Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef

Real Name:
William Emanuel Huddleston
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b. October 9, 1920 - Chattanooga, Tennessee
d. December 23, 2013 - Amherst, Massachusetts

Yusef Lateef has long had an inquisitive spirit and was never just a bop or hard bop soloist. Lateef, does not care much for the term "jazz", consistently created music that has stretched (and even broken 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 most passed under that label since the mid-1980's.
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Yusef Lateef Discography

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MG V-8217 Yusef Lateef Before Dawn: The Music Of Yusef Lateef (Album) Verve Records MG V-8217 US 1957 Sell This Version
MG 12109 Yusef Lateef Jazz For The Thinker (Album) Savoy Records MG 12109 US 1957 Sell This Version
MG 12117 Yusef Lateef Prayer To The East (Album) Savoy Records MG 12117 US 1957 Sell This Version
MG 12103 Yusef Lateef Jazz Mood (Album) Savoy Records MG 12103 US 1957 Sell This Version
MG-1211J Yusef Lateef Stable Mates(LP) Savoy Records MG-1211J US 1957 Sell This Version
LP 634 Yusef Lateef Lateef At Cranbrook (Album) Argo Records LP 634 US 1958 Sell This Version
MG 12120 Yusef Lateef Jazz And The Sounds Of Nature(LP) Savoy Records MG 12120 US 1958 Sell This Version
NJLP 8218 Yusef Lateef Other Sounds (Album) New Jazz NJLP 8218 US 1959 Sell This Version
MG 12139 Yusef Lateef The Dreamer (Album) Savoy Records MG 12139 US 1959 Sell This Version
MG-12140 Yusef Lateef The Fabric Of Jazz (Album) Savoy Records MG-12140 US 1959 Sell This Version
RLP 1176 Yusef Lateef The Three Faces Of Yusef Lateef (Album) Riverside Records RLP 1176 US 1960 Sell This Version
RS 9337, RLP 9337 Yusef Lateef The Centaur And The Phoenix (Album) Riverside Records RS 9337, RLP 9337 Germany & Switzerland 1960 Sell This Version
NJLP 8234 Yusef Lateef Cry! Tender (Album) Prestige, New Jazz NJLP 8234 US 1960 Sell This Version
NJ 8272, NJLP 8272 Yusef Lateef Into Something (Album) New Jazz, New Jazz NJ 8272, NJLP 8272 US 1961 Sell This Version
MV 22, MVST 22 Yusef Lateef Eastern Sounds (Album) Moodsville MV 22, MVST 22 US 1961 Sell This Version
PLP-814-S Yusef Lateef Lost In Sound (Album) Charlie Parker Records PLP-814-S US 1962 Sell This Version
688 505 ZL Louis Hayes, Nat Adderley, Yusef Lateef, Barry Harris (2), Sam Jones Louis Hayes, Nat Adderley, Yusef Lateef, Barry Harris (2), Sam Jones - Contemplation (Album) Fontana 688 505 ZL Germany 1963 Sell This Version
A-56 Yusef Lateef Jazz 'Round The World (Album) Impulse! A-56 US 1964 Sell This Version
DL-407 Yusef Lateef With Donald Byrd Yusef Lateef With Donald Byrd - Yusef! (Album) Delmark Records DL-407 US 1965 Sell This Version
A-92 Yusef Lateef Psychicemotus (Album) Impulse!, Impulse! A-92 US 1965 Sell This Version
A- 69 Yusef Lateef Live At Pep's (Album) Impulse! A- 69 US 1965 Sell This Version
PR 7398, PRST 7398 Yusef Lateef The Sounds Of Yusef (Album) Prestige, Prestige PR 7398, PRST 7398 US 1965 Sell This Version
AS-84 Yusef Lateef 1984 (Album) Impulse! AS-84 US 1965 Sell This Version
A-9125 Yusef Lateef The Golden Flute (Album) Impulse! A-9125 US 1966 Sell This Version
AS-9117 Yusef Lateef A Flat, G Flat And C (Album) Impulse! AS-9117 US 1966 Sell This Version