Jun 082016

Yusef Lateef - 1970-07 CD Front Insertwell, following through on the ahmad jamal – yusef lateef show… i was going to upload an absolutely amazing show from 6 dec 2008 that mbutchko shared on dime a day or two after the show (yes, mbutchko who recently has shared some phenomenal pharoah sanders shows that got me started on a jamal-lateef-sanders kick again!).  but that is available on line at metarecords.com, which appears to be the label of adam rudolf, one of the musicians that night.  you would be well advised to follow those links & check it out, maybe buy it (i plan to, now that i realize it’s out there).

however, here’s another fine show, from the 1970 montreux jazz festival.  this has been shared elsewhere, including on inconstant sol and ubu roi (not once but twice).  but the links are all dead, so here’s a fresh share.

if you want more yusef lateef – and, sure, who doesn’t? – inconstant sol is still sharing ‘yusef lateef in europe 1971‘, three shows from 20-21-22 oct 1971.


yusef lateef
montreux jazz festival
montreux, switzerland
july 1970

yusef lateef – tenor sax, flute, oboe
barry harris – piano
bob cunningham – bass
albert “tootie” heath – drums

1. yusef’s mood (yusef lateef) 9:54
2. these foolish things (harry link, holt marvell, jack strachey) 8:57
3. soul flute (6:11)
4. the road back (yusef lateef) 7:00
5. stone henge (yusef lateef) 11:50
6. off minor (thelonious monk) 5:49
7. (blues) (14:26)
8. vibration (yusef lateef) 8:52

tt: 73:04

fm? > ? > cdr > eac > flac

sample: t4 the road back.mp3
download: YusefLateef_1970-07_Montreaux_Jazzfest.zip

Jun 052016

CD Front Insertan ‘mbutchko’ uploaded a number of great pharoah sanders shows from 2001, which reminded me of a some performances by ahmad jamal quartet with guest yusef lateef.  three of my longstanding favorite musicians.  here’s one of the jamal/lateef, as a segue to yusef lateef or maybe pharoah sanders instead.


ahmad jamal quartet with guest yusef lateef
festival jazz à marciac
sous chapiteau, marciac, france
8 august 2011

ahmad jamal (piano)
yusef lateef (tenor sax, flutes, voice) 4-9
james cammack (double bass)
herlin riley (drums)
manolo badrena (percussion)

01 flight 14:57
02 swahililand 7:36
03 poetry 7:24
04 masara #6 11:06
05 unknown 8:55
06 hold your light 7:20
07 unknown 8:58
08 unknown 6:07
09 unknown 7:18
tt 79:41

dvb-s > skystar2 > kaffeine (mp2 256 kbs, 48 khz) > xcfa (wav conversion) > wavelab > flac (level 8)
broadcast : le concert, france musique, live (1-3) & 9 august 2011 (4-9)

sample:  t06 Hold Your Light.mp3
download: AhmadJamal_Yusef Lateef_2011-08-08_MarciacFrance.zip