Dr Yusef Abdul Lateef RIP : Gilles Peterson’s Tribute Mix Pt 1

Yusef Lateeef: Gilles Peterson’s Tribute Mix Pt 1…. DEEP!

Dr Yusef Abdul Lateef RIP Photography © Peter Williams. All Rights Reserved

Dr Yusef Abdul Lateef RIP Photography © Peter Williams. All Rights Reserved

I’ve been meaning to do something on the master musician, Dr Yusef lateef, since his passing at the age of 93 in December 2013 and then Gilles Peterson rang me to say he was working on podcast that takes a chronological journey through his musical career. I therefore just had to sit back and wait – and this is it! Gilles has trawled through the composer/multi-instrumentalist/innovator’s extensive back-catalogue going all the way back to the 1950s, pulling out some of his personal favourite tracks. Apparently, this is Part One of his tribute mix. Enjoy – this a deep celebration, a life enhancing journey into the life and music of the mighty Yusef Lateef.

Podcast Photograph of Yusef Lateef in Brownswood by Jonathan Oppong Wiafe, 1994.

Tracklisting
Morning (Jazz Mood, 1957, Savoy)
Before Dawn (Before Dawn, 1957, Verve)
Anastasia (Other Sounds, 1957, Prestige)
Taboo (Other Sounds, 1957, Prestige)
Hapology (Jazz For The Thinker, 1957, Savoy)
Chang Chang Chang (Before Dawn, 1957, Verve)
Titora (The Centaur And The Phoenix Bonus Track, 1960, Riverside)
Moon Tree (The Fabric Of Jazz, 1959, Savoy)
Night In Tunisia (Prayer To The East, 1958, Savoy)
Abana (Jazz Around The World, 1963, Impulse)
1984 (1984, 1965, Impulse)
Plum Blossom (Eastern Sounds, 1961, Prestige)
You’re Somewhere Thinking Of Me (The Complete Yusef Lateef, 1968, Atlantic)
Like It Is (The Blue Yusef Lateef, 1968, Atlantic)
Woodward Avenue (Yusef Lateen’s Detroit, 1969, Atlantic)
Eboness (The Diverse Yusef Lateef, 1970, Atlantic)
Technological Homosapien (The Doctor Is In….And Out, 1976, Atlantic)
Hellbound (The Doctor Is In…And Out, 1976, Atlantic)
Love Theme From Sparticus (Eastern Sounds, 1961, Prestige)
Hold Your Light (Yusef Lateef And Adam Rudolph Live In Seattle, 1999, Meta)
Brother John (Live At Peps Vol 2, 1964, Impulse)
Passacaglia (Suite 16, 1970, Atlantic)

Dr Yusef Abdul Lateeef – October 9, 1920 – December 23 2013

Check out Gilles Peterson @ http://www.gillespetersonworldwide.com/

About Paul Brad

Freelance journalist / Publisher Editor - Straight No Chaser magazine & From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: A History Of The UK Jazz dance Scene by Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove / Music Fan: Interplanetary Sounds: Ancient to Future / Cultural Event Consultant & Activist / Nei Jia practitioner
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