hits

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Title: Soft Jazz Hits

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Title: Play Soft Jazz

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Title: 70s Jazz Hits

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Title: Jazz Brunch Hits

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Title: Easy Jazz Hits

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Title: Funky Jazz Hits

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Title: 80's Jazz

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Title: Jazz Blues Hits

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Title: Hard Bop Hits

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Title: Jazz Brunch

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Title: Upbeat Jazz

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