Yusef Lateef

Eastern Sounds-Complete Quartet Studio Sessions (EJC55777)

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2021

Eastern Sounds-Complete Quartet Studio Sessions

Yusef Lateef

Essential Jazz Classics

8436559469555

EJC 169597

EJC55777

JAZZ

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CD 8,25 €

Complete Quartet Studio Sessions with Barry Harris

+1 BONUS TRACK

INCLUDES TWO TRACKS APPEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON CD!

5 stars all music guide

Yusef Lateef (1920-2013) was one of the first Afro-Americanjazz musicians to embrace the Islamic faith. Although his main instruments were the tenor saxophone and the flute, he was known for his innovative blending of jazz with Asian music.

His “Eastern”’ influences are clearly audible on Eastern Sounds (Moodsville MVST- 22), which is presented here in its entirety along with all of his other quartet recordings with iconic pianist Barry Harris. Among them are two tracks, “Cookin’” and “Marching Piper Blues”, which were only issued on a hard to find single and appear here for the first time ever on CD. A rare studio reading of “Brother John”, one of Lateef’s best known compositions, has been added as a further bonus

PERSONNEL:

  • YUSEF LATEEF - (tenor sax, oboe & flute)
  • BARRY HARRIS - (piano)
  • On all tracks, plus:
  • [1-9]: EASTERN SOUNDS
  • Ernie Farrow (b & rabat), Lex Humphries (d).
  • Hackensack, New Jersey, September 5, 1961.
  • [10-13]: Herman Wright (b), Elvin Jones (d).
  • New Jersey, December 29, 1961.
  • [14-16]: Bill Austin (b), Frank Gant (d).
  • Chicago, 1958. [B6 & B7 originally issued on the long out of print single Argo 5292].
  • (*) BONUS TRACK:
  • Yusef Lateef (fl), Cannonball Adderley (as), Nat Adderley (cnt), Joe Zawinul (p), Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d).
  • New York, 1962. [Originally issued on the single Riverside RF-4562].

TRACKS:

  • 01. THE PLUM BLOSSOM
  • 02. BLUES FOR THE ORIENT
  • 03. CHINQ MIAU
  • 04. DON’T BLAME ME
  • 05. LOVE THEME FROM “SPARTACUS”
  • 06. SNAFU
  • 07. PURPLE FLOWER
  • 08. LOVE THEME FROM “THE ROBE”
  • 09. THE THREE FACES OF BALAL
  • 10. RASHEED
  • 11. YOU’VE CHANGED
  • 12. I’LL REMEMBER APRIL
  • 13. P BOUK
  • 14. TROUBLE IN MIND
  • 15. COOKIN’ (**)
  • 16. MARCHING PIPER BLUES (**)
  • 17. BROTHER JOHN [single version] (*)
  • (**) FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON CD
  • (*) BONUS TRACK