Monday, November 24, 2008

Yusef Lateef's Detroit Latitude 42° 30' Longitude 83°


Year : 1969
Label :
Atlantic
Genre :
Jazz
Style :
Soul Jazz, Funk/Soul, Big Band

Yusef Lateef is a multi-instrumentalist who plays as well as all saxophones, different types of flute, classic instruments (oboe, bassoon) or clarinet, first best known as member of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet between 1962 to 1964. Supported by a Big Band with brilliant rhythm section featuring Eric Gale, Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie, Hugh Lawson, Chuck Rainey & Cecil McBee, Yusef has recruited also guest musicians as Roy Brooks Jr. who plays drums on That Lucky Old Sun plus strings & horns ensemble including trumpeters Jimmy Owens and Thad Jones. From Hard Bop to Jazz Funk style, titles includes all compositions of Yusef Lateef except That Lucky Old Sun composed and written by Beasley Smith & Haven Gillepsie. Produced by Joel Dorn. 

Yusef Lateef _flute & tenor saxophone
Hugh Lawson_piano
Cecil McBee_bass
Chuck Rainey_electric bass
Eric Gale_guitar
Bernard Purdie_drums
Albert "Tootie" Heath_percussion
Norman Pride & Ray Barreto_congas

01. Bishop School
02. Livingston Playground
03. Eastern Market
04. Belle Isle
05. Russel & Eliot
06. Raymond Winchester
07. Woodward Avenue
08. That Lucky Old Sun
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