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Yusef LateefPsychicemotus

Label:Impulse! – AS-92, Impulse! – A-92
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz
Style:Post Bop, Modal

Tracklist

A1Psychicemotus
Written-ByYusef Lateef
5:05
A2Bamboo Flute Blues
Written-ByYusef Lateef
4:10
A3Semiocto
Written-ByYusef Lateef
4:28
A4Why Do I Love You?6:27
B1First Gymnopedie
Arranged ByYusef Lateef
Written-ByErik Satie
3:28
B2Medula Sonata
Written-ByYusef Lateef
6:35
B3I'll Always Be In Love With You
Written-ByB. Green*, H. Ruby*, S. Stept*
4:39
B4Ain't Misbehavin'
Written-ByA. Razaf*, F. Waller*, H. Brooks*
4:45
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Notes

Issued in a gatefold sleeve.
First cat# on center labels; second cat# on sleeve

Tracks A1, A4, B1, B2 and B4 recorded July 21, 1965; tracks A2, A3 and B3 recorded July 22, 1965.

Publishers:
- A1 to A3, B2: Alnur Music - BMI
- A4: T. B. Harms Co. - ASCAP
- B1: Pamco Music, Inc. - BMI
- B3: Shapiro, Bernstein Co. - ASCAP
- B4: Mills Music Inc. - Joy Music Inc. - ASCAP

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society (A1 to A3, B1, B2): BMI
  • Rights Society (A4, B3, B4): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): AS-92 A LW VANGELDER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): AS-92 B LW VANGELDER

Other Versions (5 of 16)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Psychicemotus (LP, Album, Mono)Impulse!A-92US1965
New Submission
Psychicemotus (LP, Album, Mono)Sparton Impulse! Records, Sparton Impulse! RecordsAS-92, A-92Canada1965
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Psychicemotus (8-Track Cartridge, Album, Stereo)Impulse!, Impulse!L-32-92, A-92US1965
New Submission
Psychicemotus (LP, Album, Promo, Mono)Impulse!A-92US1965
New Submission
Psychicemotus (LP, Album, Repress, Stereo)Impulse!, Impulse!AS-92, A-92US1967

Reviews

  • nyuricon's avatar
    nyuricon
    One of many things that amazes me about this session has to do with the drummer, James Black from New Orleans... He played the drums on Eddie Bo's "Hook and Sling" later on, among other Funk 45 New Orleans releases....

    On A1
    Psychicemotus
    Written-By – Yusef Lateef
    5:05

    This track has that Idris Muhammad feel, that New Orleans funk drumming, this is one of the earliest Jazz-Funk tracks I've come across (not like soul-jazz organ led, which also has elements in that route), but this track feels like an early entry to the Jazz-Funk canon. It was 1965, by 1967 it was out and about, before long Jazz-Funk was a crucial idiom.

    Of course I am also quite partial to the beautiful rendition of Satie's "First Gymnopedie" which has that same sort of wonderful moody feel of Lateef's Love Theme From Spartacus or Love Theme From The Robe.

    Medula Sonata, and Semiocto are also treasured tracks, and Bamboo Flute Blues is another special one.

    You can't go wrong with this LP, it is also cheerfully one of the more affordable releases on Impulse, one that is not terribly pricey by any means, usually $20-$30, I was blessed to find mine at a goodwill in what appeared to be an eclectic collection donation.... This was the best find.

    Anyhow, this LP I think has been crucially overlooked, perhaps because it can appeal to different collectors depending on what one is looking for. Crate diggers rejoice for the title track, for First Gymnopedie, Medula Sonata....

    It doesn't disappoint, and over the years, the more and more titles I have, and Jazz Funk in particular is my main one, I find this LP holds up exceedingly well.

    Give it a listen, and see if it don't move you!
    • True2's avatar
      True2
      I have difficulty describing his records. I feel like you have to take it song by song. This lp he covers Satie... This has some love songs, etc. The song Semiocto reminds me of Coltrane. Overall a solid lp but more of a tender sound. Fits his personality.
      • Flavio61's avatar
        Flavio61
        I think this is a reissue as the label in the photo was in use only from 1967 by Impulse!

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