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     Yusef Lateef

Real name: William Evans
Born: Oct 9, 1920 in Chatanooga, TN
Died: December 23, 2013 in Shutesbury, MA
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Zimbabwe, Africa, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Modern Creative, New Age
Instruments: Sax (Tenor), Oboe, Flute

Yusef Lateef has long had an inquisitive spirit and he was never just a bop or hard bop soloist. Lateef, who does not care much for the name "jazz," has consistently created music that has stretched (and even broke through) boundaries. A superior tenor-saxophonist with a soulful sound and impressive technique, Lateef by the 1950s was one of the top flutists around. He also developed into the best jazz soloist to date on oboe, an occasional bassoonist and introduced such instruments as the argol (a double clarinet that resembles a bassoon), shanai (a type of oboe) and different types of flutes. Lateef played "world music" before it had a name and his output was much more creative than much of the pop and folk music that passes under that label in the 1990s.

Yusef Lateef grew up in Detroit and began on tenor when he was 17. He played with Lucky Millinder (1946), Hot Lips Page, Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie's big band (1949-50). He was a fixture on the Detroit jazz scene of the 1950s where he studied flute at Wayne State University. Lateef began recording as a leader in 1955 for Savoy (and later Riverside and Prestige) although he did not move to New York until 1959. By then he already had a strong reputation for his versatility and for his willingness to utilize "miscellaneous instruments." Lateef played with Charles Mingus in 1960, gigged with Donald Byrd and was well-featured with the Cannonball Adderley Sextet (1962-64). As a leader his string of Impulse recordings (1963-66) were among the finest of his career although Lateef's varied Atlantic sessions (1967-76) usually also had some strong moments. He spent some time in the 1980s teaching in Nigeria. His Atlantic records of the late '80s were closer to mood music (or new age) than jazz but in the 1990s (for his own YAL label) Yusef Lateef has recorded a wide variety of music (all originals) including some strong improvised music with the likes of Ricky Ford, Archie Shepp and Von Freeman.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.vervemusicgroup.com/artist/default.aspx?aid=2796 About on Verve Record
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=8602 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.yuseflateef.com Personal website. Recordings, music, about
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusef_Lateef About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusef_Lateef About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Yusef Lateef - 'Before Dawn' - 1998, Polygram, Verve
 Yusef Lateef - 'Beyond The Sky' - 2000, Meta Records
 Yusef Lateef - 'Cry! - Tender' - 1957, New Jazz, OJC
 Yusef Lateef - 'Eastern Sounds' - 1961, Prestige, OJC
 Yusef Lateef - 'In The Garden' - 2003, Meta Records
 Yusef Lateef - 'Into Something' - 1992, Prestige, OJC
 Yusef Lateef - 'The Golden Flute' - 2004, Impulse!
 Yusef Lateef - 'The Three Faces Of Yusef Lateef' - 1992, Riverside, OJC
 Yusef Lateef - 'The World At Peace' - 1995, Meta Records
 Yusef Lateef - 'Voice Prints' - 2013, Meta
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Doug Watkins - 'Soulnik' - 1995, OJC
  как соисполнитель ...
 Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley - 'Dizzy's Business' - 1963, Milestone
 Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley - 'Nippon Soul' - 1992, Riverside, OJC
 Kenny Barron - 'First Half Highlights' - 1997, 32 Jazz
 Art Farmer - 'Something You Got' - 1977, CTI Records, King Records
 Grant Green - 'Ballads' - 2002, Blue Note
 Grant Green - 'Grantstand' - 1961, Blue Note
 Charles Mingus - 'Pre Bird' - 1960, Mercury
 Clark Terry - 'Flutin' & Fluglin'' - 1960, Past Perfect

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