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 the term was coined 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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Yusef Lateef Before Dawn: The Music Of Yusef Lateef (Album) Verve Records US 1957 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef Jazz For The Thinker (Album) Savoy Records US 1957 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef Prayer To The East (Album) Savoy Records US 1957 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef Jazz Mood (Album) Savoy Records France 1957 Sell This Version
MG-1211J Yusef Lateef Stable Mates(LP) Savoy Records MG-1211J US 1957 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef Lateef At Cranbrook (Album) Argo Records US 1958 Sell This Version
MG 12120 Yusef Lateef Jazz And The Sounds Of Nature(LP, Album) Savoy Records MG 12120 US 1958 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef Other Sounds (Album) New Jazz US 1959 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef The Dreamer (Album) Savoy Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef The Fabric Of Jazz (Album) Savoy Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef The Three Faces Of Yusef Lateef (Album) Riverside Records US 1960 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef The Centaur And The Phoenix (Album) Riverside Records Germany & Switzerland 1960 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef Cry! Tender (Album) Prestige, New Jazz US 1960 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef Into Something (Album) New Jazz, New Jazz US 1961 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef Eastern Sounds (Album) Moodsville US 1961 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef Lost In Sound (Album, Comp) Charlie Parker Records US 1962 Sell This Version
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 Germany 1963 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef Jazz 'Round The World (Album) Impulse! US 1964 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef With Donald Byrd Yusef Lateef With Donald Byrd - Yusef! (Album) Delmark Records US 1965 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef Psychicemotus (Album) Impulse!, Impulse! US 1965 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef Live At Pep's (Album) Impulse! US 1965 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef The Sounds Of Yusef (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1965 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef 1984 (Album) Impulse! US 1965 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef The Golden Flute (Album) Impulse! US 1966 Sell This Version
Yusef Lateef A Flat, G Flat And C (Album) Impulse! US 1966 Sell This Version