Tag Archives: Yusef Lateef

In December 1977.

In December 1977, “CTI” label released “Autophysiopsychic”, th 34th Yusef Lateef album. It was recorded in October 1977, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York Studios, and Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Yusef Lateef – vocals, flute, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, shahnai
  • Art Farmer – flugelhorn
  • Clifford Carter – keyboards
  • Eric Gale – electric guitar
  • Gary King – electric bass
  • Jim Madison – drums
  • Sue Evans – percussion
  • Frank Floyd, Babi Floyd, Milt Grayson, Norberto Jones – backing vocals
  • David Matthews – arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Yusef Lateef except where noted.

  1. Robot Man
  2. Look on the Right Side
  3. Yl – David Matthews
  4. Communication
  5. Sister Mamie

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Jazzland” label released “Breezing”, the third Sonny Red album. It was recorded in November 1960, at “Plaza Sound Studios” in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Red – alto saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet 
  • Yusef Lateef – tenor saxophone
  • Barry Harris – piano
  • Bob Cranshaw – bass
  • Albert Heath – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Red except where noted.

  1. Brother B
  2. All I Do Is Dream of You – Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown
  3. The New Blues
  4. Ditty
  5. Teef
  6. Breezing
  7. A Handful of Stars – Ted Shapiro, Jack Lawrence
  8. If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz

On November 2, 1970.

On November 2, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “Suite 16”, the 28th Yusef Lateef album. It was recorded in April 1970, at “Regent Sound Studios”, in New York City, June 1970, at “Corner Studios” in Cologne, Germany and was produced by Joel Dom.

Personnel:

  • Yusef Lateef – tenor saxophone, flute, bamboo flute, pneumatic bamboo flute, oboe, bells, tambourine
  • Neal Boyar – vibraphone 
  • Barry Harris, Joe Zawinul – piano
  • Eric Gale, Earl Klugh – guitar
  • Chuck Rainey – electric bass
  • Robert Cunningham – bass, electric bass
  • Albert Heath, Jimmy Johnson – drums
  • Selwart Clarke – viola
  • Kermit Moore – cello
  • Cologne Radio Orchestra conducted by William S. Fischer
  • The Sweet Inspirations – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Yusef Lateef except where noted.

  1. Buddy and Lou
  2. Down in Atlanta
  3. Nocturne
  4. When a Man Loves a Woman – Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright
  5. Michelle – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Symphonic Blues Suite: First Movement; Folia
  7. Symphonic Blues Suite: Second Movement; Minuet (Hybird, Atonal)
  8. Symphonic Blues Suite: Third Movement; Blues (Twelve Measure Form) Variation  Interlude
  9. Symphonic Blues Suite: Fourth Movement; Passacaglia
  10. Symphonic Blues Suite: Fifth Movement; Chorale / Sixth Movement; Blues (Extended Form)
  11. Symphonic Blues Suite: Seventh Movement; Blues, Coda

In August 1960.

In August 1960, “New Jazz” label released “Cry! – Tender”, the twelve Yusef Lateef album. It was recorded in October 1957 and in October 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Yusef Lateef– tenor saxophone, flute, oboe
  • Lonnie Hillyer– trumpet
  • Wilbur Harden– flugelhorn
  • Hugh Lawson– piano
  • Ernie Farrow– bass
  • Herman Wright – bass
  • Frank Gant – drums, percussion
  • Oliver Jackson – drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Yusef Lateef except where noted.

  1. Seabreeze – Larry Douglas, Fred Norman, Rommie Bearden
  2. Dopolous
  3. Cry! – Tender
  4. Butter’s Blues
  5. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern
  6. The Snow Is Green
  7. If You Could See Me Now – Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman
  8. Ecaps

 

On May 18, 2004.

Elvin Jones

On May 18, 2004, Elvin Ray Jones died aged 77. He was a jazz drummer of the post-bop era , performed with  Charles Mingus, Teddy Charles, Bud Powell and Miles Davis, but he is best known as a member of the John Coltrane quartet (from 1960 to 1966) along with Jimmy Garrison on bass and McCoy Tyner on piano, in the celebrated recording phase including the album “A love supreme”. Jones recorded with numerous artists including Art Farmer, J.J. Johnson, Aaron Bell, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, Pepper Adams, Kenny Burrell, Sonny Rollins, Thad Jones, Idris Sulieman, Mal Waldron, Steve Lacy, Bernie Green, Hank Jones, Jimmy Forest, Randy Weston, Curtis Fuller, Gil Evans, Harry Lookofsky, Julian Priester, Barry Harris, Clifford Jordan, Sonny Red, Yusef Lateef, Lee Konitz, Freddie Hubbard, Pony Poindexter, Duke Ellington, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Woods, Andrew Hill, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Bob Brookmeyer, Wayne Shorter, Grant Green, Joe Henderson, Larry Young, Roland Kirk, Earl Hines, Jaki Byard, Larry Coryell, Ornette Coleman, Barney Kessel, Phineas Newborn Jr, Allen Ginsberg, Joe Farrell, Frank Foster, Billy Harper, Elek Bacsik, Oregon, Jimmy Rowles, Chico Freeman, Ray Brown, Pharaoh Sanders, Lew Soloff, James Williams, Marcus Roberts, Kenny Garrett, David Murray, Sonny Sharrock, Javon Jackson, Robert Hurst, John McLaughlin, Shirley Horn, Joe Lovano, Steve Griggs, Michael Brecker, Gary LeMel and Stefano di Battista, becoming one of the most recorded artists of all time.  As leader, Jones released 48 albums.